Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam directed the Ministry of Health, ministries, agencies, and administrations in 63 provinces and cities to drastically implement epidemic prevention measures, especially speeding up the third and fourth doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for target groups to complete the Government’s requirements.
Deputy Health Minister Do Xuan Tuyen suggested that it is necessary to continue to take measures to prevent Covid-19 as well as strengthen vaccination for groups at risk of infections to cope with sub-variants of Omicron.
Regarding the main tasks and solutions in the coming time, the Government said that, with the development of the domestic and international situation, the implementation of the goals and tasks of the 2022 plan, especially the economic growth target of between 6 percent - 6.5 percent is a huge challenge.
After the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, a mass exodus of migrant workers who once made a living in Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s Covid-19 epicenter in the fourth wave, are returning to their home provinces in desperation resulting in a serious shortage of workers. Many businesses in the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai have been thirsty for laborers after the Lunar New Year holiday in 2022, they have been applying many ways to retain employees to ensure continued production.
Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen affirmed that the great significance of primary health care is towards the goal of reducing disease rates, increasing life expectancy, and improving people's quality of life. Therefore, the southern metropolis will focus on taking care of the frontline medical staff and grassroots health facilities that are important pillars in the fight against Covid-19.
Considered as one of the two important pillars in Ho Chi Minh City in the prevention of the fourth Covid-19 epidemic, the city’s grassroots healthcare facilities have fulfilled the role of gatekeeper as frontline medical workers’ work intensity has risen to unprecedented levels at that time. Hence, healthcare workers in such facilities have grow up much more presently.
Chairman of the People's Committee in Ho Chi Minh City Phan Van Mai expected that overseas Vietnamese will continue giving suggestions for the southern metropolis’s development to become a liveable and dynamic city.
Nguyen Van Nen, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee cum Secretary of the HCMC Military Party Committee, yesterday highly appreciated the participation of soldiers in assisting the southern metropolis and taking care of city dwellers’ lives during the fourth wave of Covid-19.
The fourth outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic has left serious consequences for Ho Chi Minh City’s economy. However, this is only a temporary setback to create momentum for development in the coming years if Ho Chi Minh City can find a new impetus and change its way of doing things in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic.
Competent agencies are making effort to help more farmers to sell agricultural products on e-commerce platforms. By November 2021, more than two million agricultural households have received digital skills training. So far, nearly 50,000 agricultural products have been put on e-commerce platforms and thousands of electronic transactions are made.
In the Mekong Delta and other regions, the number locally-transmitted cases have seen an upward trend in the last few days; thereby, these localities had no choice but took the utmost preventative measures to ensure the success of the fight against Covid-19.
Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen highly appreciated the armed forces in the southern largest city with the spirit of serving the people who have coordinated with the other frontline forces participating in the epidemic prevention and control effectively.
Landlords and local administrations in Ho Chi Minh City have provided support to migrant laborers without jobs and essentials - returning to the southern largest city to mitigate the negative impacts of Covid-19.
For the first time, Ho Chi Minh City has assessed and officially announced the epidemic level of each ward, commune, district, and city in accordance with the government’s Resolution 128 on October 24.
Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen yesterday led the delegation on a tour of Cu Chi - Tay Ninh "Sac xanh ngay moi” (Green colors in a new day) to pay tribute to frontline people who have taken part in the fight against the epidemic in HCMC.