May 15, 2020

Listen to Vietnam’s Insanely Catchy Coronavirus PSA

As the coronavirus continues to spread, governments are taking action in an attempt to keep their countries’ residents safe. Vietnam in particular seems to have nailed the awareness strategy by releasing a wildly catchy 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.

“Ghen Co Vy,” based on the melody of the V-pop hit “Ghen,” was written by 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. The goal is to communicate how to protect yourself from the virus and boost public morale.

“Vietnam made a song about washing your hands to prevent coronavirus infection, and it absolutely slaps,” Oliver said on Sunday’s episode (watch the full segment below). “That’s a genuine club banger right there.”

The song will get stuck in your head for days, but the accompanying animated video is equally fun to watch. The YouTube clip currently has almost 300,000 views since it was uploaded on Feb. 22.

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