Youths fill jerrycans or ‘bidons’ with water in Ouesso, in the Republic of the Congo. Most of the people in the central African country live in poverty and have little medical or sanitary supplies, but still must face the threat of coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy Joyce Samoutou-Wong Youths fill jerrycans or ‘bidons’ with water in Ouesso, in the Republic of the Congo. Most of the people in the central African country live in poverty and have little medical or sanitary supplies, but still must face the threat of coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy Joyce Samoutou-Wong
Youths fill jerrycans or ‘bidons’ with water in Ouesso, in the Republic of the Congo. Most of the people in the central African country live in poverty and have little medical or sanitary supplies, but still must face the threat of coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy Joyce Samoutou-Wong

Coronavirus in the Congo: no face masks or running water, and little money – so Hong Kong doctor turns to song to combat Covid-19

  • Lacking medical and sanitary supplies for people who often live in cramped homes without running water, Dr Joyce Samoutou-Wong had to be creative
  • The Hongkonger helped write a catchy song about social distancing, washing hands and symptoms of Covid-19 to get word out about how to face the disease threat

Topic |   Wellness
Youths fill jerrycans or ‘bidons’ with water in Ouesso, in the Republic of the Congo. Most of the people in the central African country live in poverty and have little medical or sanitary supplies, but still must face the threat of coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy Joyce Samoutou-Wong Youths fill jerrycans or ‘bidons’ with water in Ouesso, in the Republic of the Congo. Most of the people in the central African country live in poverty and have little medical or sanitary supplies, but still must face the threat of coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy Joyce Samoutou-Wong
Youths fill jerrycans or ‘bidons’ with water in Ouesso, in the Republic of the Congo. Most of the people in the central African country live in poverty and have little medical or sanitary supplies, but still must face the threat of coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy Joyce Samoutou-Wong
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