Vietnamese players call on people to keep fighting COVID-19. Screen Photo
HÀ NỘI — National football players have joined the effort to raise people's awareness of the coronavirus.
Goalkeeper Bùi Tiến Dũng, striker Nguyễn Công Phượng, defenders Quế Ngọc Hải, Đỗ Duy Mạnh and midfielder Nguyễn Tuấn Anh spread the message on a video clip launched recently by the Ministry of Health (MoH).
Keeper Dũng of HCM City FC said: “People should strictly follow advice for the Government and the Ministry of Health. We need to stay at home as much as possible, and only go out for special reasons. Make sure you declare your health status.”
Captains Hải and Phượng called on people to keep a safe distance from each other and clean their houses frequently.
Mạnh, who is recovering from an ankle ligament injury, appealed for face masks to be worn by anyone who needs to go out, and reminded viewers to keep a 2m gap from the nearest person.
Midfielder Anh backed calls for people to wash their hands regularly with soap and sanitiser.
The clip finishes with all five shouting 'Việt Nam cố lên', which is a call to tell the country to keep fighting. VNS