PM asks for safely adapting to pandemic

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on October 9 chaired a nationwide teleconference to review the fight against COVID-19 and discuss socio-economic recovery and development in the near future.

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Chinh, who is also head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, affirmed that the pandemic has basically been under control nationwide.

In the immediate future, he requested issuing a temporary guideline on safely and flexibly adapting to and effectively controlling the pandemic.

Localities were asked to arrange transportation of residents who wish to return to their hometowns, ensuring traffic safety, social security and order.

The Government leader directed relevant quarters to continue ensuring social welfare for all residents and studying a roadmap to vaccine passport application, re-open schools in safe areas and take measures to ensure political stability and social safety and order.

Since the fourth pandemic wave began in late April, Vietnam has recorded nearly 828,000 infections. As of October 8, over 52 percent of the population aged 18 and above were given the first shots./.

VNA