Bounyuen Thongxay’s Oral History



Bounyuen Thongxay’s Oral History


● Bounyuen THONGXAY (pseudonym) is an elderly 65-year-old Lao woman.
● She is a pensioner. Her information about Covid-19 came from various sources from radio to social media like Facebook.
● At first she was worried, but later she learned about how it can infect people and knows that it is preventable.

Date Created

January 1, 2021


Biography 1-2, see also ‘Job’
Changes to daily routine 4, 11-12
Changes in the village 10
Comparison with other crises 5
Daily life necessities
-Food 4-5
-Hand sanitiser 10
-Masks 10, 12-13
Description of Covid-19 2-3, 5
Financial impacts of Covid-19 6
Impact on students 12-13
Information sources on Covid-19 and related measures 3, 7-8
-Husband’s job 12
-Produce sellers 4
-Traders 6
Response measures for Covid-19
-Assistance for Covid-19 relief 9-10
-Breaking rules 7-9
-Consequences for breaking rules 8
-Government measures 6
-Quarantine/self-isolation 10, 13
-Reactions to measures 7-10
Social media 3, 5, 7

Item sets

Bounyuen Thongxay’s Oral History Bounyuen Thongxay’s Oral History (translation)