PM warns against complacency in COVID-19 fight

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested that all localities and citizens remain vigilant against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as the pandemic is still going strong regionally and globally.

 

There is no room for complacency when it comes to people’s safety, Mr. Phuc said during an online Cabinet meeting on Friday. He pointed out that COVID-19 cases and fatalities are continuing to mount worldwide, noting that the strong preventive measures taken by the government since the outbreak have been effective in bringing the disease under control. Now new cases of local transmission have been detected for nearly a month in Vietnam.

Despite this success, Mr. Phuc warned, it is likely that more COVID-19 infections will be detected in the near future as thousands of Vietnamese citizens stranded in epidemic-hit countries are repatriated. The PM cited the Ministry of Health’s report that 24 Vietnamese nationals who returned from Russia on Wednesday had been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. This came soon after 17 Vietnamese citizens returning from the United Arab Emirates tested positive for coronavirus.

PM Phuc said the Government held a special dialogue with the business community last weekend to iron out snags that might interfere with Vietnam’s effort to reboot production, kick-start the economy, and generate jobs in the post-virus period.

 

Source: VOV5

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