In 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic is causing serious impacts on all countries around the world, Vietnam’s patriotic emulation movements on COVID-19 prevention and control have proved effective, contributing to putting the pandemic under control.
Disinfecting streets in Quang Nam's Hoi An ancient city (Source: VNA)
– In 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic is causing serious
impacts on all countries around the world, Vietnam’s patriotic emulation
movements on COVID-19 prevention and control have proved effective,
contributing to putting the pandemic under control.
With the spirit of “fighting disease like fighting the enemy,”
the whole Party, people and army have united and strived to overcome
difficulties and challenges towards a common goal of defeating the pandemic.
The Government and the Prime Minister directed the health,
military and public security forces to stand firm on the front line and carry
out disease prevention and control measures drastically and synchronously.
With its leading role, the Health Ministry launched a
special emulation movement named “Health sector joins hands to fight COVID-19,”
urging its staff to uphold patriotism and determination to win over the
Together with medical workers, soldiers have worked hard to
stop the disease from entering the country from outside, especially through airports,
border gates, and border trails.
In July when the pandemic broke out in Da Nang city, nearly
15,000 “community-based COVID-19 response teams” were set up in Da Nang, Quang
Nam, Quang Ngai and Quang Tri, helping supervise and disseminate measures on disease
prevention and control to each household.
The “community-based COVID-19 response teams” model is a
unique initiative of Vietnam, which is a vivid example of the country’s policy
on people-based COVID-19 fight, said deputy head of the National Institute of
Hygiene and Epidemiology Tran Nhu Duong.
The mass media have also stepped up communications by
providing public, accurate and timely information so as to create social
consensus and improve public awareness of disease prevention and control.
Following Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen
Phu Trong’s appeal in March and the Government’s directions, ministries,
sectors, localities and people nationwide have promoted emulation movements,
and joined hands in the combat against the pandemic. Many Vietnamese people
living abroad and foreigners living in Vietnam have also joined the fight.
The “all people support the fight against COVID-19” movement
has mobilized a total of 2.1 trillion VND (91 million USD) in cash and kinds.
Thanks to high social consensus, Vietnam is among a few
countries putting the pandemic under control with effective and low-cost
Vietnam’s success in this fight has also received big
praises from the international community./.