Horatius Romuli, owner of Jamu Bukti Mentjos, a jamu parlour in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. Photo: Sylviana Hamdani

Ignoring medical advice, Indonesians throng ‘jamu’ herbal drink parlours, believing concoctions protect against coronavirus

  • Made with ingredients including turmeric and ginger, jamu drinks are becoming increasingly popular after a surge of coronavirus cases in Indonesia
  • Many are convinced they can avoid Covid-19 if they regularly drink the concoctions, but doctors warn about false rumours of their healing power
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic: All stories
Horatius Romuli, owner of Jamu Bukti Mentjos, a jamu parlour in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. Photo: Sylviana Hamdani
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