National football players (Photo: Internet)

Goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung, striker Nguyen Cong Phuong, defenders Que Ngoc Hai, Do Duy Manh and midfielder Nguyen Tuan Anh spread the message on a video clip launched recently by the Ministry of Health.

Keeper Dung of HCM City FC said: “People should strictly follow advice for the Government and the Ministry of Health. We need to stay at home as much as possible, and only go out for special reasons. Make sure you declare your health status.”

Captains Hai and Phuong called on people to keep a safe distance from each other and clean their houses frequently.

Manh, who is recovering from an ankle ligament injury, appealed for face masks to be worn by anyone who needs to go out, and reminded viewers to keep a 2m gap from the nearest person.

Midfielder Anh backed calls for people to wash their hands regularly with soap and sanitiser.

The clip finishes with all five shouting 'Vietnam co len’, which is a call to tell the country to keep fighting./.

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