Mobile handwashing basins to combat COVID-19 in Quang Tri

As a simple tool to promote public health, handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent coronavirus and transmission of disease. Funded by the Embassy of Ireland, Quang Tri Service Centre of the Department of Foreign Affairs has recently delivered 25 mobile hand-washing facilities for 20 schools and 5 health centers in Quang Tri province.

A total of 25 hand-washing facilities with water and soap, worth over VND 140 million, have been provided to 20 schools and 5 health centers in Quang Tri province. Source: Quang Tri Service Centre for Foreign Affairs

Vietnam recorded one imported case of coronavirus disease within the past 12 hours as of 6 am on November 10, annouced the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Vietnam has documented 1,216 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far. According to the Ministry of Health, the outbreak has been put under control. However, as the coronavirus may get worse during the winter-spring season, the ministry recommends people to continue wearing face masks and washing hands with sanitiser regularly.

As the pandemic was still developing around the world, while commercial flights have been reopened, experts also warned of the risk of COVID-19’s resurgence in Vietnam.

Hospitals and the system of medical examination and treatment facilities are suggested to clearly define risk and maintain vigilance, while continuing to thoroughly apply and improve prevention and control activities toward an immediate response to any further outbreaks.

With the number of people infected with coronavirus increasing around the world on a daily basis, the World Health Organization (WHO) has advised everyone to regularly and thoroughly clean their hands to to protect the body and the surroundings from the risks of COVID-19 infections.

The handwashing facilities are funded by the Embassy of Ireland, through Quang Tri Service Centre for Foreign Affairs.

In a growing effort to protect Vietnam’s most vulnerable children and families against the COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, Quang Tri Service Centre of the Department of Foreign Affairs has timely mobilized support from the Embassy of Ireland and provided 25 mobile handwashing systems for children and the community in the province.

The key message about hand wash instructions and disease control manual being clearly printed on the wash basins, it is expected that not only schoolchildren but their parents and locals will access basic guidelines to prevent the COVID-19.

Phuong Nguyen