PM suggests military camp isolation in Binh Duong

By Phuoc Tuan   August 27, 2021 | 04:12 am PT
PM suggests military camp isolation in Binh Duong
Police officers from central Vietnam are dispatched to Binh Duong as reinforcements, August 21, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Public Security
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the southern province of Binh Duong to consider placing residents of high-risk coronavirus zones in military camps for effective social distancing.

Chinh said Friday that authorities in three districts that are considered "safe zones" – Phu Giao, Bac Tan Uyen and Dau Tieng, can help with evacuating residents away from high-risk areas.

"In evacuation, living spaces, safety and keeping distance must be ensured," he said, adding that it would be a good idea for the military to move away from their camps and reserve it for residents to move from high risk area. Binh Duong should consider implementing such a measure, he said.

The province needs to tell its residents to continue following social distancing and other restrictions for the next two weeks so that life can go back to the "new normal" by September 15, Chinh said.

Vo Van Minh, chairman of the provincial People's Committee, had said earlier that Binh Duong has four high-risk areas: Tan Uyen, Thuan An, Di An and Thu Dau Mot towns.

Prime Minister Chinh has recently been assigned to lead the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

As head of the steering committee, Chinh will give direct orders and keep a united front on the Covid-19 fight from top government units to grassroots level agencies.

At city/provincial level, the Party heads will be directly in charge of pandemic control activities.

Binh Duong has recorded 94,745 local Covid-19 cases since the fourth coronavirus wave hit Vietnam in late April. It is currently a major Covid-19 hotspot, with the second-highest number of infections behind Ho Chi Minh City with 199,483 cases.

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