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Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby

Jasmine Le Jasmine Le

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June 22, 2021 | 09:54

The murals are uplifting encouragement to people from all walks of life during the pandemic time.

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One mural says "Prevent, detect, quarantine, localize, stamp out the Covid-19 pandemic" (Photo: VOV)

Murals in Hanoi instilling uplifting messages about the Covid-19 pandemic have been garnering people’s attention.

In order to strengthen the anti-pandemic communication efforts, Ha Dong district authorities have surveyed and agreed to turn the walls along Vu Trong Khanh street into mural walls. Along with posters, most of the paintings display slogans encouraging residents to obey Covid-19 preventive rules, such as “Joining together to fight Covid-19 pandemic,” “For a Covid-free world”, “Prevent, detect, quarantine, localize, stamp out the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
One passer-by looks at the murals (Photo: VOV)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
Images of frontline healthcare workers are portrayed on the wall (Photo: VOV)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
"For a Covid-free world" (Photo: VOV)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
(Photo: VOV)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
The mural calls for people to wear face masks regularly (Photo: VOV)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
This one encourages people to go to the nearest medical stations for health check once they experience Covid-19 symptoms (Photo: VOV)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
The 5K message is written on the wall (Photo: VOV)

Images of frontline workers are also vividly portrayed.

Local residents said the mural walls have given Nguyen Trong Khanh street a new appearance, attracting people by both the lively drawings and the meaningful message they convey.

Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
(Photo: VOV)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
(Photo: VOV)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
(Photo: VOV)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
(Photo: VOV)

Meanwhile, an art teacher in Ha Tinh province has drawn lovely murals onto the walls during his stay at the quarantine center.

Le Duy Loi, an art teacher at Nguyen Tuan Thien secondary school has breathed a new life into the old, paint-peeling walls at Son Trung kindergarten where he was staying for the mandatory three-week quarantine.

“I wanted to create something joyful for the children’s classroom. I had asked my family to bring me drawing tools and paint,” Loi told Tien Phong. “Other people in the center also came to help me. They said drawing helps them alleviate the stress that they might be infected with the novel virus.”

Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
The teacher draws pictures of children playing outdoor (Photo: Tien Phong)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
(Photo: Tien Phong)

Nguyen Truong Giang, head of the Education and Training Department of Huong Son district, Ha Tinh, highly appreciated Loi’s voluntary contribution.

“Nursey schools often hire artists to decorate the classrooms. It is great to draw such walls during the quarantine time, which helps relieve stress and also be useful for the school,” Giang said.

Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
The murals' theme is suitable for the children (Photo: Tien Phong)
Meaningful Covid-themed graffiti paintings inspire passersby
(Photo: Tien Phong)
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