Ho Chi Minh City: Prepare for Tighter Situation than Directive 16
On the afternoon of July 20, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Head of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control had a direct meeting with Ho Chi Minh City on the 5th phase of vaccination plan as well as the work. disease prevention and control in the city.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam held a meeting with Ho Chi Minh City on the afternoon of July 20
At the meeting, Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen thanked central leaders and ministries for sharing difficulties and supporting the city to overcome this difficult period: "Ho Chi Minh City is consulting experts, relevant ministries and sectors to prepare for the situation of tightening Directive 16 to achieve the set goal of preventing and reducing the spread of disease in the country. community. Because this goal has not been achieved in the past time" – Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee informed.
Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee said that the city hopes to continue to receive close attention and direction from the central government, especially the Government, the Prime Minister, and the National Steering Committee. Currently, the Prime Minister has assigned Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam to directly direct the anti-epidemic work in Ho Chi Minh City; A special working group of ministries…
Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen spoke at the meeting "We hope that you will go into depth, research, share and discuss in time with Ho Chi Minh City to agree on a more effective plan and solution to join hands in implementing measures to implement distance according to the Directive. Directive 16 has been enhanced, tightened and strengthened to bring about the results as set out," said the Secretary of the City Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City.
Previously, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son said that the Ministry of Health and other ministries and branches always monitor and evaluate the organization situation in Ho Chi Minh City. The health sector highly appreciates Ho Chi Minh City's efforts in pandemic prevention and control measures in implementing Directive 16 and measures such as epidemiological surveillance, zoning, and blockade to control the epidemic.
According to the Deputy Minister of Health, the epidemic is developing complicatedly and unpredictably. The city's epidemic peak 3 days ago reached about more than 4,500 cases, but in the past 3 days it has decreased to more than 3,000. In the next 10 days, drastic measures must be applied. Whether the peak of the epidemic is achieved or not depends greatly on the capacity of the health sector. Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son hopes the epidemic will be reduced to the next 7-10 days when maximum distance is applied according to Directive 16 in 19 southern provinces and cities.
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