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HCM City coffee shop displays thousands of artifacts of Covid-19 era

The authorities of Phu Nhuan District in Ho Chi Minh City have worked with a local coffee shop to organize an exhibition of paintings and artifacts to look back at the past year of fighting against Covid-19.

The special exhibition themed "Silence" is held at a cafe on Nguyen Van Troi Street. 

The coffee shop displays more than 1,500 documents, including directives on epidemic prevention and control, travel papers, vouchers for purchase food during the quarantine period, and photos, books, newspapers and publications reporting about the work of epidemic prevention and control.

More than 2,000 images with the theme of Covid-19 prevention, and hundreds of artifacts from 13 wards in Phu Nhuan district are displayed at the shop. 

Chairman of the Phu Nhuan District People’s Committee Nguyen Dong Tung said that the exhibition gave a review of the implementation of the pandemic prevention and control and the hardest days during the fourth wave of Covid-19 in 2021, and paid a tribute to the frontline forces in the struggle to control the outbreak.

The cafe owner, Huynh Minh Hiep, said that he had the idea of collecting the items and photos about the Covid-19 pandemic for an exhibition when participating in community anti-Covid activities in HCM City last year.

"I wanted to give myself and other people a chance to look back at the hard days we lived through during the pandemic," he said. "There are so many memorable stories behind these photos and items," Hiep said.

Hiep said that he had been recognized by the Vietnam Record Organization as the person who owns the most documents and artifacts related to the Covid-19 epidemic in Vietnam.

The exhibition will last on June 4.

Vouchers and travel documents are on display, to look back on a difficult period of anti-epidemic.
Pictures of doctors participating in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.
Memorabilia of the frontline forces against the epidemic.
Many pictures record the unforgettable memories of the people of Phu Nhuan district and Ho Chi Minh City in general.
The photos of the memorial ceremony for those who died of Covid-19 are displayed at the coffee shop.
Oxygen cylinders - an indispensable device during the epidemic.
The model of a field hospital for Covid-19 treatment.
People commemorate victims of Covid-19 at the exhibition. 
The essential food stall is also recreated.
The image of the fence, the isolation area.
Vouchers for necessities on display
Image of doctors, nurses and volunteers during the epidemic.

Phu Thanh

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