COVID-19 pandemic basically under control (11:35 13/09/2020)

HNP - Politburo member, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired an online meeting of permanent Government members on COVID-19 prevention and control on September 11. 

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs the meeting.

From Hanoi, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy, who is also the head of the municipal Steering Committee on COVID-19 prevention and control, along with leaders of the city’s entities attended the event.


According to a report by the Ministry of Health, Vietnam has so far confirmed 1,059 COVID-19 cases, including 402 imported cases and 657 local infections. The country has also recorded 35 deaths, mostly of elderly people with serious underlying diseases. 
As many as 625,431 RT-PCR tests were conducted from July 23 to September 8. To date, a total of 1,239,174 people have been tested for SARS-CoV-2.
Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy gives a report at the meeting.
Giving a report at the meeting, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy said that, in realizing instructions of the Prime Minister and the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 prevention and control, the capital city has taken drastic measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
According to Quy, the local authorities have focused on increasing communication activities to encourage local residents to abide by anti-COVID-19 measures adopted by the health sector. 
Furthermore, due attention has been paid to inspecting the enforcement of COVID-19 prevention regulations in businesses with catering services and medical facilities under the guidance of the Ministry of Health.
Thanks to the city’s strong anti-coronavirus measures, the pandemic have been basically put under control in Hanoi.  The city has gone through 24 straight days without recording local infection of COVID-19, the city official emphasized.
However, a 25-year-old Hanoian girl has tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in France, Quy said, adding that Hanoi has traced 15 people exposing to the girl for health monitoring. All of them were tested for the virus and showed negative result. 
Warning of the risk of community infections, the Vice Chairman urged stronger measures to contain the pandemic.
Among people quarantined, 954  are in isolation sites, and 495 foreigners  in hotels in Hanoi. 
Hanoi has checked safety measures enforcement in medical facilities. 79 out of 81 hospitals are considered safe and the two at high risk. All these hospitals are requested to enhance their prevention protocol in order to ensure safety their operation.
Making conclusion at the meeting, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the localities for their efforts in combating the pandemic. 
Vietnam has registered no new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections for the past nine days in a row, he informed, adding that the country has achieved the initial success in realizing the dual goal.
Noting that the country is still at high risk of coronavirus infection, Phuc ordered the ministries, ministerial-level agencies and localities to continue disseminating the Government’s guidelines on carrying out the dual task of fighting against the pandemic and boosting economic development. 
He called on all people to follow the message “Masking up-Disinfecting-Keeping Distance-Avoiding crowded place-making health declaration” to live safely with the pandemic, while asking for strict punishments for offenders of anti-pandemic regulations.  
Phuc also requested all levels, sectors and localities to continue imposing preventive measures aimed at keeping the virus at bay in the community.

By Tran Huong

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