Indigenous language used to popularize information on COVID-19

National and indigenous languages have been used in parallel to raise awareness about COVID-19 pandemic among local people in Luc Ngan district in northern mountainous Bac Giang province. The initiative has proven effective, especially among ethnic minority people.

Over the last two months, the latest information on COVID-19 has been provided in the Nung language to local ethnic minority people in Cong Lau hamlet in Phong Van commune, Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province.

The news has helped allay their anxiety about the pandemic.

As well as regularly announcing the latest directives, the working group in Cong Lau hamlet also visits every household to encourage people to strictly follow instructions on health declarations and prevention measures.

The working group has also strengthened the broadcasting of information on internet platforms such as Zalo and Facebook to raise awareness about COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.

Distributing leaflets and putting up banners and posters are creative ways for the locality to raise awareness and encourage initiatives among local people, especially ethnic minority people, in the fight against the pandemic./.