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SOS village kids help in COVID-19 fight

Update: April, 05/2020 - 17:04


Huế SOS village kids show their hand-made face protectors which will be donated to COVID-19 checkpoints in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province. Photo courtesy SOS Village Huế  

CENTRAL REGION — Children from the Huế SOS Village have donated 200 hand-made face masks to checkpoints in the province.

Representatives of the village said on Sunday that it’s a part of the contribution from 70 children living in the village in sharing hardships with staff at checkpoints in the fight against COVID-19.

It’s a quick and easy-design face protector that can be made from recycled isinglass, Polyethylene foam pieces and elastic.

It can be reused after cleaning by alcohol, steam and ultraviolet (UV) sterilisation.

Kids in the village also joined a mass painting project to promote efforts made by the community in dealing with COVID-19 in the province.

According to the provincial People’s Committee, all people from other provinces visiting Huế City from Monday (April 6) have to report their travel itinerary, undergo medical checks and provide health declarations at checkpoints.

Paintings about COVID-19 drawn by kids in the Huế SOS Village. Photo courtesy SOS Village Huế 

At least 14,000 people from provinces and cities nationwide had been isolated in the province since early March. Up to 4,000 have completed quarantine.

Medical staff from Đà Nẵng Trauma and Orthopaedics Hospital and private Family Hospital also produced hand-made face protectors from recycled materials at a cost of VNĐ5,000 (US$0.2) each – only five per cent in comparison to the same product sold on the market (VNĐ100,000).

Colleges and universities in Đà Nẵng also started production of automatic hand-cleaners at supermarkets and public sites. — VNS

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