Deputy PM checks Vinh Phuc province’ efforts against COVID-19

Wednesday, 2021-10-20 22:15:06
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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (second from left) speaks at the working session with Vinh Phuc officials on October 20 (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked Vinh Phuc to boost IT application and expand the vaccine coverage while examining this northern province’s performance in the COVID-19 combat on October 20.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Hoang Thi Thuy Lan said Vinh Phuc is determined to maintain the achievements in the pandemic fight and economic development, noting that its current priority is preventing and controlling COVID-19 since the pandemic situation in neighbouring Phu Tho province is developing complicatedly.

It is ready to assist nearby provinces in dealing with coronavirus outbreaks and ensure the flow of goods, but it is also tightening control to minimise risks of virus transmission, she noted.

Lan expressed her hope that the Government will issue more flexible instructions so that localities can take proactive moves against COVID-19 in line with the reality.

As many as 502,746 people aged 18 and above, equivalent to 62.1% of the targeted group, in Vinh Phuc have been vaccinated against the disease, including 115,961 fully inoculated.

The province has gone through nearly 80 days without community coronavirus transmission.

With the resolve to become a sustainable “green zone” in the pandemic combat and socio-economic development, it posted economic growth of 9.62% in the first nine months of 2021. It has also reached and surpassed many other socio-economic targets, according to the official.

Applauding Vinh Phuc’s attainments, Deputy PM Dam asked the province to step up the application of information technology in the COVID-19 fight, accelerate the update of information about people’s vaccination status and testing results on the common system, expand the vaccine coverage, and pay attention to anti-pandemic measures in schools and industrial parks.

Vinh Phuc should take flexible moves against COVID-19 that match the local situation while closely coordinating with neighbouring localities to bring outbreaks under control and keep the flow of goods uninterrupted, he went on, adding that the Government will assign relevant ministries and sectors to soon issue guidelines to facilitate localities’ pandemic prevention and control.