At the event, delegates were briefed on the results of the COVID-19 prevention and control work over the past time and listened to proposals related to COVID-19 vaccination, support for pandemic-hit workers, and purchase of supplies for the construction works serving the pandemic fight.

The pandemic-hit Southern localities were divided into three groups to facilitate the implementation of anti-pandemic measures.

Senior Lieutenant General Vo Minh Luong speaks at the meeting.

Speaking at the meeting, General Luong applauded the localities’ efforts, especially HCMC, in conducting higher levels’ directives and instructions on the pandemic prevention and control. He asked the local authorities to map out concrete solutions and enhance the pandemic preventive measures in the three groups of localities.

In addition, he suggested the Ministry of Health to promptly allocate and deliver COVID-19 vaccine doses to Southern localities to complete the vaccination campaign as the set targets.

The deputy defense minister urged local sectors to regularly check COVID-19 prevention and control measures of enterprises and carry out solutions to ensuring employees’ livelihoods. He also required ministries and sectors to mobilize all resources and collaborate with local authorities to assist pandemic-hit people.

Translated by Trung Thanh