The HCMC Party Committee's Commission for Mass Mobilization in collaboration with the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in the city held an award ceremony of a writing contest on Covid-19 prevention and control in HCMC on August 8.
The National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has agreed with the Health Ministry’s proposal of bringing the Covid-19 from a Class A infectious disease, deemed as “especially dangerous”, to Class B "dangerous".
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, who is also Head of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, chaired the committee's 20th meeting via teleconference with all 63 provinces and centrally-run cities of the country.
More than VND236 trillion (US$10 billion) had been mobilized to directly serve the Covid-19 prevention and control as of December 31, 2022, according to a report by a National Assembly (NA) supervisory delegation.
The Ministry of Health proposed the V2K message (vaccines, face masks and disinfection) in Covid-19 prevention and control. However, the previous 5K message could return if a new Covid-19 variant breaks out affecting public health. So far, the Health Ministry has proposed the suspension of health declaration and removed restrictions on crowds and distance.
After detecting some drivers and assistants infected with the coronavirus, the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam has just requested local departments of Transport to strengthen strict control measures in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic in buses running in inter-provincial routes.
Vietnam has not yet licensed any domestically produced Covid-19 vaccine, even though the Southeast Asian country evaluated as having potential for Covid-19 vaccine production is the third country in the world to successfully culture and isolate the virus, said Chairwoman of the National Assembly's Committee of Social Affairs Nguyen Thuy Anh.
From the beginning of October to the present, around 9-10 percent of 550 gas stations in the city are facing petroleum supply disruption due to temporary fuel shortages. The reason is that small petrol stations have not got enough storage tanks and depend on suppliers suspended from importing fuel in time.
Ho Chi Minh City decided to gradually reopen after a long time of isolation to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic in October 2021. Up to now, socio-economic activities have been normal again as before the epidemic. Over the past year, the strong recovery of Ho Chi Minh City is the result of the efforts and determination of city dwellers, the business community, and the city's machinery of state.