Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
What you need to know about the virus to protect you and your family
Everyone is talking about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and everywhere you look there’s information on the virus and how to protect yourself from it. Knowing the facts is key to being properly prepared and protecting yourself and your loved ones. Sadly, there’s a lot of information out there that is incorrect. Misinformation during a health crisis leaves people unprotected and vulnerable to the disease and spreads fear and stigmatization.
Be sure to get your facts from reliable sources, like UNICEF and the World Health Organization. UNICEF is working with global health experts around the clock to provide accurate information. Information you can trust is grounded in the latest scientific evidence. We’ll continue to provide the latest updates, explainers for parents and teachers, and resources for media as new information becomes available, so check back to stay informed of the best ways to protect yourself and your family.
Please help us fight misinformation about COVID-19. Share this information with your family, friends and colleagues to help ensure people have the facts about COVID-19 and can protect their health.
Latest news and updates on COVID-19
“Kindness is Contagious” campaign in Viet Nam
The media campaign calls on adolescents and young people, to be kind, be tolerant and be optimistic in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
How teachers can talk to children about Coronavirus disease
Tips for having age appropriate discussions to reassure and protect children.
Safety first when children return to school
Since early February, all schools across Viet Nam have been closed due to COVID-19, which has disrupted learning for more than 21 million students.
“My Hero is You”
A new fictional book developed by and for children aims to help families understand and cope with COVID-19.
As Schools Are Out, Parents Are In
Vietnamese parents are grappling with mixed emotions as they overcome parenting at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Easy, affordable and healthy eating tips
As schools and childcare centres close, many parents are finding themselves stuck at home for most of the day juggling childcare, full-time work and other
TikTok and UNICEF Launch the #ONhaVanVui Campaign to Encourage Users to stay happy at home infight against COVID-19
How to talk to your child about coronavirus disease 2019 (CO
8 tips to help comfort and protect children.
6 ways parents can support kids through the coronavirus
A psychologist's advice on how to help your children deal with the many emotions they may be experiencing now.
How teenagers can protect their mental health
6 strategies for teens facing a new (temporary) normal.
Family friendly workplace
The school closures across Viet Nam, as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, are posing new challenges to working parents.
Q&A with Carlos Navarro, UNICEF's Principal Advisor for Public Health Emergencies
Parenting tips during COVID-19
Keeping Children Safe Online
Children and teens are now spending a lot more time online. Being connected helps them reduce the impact of COVID-19 and encourages them to continue...
Family Budgeting in Times of Financial Stress
Millions are stressed about money because of COVID-19. It can make us feel exhausted, angry, and distracted.
Family harmony at home
When we model peaceful and loving relationships, our children feel more secure and loved.
Learning through play
Millions of children face school closure and isolation in their own home. This tip is about learning through play – something that can be fun for all ages!
When We Get Angry
We love our children and teenagers, but the stresses of COVID-19, money and lockdown can make us angry...