Prime Minister Chinh to lead national Covid-19 prevention committee

By Hoang Thuy   August 24, 2021 | 09:01 pm GMT+7
Prime Minister Chinh to lead national Covid-19 prevention committee
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. Photo by VnExpress/Nhat Bac
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has been assigned to lead the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control as the novel coronavirus continues to rage across the country.

Chinh received the new assignment at a meeting of key leaders led by Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the Party’s Central Committee Office said Tuesday.

The assignment was based on the assessment that complicated pandemic related developments are likely to continue for a long time, especially in Ho Chi Minh City and southern provinces. This, in turn, would make prevention tasks difficult, hinder social-economic activities and adversely affect people’s lives, Trong said at the meeting.

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.

Vietnam recorded its first Covid-19 cases in January 2020. The then PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc set up the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control on January 30, 2020, led by Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam.

 
 
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