Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaking at the meeting with Binh Duong's leaders

Binh Duong should actively roll out the present COVID-19 prevention and control measures, he said, suggesting the province impose social distancing and maintain on-the-spot production and business at the same time.

Reiterating the dual goals of pandemic containment and socio-economic development, Chinh asked the province to take suitable quarantine measures and pilot home quarantine for close contacts.

Although the changes are important, they must be carried out in line with regulations, the leader said.

Earlier the same day, Chinh and a Government delegation inspected COVID-19 prevention and control, and treatment at Binh Duong General Hospital in Hiep Thanh ward, Thu Dau Mot city.

Local medical facilities are providing treatment for 228 COVID-19 patients, including 226 cases found in the community, one relapse case from the central province of Khanh Hoa, and one imported case.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) encouraging workers in Binh Duong

He also visited a factory of Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk) at My Phuoc 2 Industrial Park in Ben Cat town, where he lauded the company for its pandemic response and efforts in maintaining production.

Source: VNA