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Quarantine-bound teacher turns isolation center’s walls into eye-catching murals in Vietnam

Quarantine-bound teacher turns isolation center’s walls into eye-catching murals in Vietnam

Friday, June 18, 2021, 17:18 GMT+7
Quarantine-bound teacher turns isolation center’s walls into eye-catching murals in Vietnam
Le Duy Loi paints the walls of Son Trung Kindergarten in Huong Khe District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam. Photo: Binh An / Tuoi Tre

Confined to a quarantine center after coming into direct contact with a COVID-19 patient, an art teacher has spent his time giving a facelift to the walls of the facility in the north-central Vietnamese province of Ha Tinh.

The photos of Le Duy Loi, an art teacher at Nguyen Tuan Thien Middle School in Ha Tinh’s Huong Son District, painting the walls of Son Trung Kindergarten in the same district went viral on social media platforms recently.

Loi has been placed in centralized monitoring at Son Trung Kindergarten, which has been requisitioned for quarantine purposes, since June 12 as a direct contact of a virus infection case.

The intuition of an art teacher, coupled with a lot of time to spare at the quarantine center, prompted Loi to create beautiful murals on the walls, of which the previous paint layer had mostly worn off.

After receiving the approval of local authorities, the teacher asked his family members to supply him with drawing tools and paint.

He painted whenever he was not busy with other quarantine duties.

Many other people being quarantined at the kindergarten also lent him a helping hand.

A wall is turned into a mural thanks to Le Duy Loi. Photo: Binh An / Tuoi Tre

A wall is turned into a mural thanks to Le Duy Loi. Photo: Binh An / Tuoi Tre

Loi’s murals depict lovely, cheerful, and encouraging activities for children.

“It’s also a way for everyone to relax and create a sense of comfort to forget the concerns over the ongoing pandemic,” Loi said.

Nguyen Truong Giang, head of the Huong Khe District Bureau of Education and Training, hailed Loi’s initiative, which did not only give a facelift to Son Trung Kindergarten but also helped quarantined people reduce stress.

Ha Tinh has recorded 73 local COVID-19 cases as of Friday afternoon since the fourth wave erupted in Vietnam on April 27.

Nationwide, 9,114 local infections have been detected in 40 out of the country's 63 provinces and cities ever since.

The overall caseload has reached 12,424 infections, with 4,653 recoveries and 62 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

Tay Ninh Province reported one virus-related death on Thursday but the health ministry has yet to count it in the tally.

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