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In central Vietnam, teachers send care packages to students in quarantine

In central Vietnam, teachers send care packages to students in quarantine

Saturday, June 12, 2021, 09:48 GMT+7
In central Vietnam, teachers send care packages to students in quarantine
Officials of Ha Tinh Province sends care packages to the quarantine ward at Tan Lam Huong Preschool, Tan Lam Huong Ward, Thach Ha District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam. Photo: Doan Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Teachers in Thach Ha District of Vietnam’s north-central Ha Tinh Province have prepared boxes of snacks, milk and books as items of comfort for a group of students who was quarantined inside a local school for suspicion of COVID-19 infections.

According to Dang Hong Quan, a military officer of  Thach That's Tam Lam Huong Ward, over 30 students were sent to quarantine on Tuesday after coming in contact with a young COVID-19 patient at the library of Tan Lam Huong 1 Primary School. 

A group with the majority being fourth- and fifth-graders, these students are undergoing a 21-day period of quarantine at the Tan Lam Huong Preschool.

The youngest quarantined child in the group is eight-month-old N.A.D., who is being taken care of by four-year-old sister N.T.V. and mother N.T.H. in the quaratine ward.

However, parents of many other students would not be allowed inside the quarantine zone since only direct contacts of a confirmed transmission case, as well as medical officers, are permitted to stay there. 

Considering the situation, a group of teachers in the locale has packed boxes of snacks, milk and books to provide comfort for the students during isolation time.

They have even added hand written labels with uplifting notes to cheer the students up during the challenging time.

H., mother of two quarantined students in the group, showed her gratefulness for the support that her children received from medical officers and teachers.

“Their living environment suddenly turned upside down, but my children are adapting well.”

A label with uplifting message is attached to a care package. Photo: Van Sang / Tuoi Tre
A label with uplifting message is attached to a care package. Photo: Van Sang / Tuoi Tre

According to Nguyen Thanh Nga, head of the Thach Ha District Bureau of Education and Training, the library in question for COVID-19 transmissions gained permission to reopen on June 1.

Earlier, the library, as well as other education facilities in Ha Tinh, had been closed for nearly one month in an attempt to curb the fourth wave of COVID-19 tranmission of provincial authority.

After a group of students was sent to quarantine, local teachers and the provincial Youth Union have prepared packages of necessities as a gesture of care for the children. 

“We hope that the gifts will help the students learn something and not waste their time in quarantine,” Nga said.

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