The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat on January 5 called on the entire political system and people to tighten and follow COVID-19 prevention and control measures as the pandemic has still seen complicated developments in many countries around the world with the appearance of new and more contagious strains of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Just a few people wear face masks when going out on the Christmas Eve (Photo: VNA)
– The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat on January 5
called on the entire political system and people to tighten and follow COVID-19
prevention and control measures as the pandemic has still seen complicated
developments in many countries around the world with the appearance of new and
more contagious strains of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
In a dispatch sent to the National Steering Committee for
COVID-19 Prevention and Control, municipal and provincial Party Committees, Party Civil Affairs Committees, centrally-run Party delegations and Party Committees, the Secretariat said that the pandemic has been put under
control in Vietnam thanks to joint efforts of the political system and high
consensus and response of the people.
However, the risk of infections spreading in the community remains
high as many Vietnamese citizens living abroad want to return home to
celebrate the lunar New Year, which falls in mid-February this year. Meanwhile,
in some places, there have been signs of neglect and subjectivity in disease
prevention and control, the Secretariat stressed.
To take the initiative in disease prevention and control
during the biggest festival of the Vietnamese people and make the best preparations
for the upcoming 13th National Party Congress, the Secretariat asked the Party Committees and Party organisations at all levels to strictly follow directions of
the Secretariat, the Prime Minister and the National Steering Committee for
COVID-19 Prevention and Control, and guidelines of the Health Ministry.
The Government's Party Civil Affairs Committee, and the standing boards of
the provincial and municipal Party Committees were requested to direct the control of borders,
roads and waterways as well as the tight management of entry-exit activities
to prevent illegal entry and border-crossing.
It is necessary to investigate and bring to light the rings which organise illegal entry into Vietnam and strictly punish any violations.
Special attention should be paid to instructing the strict
implementation of quarantine regulations both at concentrated quarantine facilities
and at home to prevent the coronavirus from spreading at concentrated
quarantine facilities and from these facilities to the community.
The Secretariat also requested restricting the organisation of
mass gatherings and festivals, and carrying out disease prevention and
control measures at pedestrian streets, entertainment places, markets, supermarkets,
trade centres, bar lounges and karaoke parlours.
The Secretaries of provincial and municipal Party Committees and heads of
Party organisations must direct the implementation of disease prevention and control
measures in their localities, and are responsible to the Politburo and the
Secretariat for the work.
Meanwhile, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for
Information and Education and the Ministry of Information and Communications
should instruct the press agencies to provide timely and accurate information so
as to encourage their relatives not to enter the country illegally and report any
illegal entry cases to authorities.
The Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, the Vietnam Fatherland Front and mass organisations from the central to local levels were urged to step up communications to
raise public awareness of following COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
The Secretariat also required the Party Civil Affairs Committee of the
Health Ministry to soon carry out plans on cooperating with foreign partners in producing and purchasing
vaccines from foreign countries, and researching and manufacturing domestic vaccines, and
submit to the Government's permanent members for consideration and decision./.