The event also saw the participation of Major General Nguyen Hung Thang, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff of the General Department of Logistics.

Globally, the COVID-19 epidemic is still complicated and unpredictable. So far, there have been nearly 17 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, including nearly 663,500 deaths with an average of more than 200,000 new cases a day.

In Vietnam, over 30 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the community.

Major General Nguyen Xuan Kien speaks at the event.

Importantly, the COVID-19 cases’ sources of infection have not been found, causing the high risk of spread in the community. According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the type of SARS-CoV-2 virus in Da Nang patients is completely different from the virus type that appeared in Vietnam before. It shows the complicated developments of this infection, requiring timely prevention measures to curb the spread of the disease.

Amid the complicated developments of the pandemic, General Kien asked relevant units and agencies to strictly embrace instructions and directions of the steering committee while preparing equipment and personnel to be ready in any circumstances.

In addition, military units stationed in Da Nang city should continue carrying out prevention and control work as instructed by the municipal Military Command and the Ministry of National Defense’s Steering Committees for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

To prevent the spread of the disease in military units, they should have their body temperature checked while spraying disinfectants on vehicles and implementing social distancing, wearing face masks, and detecting and quarantining infected cases in a timely manner.

Military hospitals should boost disease control work and establish quarantine areas to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the SARS-CoV-2 test kits in military facilities should be improved to meet all demands of the country. Meanwhile, the border guard force was also requested to work closely with localities to manage and restrict illegal border crossings.

At the event, delegates were instructed on the COVID-19 prevention and control measures and briefed on the disease situation.

Translated by Minh Anh