Military officers in Dak Nong Province have translated information about the Covid-19 epidemic to the language of the ethnic M’Nong group to raise local awareness. Dak Nong raises awareness about Covid-19 among ethnic groups Thuan An Commune is a border commune in Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province. 30% of its population is the M’Nong ethnic people who live in Sa Pa and Bu Dak villages. Many of them have family members in Cambodia so they often cross the border to visit each other. Since the majority of them do not know Vietnamese, they can’t read much information about the outbreak and advice from the Ministry of Health. Since the start of the outbreak, the border guards have worked with local authorities to raise public awareness by broadcasting the news in M’Nong language. In the past week, the Thuan An border gate team often go to places with large crowds like the markets and schools to broadcast the news. “We broadcast the news in both Vietnamese and M’Nong language. We also handout leaflets with various pictures to make it easier to understand,” said Lieutenant Colonel Doan Van Tien from Thuan An Border Gate. “We also go to every house… Read full this story
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