Strengthening of efforts to control COVID-19 for a safe national election

by NDO22 May 2021 Last updated at 18:55 PM

VTV.vn - Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh has asked local authorities, agencies and the people to focus all their efforts to ensuring safety against COVID-19 during national election day on May 23.

At an online meeting of the Hanoi Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control held on May 21, Anh, who is also the head of the committee, noted that, with election day coming up, all levels, sectors and people need to thoroughly grasp the direction of the Prime Minister, to absolutely not be negligent or let down vigilance against the epidemic.

All localities and units were asked to ensure the prevention and control of COVID-19, especially at polling stations.

Meanwhile, at a same meeting on the same day in Ho Chi Minh City, Chairman of the City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said that to ensure the safety against the epidemic, the city authorities have decided to stop festivals and religious ceremonies, as well as events gathering more than 20 people, while stopping meetings with more than 30 people in one room, and 20 or more people outside of construction sites, offices, schools and hospitals.

For small roadside eateries, it is recommended not to focus on eating in, only on take-away. For a restaurant with more than 10 employees, it must comply with the principle of no more than 20 people gathering at a time, ensuring social distancing. For hotels and restaurants, no more than 20 people can be served at a time in a room and social distancing must be adhered to.

On the same day, An Giang Central General Hospital held a ceremony to receive 2,500 SARS-CoV-2 test kits (worth VND1.5 billion), sponsored by Loc Troi Group Joint Stock Company.

The Da Nang Red Cross Society organised a humanitarian market to support 350 disadvantaged households affected by the COVID-19 epidemic in the area. Each resident from such homes was given a voucher worth VND500,000 to buy necessities at the market.

Leaders of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour visit and present financial support worth VND100 million to the Thai Binh Provincial General Hospital, Thai Binh Province, May 21, 2021. (Photo: NDO/Phuc Quan)

Leaders of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour visit and present financial support worth VND100 million to the Thai Binh Provincial General Hospital, Thai Binh Province, May 21, 2021. (Photo: NDO/Phuc Quan)

On May 21, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour sent four delegations to inspect the preparation for the national election and COVID-19 prevention in the localities of Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Hung Yen, Hanoi, Ha Nam and Vinh Phuc. The delegation also visited and supported workers affected by COVID-19 with VND1 million each, awarding a total VND700 million.

Toyota Motor Vietnam has supported the People's Committee of Vinh Phuc Province with a COVID-19 Real-time PCR rapid test machine, worth VND1.57 billion, to help Vinh Phuc strengthen its medical resources and quickly control any outbreaks.

On the afternoon of May 21, the Vietnam Orchid Development Fund (under the Vietnam Orchid Association) presented the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases with VND1.2 billion worth of 10 HFNC non-invasive ventilators, two intubation machines with cameras, 10 walkie-talkies, five wifi cameras, 10 fresh air purifiers and three washers and dryers.

On the same day, Do Van Chien, President of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, received a donation worth VND3 billion from the Masterise Group to contribute more resources to help Vietnam fight the epidemic.

On May 21, at the Nam Giang Border Gate, Nam Giang District (Quang Nam Province), Quang Nam authorities handed over medical supplies and equipment worth more than VND534 million to help Sekong Province in Laos fight the COVID-19 epidemic. Previously, the Quang Nam Border Guard also provided rice, food, medical supplies and other equipment to Sekong to a total value of over VND450 million.

On the same day, the An Giang Provincial Youth Union organised a delegation to donate medical supplies for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic and essential supplies to support the Preychulsa District in Takeo Province, Cambodia.


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