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PM asks Tay Ninh, Long An strengthen COVID-19 prevention, control

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on July 11 requested the southern border province of Tay Ninh to take actions to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading out in the community, strictly monitor those coming from pandemic-hit areas, and control the border.

Speaking to the province’s leading officials, the leader asked them to carry out a pandemic prevention scenario at a higher level and in a more effective manner.

He expressed his hope that local forces will strictly follow regulations to safeguard the national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, better pandemic prevention and control work, boost economic development and exports, and maintain and consolidate the friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Cambodia.

A representative of Tay Ninh proposed the Government further support the province in conducting quick testing and several issues related to socio-economic development in the coming time.

On July 10, the Government leader also had a working session with leading officials of Long An province, during which he emphasised that the COVID-19 fight is now the top priority in the southern locality.

He required local authorities to encourage people to strictly follow the Government’s directives on pandemic prevention and control.

The PM also asked the Ministry of Health to allocate 400,000 vaccine doses needed to inoculate workers in industrial parks in Long An - the 12th largest local-level economy in Vietnam./.