Deputy PM inspects COVID-19 prevention and control in Dong Nai

Tuesday, 2021-09-21 11:16:05
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam (centre) at the working session.(Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on September 20 had a working session with leaders of the southern province of Dong Nai on COVID-19 prevention and control.

At the working session, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Hong Linh said Dong Nai has implemented social distancing measures for two months and 11 days.

According to the official, if the restrictions persist, local people, businesses, and authorities will face many difficulties. As the province has a low vaccination rate, the reopening might make the disease spread but restrictions will lead to exhausted resources.

Linh said vaccine is key to regional economic connectivity in the time to come and proposed increasing vaccination rates of localities in the region to ensure the connectivity taking place smoothly and safely.

He added that Dong Nai prioritises good treatment of COVID-19 patients, zoning areas where COVID-19 cases are detected, and granting autonomy to enterprises for their sustainable and safe production.

Concluding the meeting, Dam stated the Government will prioritise vaccine distribution for Dong Nai, other localities in the Southeast region, and western provinces.

He agreed with Dong Nai leaders’ opinions on letting enterprises and people be active, responsible and creative in pandemic prevention during the reopening period. He also noted that it, however, does not mean that the authorities will loosen its management.

Dam requested Dong Nai follow COVID-19 prevention and control regulations, particularly in testing, contact tracing, and treatment, ordering the work to be suitable, creative, cost-effective, and safe.

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