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Burning the incenses

During last Traditional Tet New year celebrations in Vietnam at the end of January, Vietnam's Government informed in public that it was "declaring war" on the Coronavirus pandemic although the outbreak at that time was still confined in China. However, Vietnamese people is really scared of virus spreads and understands this serious outbreak, almost people goes out wearing face masks. The photo shows one young boy was burning the incenses and praying in front of the fire in one famous Temple in Ho Chi Minh City when Vietnam confirmed first 3 CoronaVirus infected cases on January 31, 2020. Looking at the boy's eyes in front of the fire, it shows me that any terrible situation will be happening in the Vietnam and all around the world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Camera: NIKON D800E
Copyright: © Huynh Thanh Huy