Accordingly, Chu Xuan Dung, who is also the vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, requested units to step up the dissemination of the message featuring 5K (in Vietnamese) Khau trang (facemask) - Khu khuan (disinfection) - Khoang cach (distance) - Khong tu tap (no gathering) - Khai bao y te (health declaration).
He called for local residents to remain on high alert against COVID-19, and comply with pandemic prevention regulations, especially masking up in public places.
Dung asked localities to strengthen measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the year-end occasions.
He underscored the necessity to prepare scenarios to protect the safety for delegates to the 13th National Party Congress, which is slated to be held in late January 2021 in the city.
Districts of Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung and South Tu Liem are told to make detailed plan to ensure top safety against the pandemic when performing fireworks on the New Year’s eve.
The city official urged local healthcare, tourism, public security, and transport sectors as well as the Capital Military High Command to roll out pandemic prevention measures ahead of the event.
Notably, the Department of Health was tasked to coordinate with other relevant departments and agencies to build responding plans for different development levels of the pandemic, while preparing human resources and equipment for COVID-19 prevention activities and in case of an outbreak.
The department is responsible for supervising the pandemic prevention activities at healthcare facilities across the city, strictly handling violations.