Indonesians sitting in the sun in Bekasi, West Java, reflecting their belief that the sun can boost their immunity to coronavirus. Photo: AFP

Indonesians hope sunbathing helps keep coronavirus at bay

  • The rush outdoors has led to an Indonesian government warning about the dangers of skin cancer, and calls for novice sunseekers to slap on protection
  • Across Asia, pale skin has long been associated with a higher social class and skin-lightening products are big sellers
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Indonesians sitting in the sun in Bekasi, West Java, reflecting their belief that the sun can boost their immunity to coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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