Sketch collection celebrates COVID-19 fighters

Update: August, 07/2020 - 12:15


A sketch of a doctor playing the guitar after a hard day at the COVID-19 lockdown zone in Đà Nẵng. Photos courtesy of Minh Anh 

ĐÀ NẴNG  — A collection of sketches reflecting life and activities of doctors and nurses at locked down hospitals in the central city has been introduced by a young college student.

Nguyễn Minh Anh, 21, from Đà Nẵng Economics College, took a week to sketch portraits of brave doctors and nurses who have been working hard treating COVID-19 patients since July 28.


A portrait of a tired health worker at hospital after treating COVID-19 patients. 

She said images of doctors, nurses and volunteers were shared on social media and in the press. She turned these pictures into digital drawings.

The sketches express the strong determination of medical staff and doctors in the fight against COVID-19 as Đà Nẵng became a centre of the coronavirus pandemic.


Nguyễn Minh Anh sketched doctors and nurses at hospitals in Đà Nẵng during the fight against COVID-19. 

Anh, from Quảng Trị Province, said she decided to stay at the college’s hostel since the city began social distancing from July 28 to keep her family safe at home.

“I was impressed with the bravery of doctors, nurses, police officers, soldiers and volunteers working at check-points, quarantine centres and hospitals. They almost face possible infection of SARS-CoV-2,” Minh Anh said.


A sketch features a doctor singing with COVID-19 patients at a hospital in Đà Nẵng. 

“It’s a big sacrifice. Only love can help them (doctors and nurses) overcome difficulties to save the lives of patients,” she said.

The 21-year-old student said each portrait took her three hours to complete, and the most impressive photos were selected for reproduction.

A sketch of a police officer, doctors and volunteers working at a quarantine centre in Đà Nẵng. 

Minh Anh said she hopes the collection will be a gift to promote the hard working teams.

She also volunteered to help at isolation sites and lockdown zones.

More than 1,000 students from colleges and medicine schools have been called to work at hospitals and quarantine centres as well as checkpoints in the city.


Doctors from HCM City come to help Đà Nẵng treat COVID-19 patients. 

“I’m ready for the volunteer work. We do hope Đà Nẵng will win the fight against COVID-19. Huge funds and donations as well as doctors and nurses have been flocking to the city to help with COVID-19.”


A medical worker gets a haircut at a hospital in preparation for working at a lockdown zone in Đà Nẵng. 

Thousands of students have been stranded at college dorms due to social distancing orders, and many of them have signed up for voluntary activities. VNS

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