A man stands guard on the entrance to an alley in Tambora, West Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Local Lockdown in Tambora, West Jakarta
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
APRIL 01, 2020
Residents of Tambora, a subdistrict of West Jakarta with the highest population density in the capital, have enforced their own local lockdown to prevent the coronavirus from infecting their community.
The residents block entrances to each alley in the area to prevent outsiders from coming in. Banners announcing the local lockdown are seen everywhere hung on gates and fences.
Local authorities are also encouraging residents to order less delivery food to stop deliverymen from coming in and out of the area.
Some residents even put up signs banning guests from visiting their homes.
Jakarta is currently the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Indonesia with 816 confirmed cases and 90 deaths spread across 174 subdistricts.
Only the Thousand Islands subdistrict, a mini archipelago north of the capital on the Java Sea, has not reported any cases.