Billboard praises Vietnamese song on coronavirus fight guidance

US magazine Billboard has heaped praises on a Vietnamese song guiding the prevention of the novel coronavirus in a recent article, calling it an “insanely catchy” tune.

US magazine praises Vietnam song on COVID-19 fight guidance hinh anh 1

A shot in the animated video of "Ghen Co Vy" (Photo courtesy of the National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health)

“Ghen Co Vy,” based on the melody of the V-pop hit “Ghen (Jealous),” is a work by composer Khac Hung, in collaboration with the National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health.

It’s performed by the tune’s original singers Erik and Min.

“As the coronavirus continues to spread, governments are taking actions in an attempt to keep their countries’ residents safe. Vietnam in particular seems to have nailed the awareness strategy by releasing a wildly catchy public service announcement (PSA) promoting preventative measures such as hand-washing and sanitation, as highlighted on the latest episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” wrote the article.

 

The infectious track got so much attention it sparked a trending dance called the #ghencovychallenge on TikTok, choreographed by popular dancer Quang Dang, it continued.

Since his post, hundreds of others have put their own spin on the dance, which includes swagged-out movements mimicking hand-scrubbing.

French channel BFMTV play viral Vietnamese epidemic track “Ghen Co Vy“

French channel BFMTV play viral Vietnamese epidemic track “Ghen Co Vy“

"Ghen Co Vy", known as the “washing hands song” in English, has been growing in popularity globally, with French television channel BFMTV the latest place to feature the track.

VN covid-19 epidemic song praised on American TV show

VN covid-19 epidemic song praised on American TV show

In the TV show “Last Week Tonight” by John Oliver (HBO) March 1, the American host constantly praised a Vietnamese song on how to fight covid-19.  

 
 

Other News

.
Danang cancels all festive activities amid new Covid-19 cases
Danang cancels all festive activities amid new Covid-19 cases
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  26/07/2020 

The Danang Fantastic Festival and many other cultural activities and events will be postponed after cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, causing Covid-19 disease, were officially announced on July 25 and 26 in Danang City.

Masks in religious rites of the Dao
Masks in religious rites of the Dao
YOUR VIETNAMicon  26/07/2020 

The Dao comprise two groups, who speak the Mien and Mun dialects. In religious rites of the Mun group, there are always Ka Dong men wearing masks with two horns. 

'Maskne' and bold makeup: How masks are changing how we look
'Maskne' and bold makeup: How masks are changing how we look
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  26/07/2020 

Face masks are everywhere - and with them, the rise of "maskne" and new mask-friendly makeup trends.

ASEAN Film Week 2020 underway in Da Nang
ASEAN Film Week 2020 underway in Da Nang
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/07/2020 

Eight feature films and a cartoon produced by ASEAN member countries are being screened in Hanoi, HCM City, and the central city of Da Nang until July 27 as part of ASEAN Film Week 2020.

Photo exhibition opens door to Colombia
Photo exhibition opens door to Colombia
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/07/2020 

A photo exhibition themed ‘A window to Colombia: The Black Line’ was held by the Colombian Embassy in Vietnam on July 23 in Hanoi.

Ho Ngoc Ha set to judge Asian singing competition
Ho Ngoc Ha set to judge Asian singing competition
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/07/2020 

Singer-model Ho Ngoc Ha will link up with singer-songwriter Thanh Bui as they represent Vietnam as judges in the first version of Asian Dream, a reality singing competition which aims to provide a platform for talent from across Asia.

Elderly woman registers to compete at Miss Vietnam 2020
Elderly woman registers to compete at Miss Vietnam 2020
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/07/2020 

A 59-year-old woman in Hanoi has registered to compete at Miss Vietnam 2020.

Singer releases album to pay tribute to fallen soldiers
Singer releases album to pay tribute to fallen soldiers
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/07/2020 

Apart from the sweet and touching voice, singer Huyen Trang has made an impression for her acting in the latest music video dedicated to fallen soldiers ahead the War Invalids’ and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).

War items on display at Nghe An Museum
War items on display at Nghe An Museum
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/07/2020 

Nghe An Museum has opened an exhibition displaying items related to Vietnam’s revolutionary wars from July 21 to December on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of Vietnam's War Invalids and Martyrs Day.

ASEAN football stars encourage healthy lifestyle amidst COVID-19
ASEAN football stars encourage healthy lifestyle amidst COVID-19
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/07/2020 

Football stars across the 10 ASEAN member states have taken part in #BeActive videos to encourage people in the region to stay healthy and active amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

Colombia landscapes featured in photo exhibition
Colombia landscapes featured in photo exhibition
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/07/2020 

An exhibition featuring nearly 40 photos on a famed mountain area of Colombia by photographer Jorge Coque Gamboa will open in downtown Hanoi on July 24.

Thanh Hoa draw with HAGL
Thanh Hoa draw with HAGL
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/07/2020 

Thanh Hoa played out a goalless draw with Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) in the V.League 1 on Thursday.

Book on Vietnam’s sea, island sovereignty released in Japan
Book on Vietnam’s sea, island sovereignty released in Japan
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  24/07/2020 

A book on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes has been translated into Japanese by Professor Kazutaka Hashimoto from the Kanto Gakuin University and released in the country.

AFC meeting suggests solutions to help Asian football recover
AFC meeting suggests solutions to help Asian football recover
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/07/2020 

The Executive Committee of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) convened an online meeting on July 23, seeking ways to help the regional football recover from COVID-19 impact.

Australian gymnastics: Former athletes speak out on 'abuse' culture
Australian gymnastics: Former athletes speak out on 'abuse' culture
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  23/07/2020 

Gymnastics Australia vows "change" after dozens of ex-athletes share stories of mental and physical abuse.

Hanoi’s world-record mural road to be expanded
Hanoi’s world-record mural road to be expanded
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  23/07/2020 

Hanoi authorities have approved the expansion of the ceramic mosaic mural road in principle which will reach Nhat Ban Bridge.

Fascinating murals on show in Hanoi
Fascinating murals on show in Hanoi
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  23/07/2020 

A group of young volunteers and teachers are transforming plain walls on a dyke on the outskirts of Hanoi capital into beautiful murals which showcase the nature, history, and daily life of the local area.

Colourful headdresses of ethnic girls in mountainous region
Colourful headdresses of ethnic girls in mountainous region
YOUR VIETNAMicon  23/07/2020 

Headdresses are considered an indispensable part of the outfits worn by ethnic girls in the country’s northwestern mountainous region, highlighting the traditions of the various different ethnic groups that live in the area.

From Russia with love for Vietnamese folk songs
From Russia with love for Vietnamese folk songs
FEATUREicon  23/07/2020 

Hearing them sing the Vietnamese folk song Bèo Dạt Mây Trôi (Floating Water Ferns and Wandering Clouds) would leave any listener holding their breath as it is so sweet.

Vietnam to host 40 sports at SEA Games 31
Vietnam to host 40 sports at SEA Games 31
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  23/07/2020 

Athletes will compete in up to 40 different sports when Vietnam hosts the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games in Hanoi next year.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN