PM asks for high vigilant in COVID-19 fight (16:34 30/07/2020)


HNP - Politburo member, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs an online meeting between the Government and localities on COVID-19 prevention work on July 29. The event drew the participation of leaders of localities, including: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue. 


PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs the meeting.


From Hanoi, member of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee and Head of the municipal Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control Nguyen Duc Chung; Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s  Committee and Vice Head of the municipal Steering Committee Ngo Van Quy; and heads of relevant departments and sectors attended the meeting. 
 
After listening to a report represented by Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that the current wave of infections was different to previous wavesones, and the infection source is still a unknownmystery. Thus, neighboring provinces and cities of Da Nang city were at risk, he stressed. 
 
Phuc asked the public to raise their vigilance in enduring fight against COVID-19. Local authorities need to enhance communication campaigns on COVID-19 prevention and control, especially anti-COVID-19 measures, he ordered. 
 
The PM requested the Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the Ministry of Health and localities to strictly comply instructions of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, the President and the Prime Minister. 
 
The health and finance sectors and local governments ities need to ensure full capacity for the health system, especially resources for testing, Phuc noted, asking for contact tracing and rapid isolation.
 
He asked the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Defense to provide more relevant vehicles and officials for Da Nang City and other localities which are in need.
 
The Government leader agreed on the plan to transfer COVID-19 patients in Da Nang who suffer from various diseases to central-level, military medical facilities and health centers in Hue and Quang Nam for treatment.
 
Based on factualpractical situation, localities are authorized to take a decision on social distancing following Directive 19 or Directive 16 in timely manner, he underlined.
 
Phuc required the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Defense to enhance border management.
 
He urged localities and the Ministry of Education to make plan for ensuring the organization of the national high school examination.
 
Localities were requested to effectively manage population, maintain social security and order, ensure price stability and guarantee the supply of essential commodities for local residents.
 
Not Da Nang City, Quang Nam Province, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City but also big cities, especially coastal localities such as Quang Ninh Province, Hai Phong City and Binh Thuan Province must take stronger measures to combat novel coronavirus, the PM emphasized.

By Tran Huong


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