Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh directed ministers, heads of ministerial-level and State agencies, and chairmen of People’s Committees of cities, provinces to strengthen measures to prevent the spreading of Covid-19 during the upcoming Tet holidays.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, thanks to Covid-19 vaccines, the disease has been controlled, making people subjective, so the injection of the third and fourth doses tends to slow down. Although the number of new Covid-19 cases has decreased, the risk that the Covid-19 pandemic recurs still lingers if people are reluctant to get vaccinated.
All relevant organizations and individuals must not cause difficulties to people in the issuance of vaccination certificates and the verification of vaccine passports. If negative acts occur, they must take full responsibility before the law.
Districts and Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City, on the morning of April 16, simultaneously rolled out Covid-19 vaccination at 109 places for sixth-grade students downwards in the city. Moments of both joy and suspense are common sentiments of parents and students.
According to Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen, in the current new normal period, agencies and enterprises have resumed operations, and schools have reopened. Therefore, the health sector needs to have regulations and guidelines in line with reality, including the 5K regulation, to avoid the situation in which regulations cannot be applicable.
With 20,000 employees of supermarkets and suppliers being granted travel permits and the reappearance of 17,449 app-based shippers eligible to work, the preparation and delivery of goods to people have been less challenging than before. Especially, the efforts of many small food stores to find their own sources of goods have also made the purchases of essential products of people easier.
Amid the complicated developments of the Covid-19 pandemic, many enterprises said that they need authorities to research and find solutions to help them reduce costs, especially costs related to the implementation of three-on-site production.
Speaking at the inspection of epidemic prevention and control activities at the businesses that have implemented "three on the spot" work arrangement to ensure social distancing and safe production in Binh Tan and Binh Chanh districts on August 1, HCMC People's Committee Vice Chairman Duong Anh Duc asked the Export Processing zone and Industrial Park Authority (HEPZA) and districts’ local authorities to work with enterprises to vaccinate their staff in August.
The Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC), on August 1, informed that 3,493 more Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals on July 31, raising the total number of recovered cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 34,639.
After GrabBike driver in District 12’s Thanh Xuan Ward got a positive PCR test result for coronavirus, other drivers have expressed worries and concerns for unsafety risks amid the current complicated and unpredictable Covid-19 pandemic situation in Ho Chi Minh City.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has requested that the responsibility of individuals and organisations on Covid-19 spread must be made clear, and asked competent authorities to mete strict punishment to any that violate regulations and have a role to play in the failure of the containment.