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How Sumatra's forest people are adapting ancient health rules during the pandemic

Palm oil production also threatens the indigenous people on Indonesia's Sumatra Island. Image: Antara Foto/Rony Muharrman/via REUTERS

Harry Jacques

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Orang Rimba tribe member Neliti, 45, is pictured in the forest of Bukit Duabelas national park, Sumatra, Indonesia in June 2020. Image: Anggun Nova/Handout via Thomson Reuters Foundation

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