THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, May 06, 2021
On the Government’s Regular Meeting on April 2021
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015; the Law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and the Law on Organization of Local Governments dated November 22, 2019;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 138/2016/ND-CP dated October 01, 2016 promulgating the working regulation of the Government;
Based on the discussion of the delegates and the conclusion of the Prime Minister at the Government’s regular meeting in April 2021, held on May 5, 2021,
1. Some recently emerging issues related to COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control, and the implementation of import, manufacturing, and vaccination policies
The COVID-19 pandemic continued to evolve complicatedly globally, including in several neighboring countries. Domestically, since April 29, 2021, clusters of community infections were detected in many localities. The pandemic situation has been more complicated, causing greater impact and making it more difficult to foster recovery. The Government and the Prime Minister provided timely, drastic, and practical instructions to control and prevent the disease outbreaks. However, many provinces, agencies and units remained subjective, negligent and unmindful or even showed weak sense of responsibility, tolerating loopholes in immigration and accommodation management for foreigners, having lax management of centralized quarantine and post-quarantine medical surveillance while the new coronavirus variants could spread quickly and became harder to detect. There remained a relatively high risk of COVID-19 outbreaks continuing to emerge on a large scale. Outbreaks could occur at any time without strict and effective control. Therefore, the Government requested:
- Heads of ministries and branches, secretaries of Party committees at all levels, Chairpersons of People's Committees at all levels, Presidents of the Fatherland Front and local mass organizations shall strengthen leadership, inspection and supervision, tighten discipline and order; decentralize and assign to particular individuals the responsibilities for pandemic prevention and control; stay calm, lucid and alert in implementing their tasks, prevent the tendency to neglect, become complacent, lose guard or be panic, confuse, wavering, fear or extreme in the application of pandemic prevention and control measures; mobilize and gather the great national solidarity bloc so that every individual and every family could focus on pandemic containment effectively. Based on lessons learnt over the past time, it is necessary to have more appropriate and effective measures to combat the pandemic in the new situation.
Organize the strict implementation of the instructions of the Party Secretariat, the Government, the Prime Minister, and Head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control with the spirit of "Fighting the pandemic like fighting against the enemy", placing interests of the nation and the people, as well as the public’s health first and foremost. Continue to comply with the “5K+vaccine” principles and strengthen technological measures. Utterly avoid being neglective, subjective, or unprepared, which could cause costly consequences. Resolutely handle irresponsible acts, violations against pandemic prevention and control regulations, including considering employing criminal prosecutions. Rectify and strengthen the application of technological measures in management, treatment, isolation, and quarantine, as well as post-quarantine medical surveillance. Ministries, branches, and localities shall, based on the specific situation and guidance of the Ministry of Health, proactively adopt appropriate solutions to support affected objects in implementing policies, especially disadvantaged groups in society.
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