PM establishes seven special missions dedicated to COVID-19 response in Ho Chi Minh City

Monday, 2021-07-19 10:00:40
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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (middle) inspects an isolation camp at the dormitory of Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City branch in Thu Duc City, June 26, 2021. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has decided to set up seven special task forces aimed at combating the COVID-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City.

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In a document sent to the Ministers of National Defence, Industry and Trade, Agriculture and Rural Development, Transport, Construction, Information and Communication, and Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the PM requested that the seven Ministers immediately set up a special working group based on their functions, assigned tasks and powers.

Each group is led by a Deputy Minister in direct charge to closely coordinate with authorities in Ho Chi Minh City and other southern localities, especially those implementing Directive No. 16/CT-TTg, to proactively and immediately resolve any arising tasks in epidemic prevention and control and related issues.

The groups should make daily reports to the Ministers and the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, as well as promptly report matters beyond their authority.

As it’s a very important and urgent task, the Prime Minister requested the Ministers to focus on directing the groups’ operation to soon promote their effectiveness in supporting the epidemic prevention and control in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern localities.