Diary of a Nursing Student in Lockdown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
In July 2021, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam saw an explosion of new COVID-19 cases. A medical team of 1,500 traveled from capital Hanoi to help, including over 800 student nurses. With few locals vaccinated, the students carried out tests across the city, urging positive patients to quarantine. They recorded footage of their experiences on the front lines of this battle as they discovered the realities of life as a medical professional through 2 months working in a city in lockdown.
Students test residents in a "red zone," a neighborhood with high infection rates
Patients line the outside corridors of an overcrowded local hospital
Many students volunteered despite opposition from their parents