Official dispatch calls for stronger COVID-19 prevention and control measures

Wednesday, 2021-07-21 15:16:49
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The official dispatch of the permanent member of the PCC's Secretariat is issued in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic taking place complicatedly in the country. (Illustrative image)
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NDO/VNA – The permanent member of the Party Central Committee (PCC)’s Secretariat on July 21 sent an official dispatch on strengthening COVID-19 prevention and control measures to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control; municipal/provincial Party Committees; the PCC’s Commissions; centrally-run Party Civil Affairs Committees, Party Committees, Party Delegations; and Party Committees of centrally-run non-business units.

The official dispatch said that that the Party Committees, administrations at all levels, mass organisations and people from walks of life have strived to overcome difficulties and promptly adopted measures to fight the pandemic. However, the fourth wave of infections with the largest scale and fastest-ever spreading speed has been badly affecting the people’s lives and health as well as production and business activities.

In order to improve the efficiency of the fight against the pandemic in the current urgent situation, the permanent member of the PCC’s Secretariat called on the entire political system to give the top focus on the work. The Party Committees and organisations must continue seriously, drastically and effectively following directions of the Politburo, PCC’s Secretariat, Government, Prime Minister, and National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, as well as the Health Ministry’s guidelines in the new situation, especially the Politburo’s Conclusion No. 07-KL/TW dated June 11 on several key tasks on COVID-19 prevention and control and socio-economic development.

He asked for offering timely commendation and reward to individuals, organisations and localities in the work while seriously punishing those who violate prevention and control measures.

Secretaries of the municipal/provincial Party Committees and heads of the Party Committees must pool the involvement of the entire political system; create public consensus; seriously observe tracing, quarantine, testing, vaccination measures, particularly in localities that are implementing the Prime Minister’s Directive No. 16 and high-risk areas; supply necessities to people and procure equipment for the effort; and take responsibility for the work before the Politburo and PCC’s Secretariat.

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control and the health sector were assigned to direct localities to outline scenarios and adopt testing and treatment measures that suit the situation, while stepping up the research, production and injection of vaccines.

The PCC’s Mass Mobilisation Commission, as well as the all-level Fatherland Front Committees and socio-political organisations were asked to raise awareness, responsibility and pandemic prevention and control skills among their members and the people, and provide care for residents, especially those in difficulties and vulnerable groups.

Apart from joining in the COVID-19 fight, armed forces were urged to ensure security and order, stay vigilant, and punish those who take advantage of the pandemic to distort, incite and sabotage national security, social safety and order.

The PCC’s Commission for Communications and Education, and the Ministry of Information and Communications must direct press and news agencies to orient public opinions, contributing to creating high consensus on pandemic prevention and control.