Japanese teacher helping Bac Giang fight COVID-19

Thousands of volunteers have come to assist the northern Bac Giang province in its fight against COVID-19. Some have worked on the frontlines, while others have worked silently behind the scenes but have an equally important role in the battle against the pandemic, like Hitoshi Mukai, a Japanese teacher at the ICO Manpower International Joint Stock Company.

An epicentre during the latest wave of COVID-19, Bac Giang province called on local enterprises to arrange accommodation for medical workers coming from other localities to offer support in the fight against the pandemic.

Knowing that his company set aside a staff and trainee accommodation zone for nearly 150 doctors, medical workers, and students from the Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Hanoi Medical College, Hitoshi was among ten ICO volunteers offering assistance to frontline workers.

Medical workers on the scene said the Japanese teacher is agile and sociable and does not mind the difficulties. 

Hitoshi joins in clean-up and sanitisation efforts and providing food to medical workers every day. His days start at 5.30 am, and his breaks depend on the workload of the medical staff.

Besides contributing to helping Bac Giang overcome these tough times, what Hitoshi has done is vivid illustration of the solidarity between the Vietnamese and Japanese peoples./.