HANOI (VIETNAM NEWS / ANN) – Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has highlighted a high risk of COVID-19 resurgence, demanding that authorities and sectors at all levels take pandemic adaptation and development measures socio-economic in a uniform and coherent manner.
Chinh, who also heads the National Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of Covid-19, made the request on Saturday as he chaired a national teleconference with the 63 provincial-level committees nationwide.
Vietnam has recorded more than one million cases of COVID-19 to date, including just over 900,000 recoveries (or 82%) and around 23,500 deaths, according to the national committee.
In more than a month of taking measures to adapt safely and flexibly to the pandemic and control it effectively, the country recorded 105,543 cases of community transmission, of which 90,442 were in the southern region (85.6% ).
The number of infections in the community increased by 2.9%, deaths decreased by 46.3%, those under treatment in hospital by 25.3% and cases in critical conditions by 40.8% from month to month. The national committee said the pandemic has been largely brought under control nationally. However, community transmissions of the coronavirus tend to develop in many localities, with many cases showing no symptoms, having unknown sources of infection, or being linked to people returning from areas affected by the pandemic.
Chinh warned of the resurgence of Covid-19, attributing the current situation to “human factors”, asking authorities and sectors at all levels to have better understanding, forecasting and analysis of the situation in order to conduct feasible and effective anti-pandemic actions.