HCMC proposes specific regulations to reopen the economy | Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City highly appreciated the efforts to develop the temporary directions of the Covid-19 pandemic response strategy to safely and flexibly adapt to Covid-19 and effectively control the pandemic. However, the economic pole of the South proposed to the Prime Minister to consider allowing the city to apply the specific regulations on the reopening of the economy.

In addition, the city will work with relevant agencies to study specific regulations and report to the PM.

HCMC also proposed to the PM the immunization priority for the city and the key economic region of the south to reach the goal of immunization coverage soon.

At an online meeting of the National Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 yesterday with 63 provinces, cities, 705 districts, 10,400 constituencies nationwide, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long presented three mandatory indices and four levels of risk assessment.

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The four mandatory indices include at least 80 percent of people over 50 who are fully immunized; 100 percent of service medical centers equipped with oxygen cylinders; 100 percent of services are developing plans to set up mobile medical centers and teams to care for Covid-19 patients in the community; provinces and cities responsible for setting up Covid-19 treatment facilities, performing Covid-19 treatment in accordance with regulations.

The indices for classifying the pandemic level are based on the new number of infections in the community per 100,000 people per week and the rate of vaccination at the first dose for people 18 years of age and over.

The four risk assessment levels will include low risk level 1 – new normal state corresponding to green, moderate risk level 2 with yellow, high risk level 3 with orange, and very high risk level 4 with red.

By Giao Linh – Translated by Huyen Huong

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