Update: 14:26 | 11/04/2020
The official English version of the catchy hand-washing song “Ghen Co Vy” was released on April 9 to encourage people to adopt personal preventive habits amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced.
The song is part of a creative health communications project #EndCoV by the MoH’s National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health (NIOEH) in collaboration with musician Khac Hung, singers Min and Erik, dancer Quang Dang, and Goodwill Ambassador Chau Bui.
Official English version of “Ghen Co Vy” released.
Supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the project has already been promoting the Vietnamese version of “Ghen Co Vy” and a hand-washing dance challenge at #ghencovychallenge and #vudieuruatay.
The English version, also featuring sign language, is available on MoH’s official website and on YouTube.
With a spirit of “prevention is better than cure”, the project aims to join hands with the community in building personal preventive habits and motivate the country’s frontline fighters - doctors, epidemiologists, healthcare workers, and millions of others who expose themselves daily to the coronavirus.
The Vietnamese version of “Ghen Co Vy” was released in February to explain to people how to wash their hands properly and to take other measures to avoid becoming infected.
It has gone viral on YouTube and Tik Tok and was even featured on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in the US.