Ho Chi Minh City urged to tighten management in quarantine areas

by VNA17 July 2021 Last updated at 20:00 PM

Ho Chi Minh City urged to tighten management in quarantine areas
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the meeting. (Photo: VGP) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has requested Ho Chi Minh City continue to tighten management to prevent cross-infection of COVID-19 in quarantine and sealed-off areas.

At an online briefing of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on July 17, Dam, who is also head of the committee, urged the city to strengthen transport of newly-infectious cases to treatment facilities, especially those with worsening symptoms.

HCM City needs to ensure the supply of essential goods and food to stabilise people's lives and encourage people to share the immediate difficulties to strictly comply with social distancing regulations, he added.

Dam requested quicker testing, saying forces need to quickly collect samples, organise testing, and quarantine infection cases.

Also on the day, Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh inspected COVID-19 prevention and control of in Dong Thap province.

He underscored the Mekong Delta province's goal of reducing the number of cases and deaths during the social distancing period, while protecting production activities of enterprises to both fight pandemic and develop the economy.

The province needs to focus on mobilising resources for COVID-19 prevention and control, carry out social and security work, and help vulnerable and disadvantaged people, he said.