“Learn the lessons that are being shown from this virus.”

― Dr. Michael J. Ryan, WHO

To date there have been no deaths from COVID-19 infection in Vietnam. But COVID-19 is contributing to risks for what is already the leading cause of child mortality in Vietnam – drowning.  

Within the space of a few months, COVID-19 has sadly become a part of everyday vocabulary. The virus has reached nearly every country on earth and claimed nearly 130,000 lives at the time of writing. Vietnam has received significant praise and recognition for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It is widely accepted that social distancing is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – and in many cases, this includes school closures. In late January, children in Vietnam took a break from school for Tet holiday and were due to return on the 6th February – but due to COVID-19, they didn’t return. Schools remain closed nationwide.  ....