By Thanh An – Translated by Kim Khanh
By Thanh An – Translated by Kim Khanh
Inspectors will focus on implementation of preventative measures against Covid-19 as per the guidance of the National Steering Board for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, the Ministry of Health and the city authorities.
By staff writers – Translated by Anh Quan
Phu Quoc City with many resorts and tourist destinations has air routes linking with many provinces and cities domestically and internationally. So far military units stationed in the city have well carried out COVID-19 prevention and control measures, promptly detected and arrested illegal immigrants in line with the directives and plans of higher levels.
Currently, the Medical Center and barracks of Company 77 (Brigade 950, Military Region 9) in the city have set up quarantined zones with 60 beds and 100 beds respectively.
In addition, the Kien Giang provincial Military Command has also worked with local militiamen, border guards and police to run 30 anti-COVID-19 checkpoints.
Concluding the inspection, General Nam hailed the units’ efforts over the past time and asked them to boost information dissemination on COVID-19 prevention and control in the local community, promote patrols so as to control their designated waters and border areas while ensuring material lives for troops on duty at the checkpoints.
Translated by Khanh Ngan
Over the past time, the Border Post of the Vinh Xuong International Border Gate strictly implemented higher levels’ directives on COVID-19 prevention and control.
Since the pandemic broke out, the border guard force has set up 13 fixed checkpoints and formed four mobile patrol teams along Tan Chau town’s border to prevent illegal entries.
As a result, since January, the Border Post has captured 115 illegal migrants.
After inspection, General Chien applauded the great efforts of An Giang province’s border troops and police force in COVID-19 prevention and control in border areas.
Also, he asked them to continue closely working with relevant forces to follow local situations to be ready for any circumstances and encouraged them to overcome difficulties to fulfill all assigned missions in preventing crimes and illegal border crossings.
Translated by Quynh Oanh
8 localities criticized for lax pandemic prevention, control
The Saigon Times
|A huge number of visitors to Ba Ria-Vung Tau during Reunification Day on April 30 and International Labor Day on May 1. The prime minister has ordered the enhancement of Covid-19 prevention and control measures – PHOTO: NLDO|
HCMC – The prime minister has criticized eight cities and provinces as they have shown signs of neglect in the fight against Covid-19, while the pandemic is emerging increasingly complicated.
Specifically, the governments of Danang, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Khanh Hoa must effectively follow the requirements of the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control and the Ministry of Health, the local media reported.
Vinh Long, Dong Thap and Tien Giang should learn from experience as they had slowly deployed the Ministry of Health’s recommendations on ensuring equipment for pandemic prevention and control and testing capacity.
In addition, Danang, Ha Nam and Yen Bai were required to clarify the responsibility of individuals and collectives, even criminal liability, in an objective, fair and strict manner, in line with the law.
The prime minister also hailed Vinh Phuc, Hanoi, HCMC, Quang Ninh, Haiphong and Lam Dong for their rapid response to the pandemic.
According to the Government leader, many localities have been heedless and subjective, so he asked for better enhancement of Covid-19 prevention and control measures.
The entire political system is actively involved in the fight against the pandemic and many pandemic prevention and control measures have been employed. To date, the country has basically brought the pandemic under control.
However, it is showing more complicated developments, while many people have failed to comply with regulations on prevention and control, especially wearing face masks in public places and avoiding large gatherings.
Therefore, the Government leader asked ministers, secretaries of the Party Committees, chairmen of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committees and chairmen of localities to continue to comply with directions of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, the Government, the prime minister and the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control. Those who are subjective, heedless and irresponsible will face heavy sanctions.
They should review and improve the prevailing regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control, enhance inspections and place responsibility on specific agencies so that they become more active and flexible in curbing the pandemic.
The Ministry of Health was told to intensify inspections into equipment for Covid-19 prevention and control in localities.
Further, localities and the Ministries of Health, Foreign Affairs, National Defense, Public Security and Transport must tighten control over immigration.
The prime minister also asked for further cooperation among agencies, adding that they should be more active, creative, flexible and effective in dealing with specific situations.
As for the Covid-19 vaccination, the Ministry of Health must review the remaining vaccine doses and accelerate the vaccination. Meanwhile, the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control must seek ways to access the most Covid-19 vaccine sources possible and make use of relations to buy vaccines and test kits.
It is necessary to effectively use the budget for Covid-19 prevention and control and encourage residents and enterprises to get involved in the fight against the pandemic.
The Ministry of Health was assigned to follow the conclusions of the Politburo and decisions of the Government on the import, production and injection of Covid-19 vaccines, get updates on the local and foreign markets to ask for the Government’s opinions at a Cabinet meeting in May and prepare for a situation of 30,000 Covid-19 cases.
Speaking at his inspection session in COVID-19 prevention and control in Dong Thap Province on April 28, the Deputy PM stressed the need to enhance the propaganda on the risk of epidemic infestation, especially among the locals along border lines.
He asked the localities and agencies to review plans and scenarios and make preparations in all aspects to respond to all situations related to the pandemic while urgently carrying out the vaccination and strengthening screening and early detection of high-risk cases.
Deputy PM Binh requires that the agencies must absolutely not be subjective nor lose their guard in epidemic prevention measures, especially during the National Reunification (April 30) and May Day (May 1) holidays and the upcoming elections of deputies to the 15th NA and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 term.
On the same day, the Deputy PM visited and presented gifts to officials and soldiers of Dinh Ba International Border Gate in Tan Hong District.
* Also on April 28, a delegation of the Ministry of Health (MoH), led by Deputy Minister Truong Quoc Cuong – who is also deputy head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, worked with the Mekong River Delta province of Hau Giang on COVID-19 prevention and control.
The working delegation of the Ministry of Health inspect the COVID-19 prevention and control in Hau Giang provincial General Hospital.
He asked the province to pay more attention to the epidemic prevention at the industrial zones; the detail plans to prepare beds and field hospitals in the case of COVID-19 outbreak.
* The Border Guard Command held an online conference to thoroughly grasp and implement the management and protection of the borders towards combating illegal immigration and pandemic prevention and control.