PM requires to restrict gathering in public spaces to prevent Covid-19

In the context that Covid-19 is rampant in Vietnam’s neighboring countries, Vietnamese Prime Minister warned of the high risk of a new outbreak.
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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed Official Letter No.54 on strengthening Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control in the context of the high risk of a new outbreak in the country, Zing News reported.

Vietnam faces a high risk of fresh Covid-19 outbreak

PM’s official letter stated that the Covid-19 has complicatedly developed in the country, especially in the countries sharing the borders with Vietnam.

Although the epidemic in Vietnam has been well-controlled, the country is running a high risk of a fresh Covid-19 outbreak, especially as a result of illegal entries and failure to comply with prevention and control measures.

PM requires to restrict gathering in public spaces to prevent Covid-19

Vietnam is facing a high risk of a fresh Covid-19 outbreak, especially as a result of illegal entries and failure to comply with prevention and control measures. Photo: Zing News

PM asked ministries, ministry-level, and Government agencies, People’s Committees of the centrally-run cities and provinces to stay vigilant, promote the responsibility of leaders while carrying out drastic, concerted, and effective measures with the principles of active prevention, early discovery, quick quarantine, effective treatment and rapid stabilization of the situation.

Tightening the control of exit and entry

Vietnamese government’s leader requested localities to remind their citizens to sternly abide by the Health Ministry’s 5K message, especially donning face masks and limiting gathering at public spaces.

He also ordered the functional forces to strictly crackdown on those who breach the regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control.

The organization of events and activities with a large number of people should also be restricted, PM required. In case such events are held, anti-epidemic measures must be adopted.

PM requires to restrict gathering in public spaces to prevent Covid-19
PM requires the limitation of events and activities with a large number of people. Photo: Zing News

The Health Ministry was assigned to review and finalize plans on the epidemic prevention and control on the national scale, prepare scenarios to timely respond to the possible outbreak as well as accelerate to implement the Government’s Resolution on the purchase and use of Covid-19 vaccines.

The Ministries of National Defense and Public Security and the People's Committees of provinces and cities were tasked to tighten the control of the exit and entry at the border areas.

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