THE PRIME MINISTER
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, March 04, 2020
On urgent tasks and solutions to remove difficulties for production and business, ensure social security in response to the Covid-19 epidemic
With the fierce participation of both the political system and the efforts and determination of the entire Party, the entire people and our army, the prevention and control of acute respiratory infections caused by new strain Coronavirus (hereinafter referred to as the Covid-19 epidemic) has achieved important initial results. The Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, the Government, the Prime Minister have timely directed all levels and sectors to focus on drastically, synchronously and effectively implementing many tasks and solutions to prevent and combat epidemics with the spirit "fighting against epidemic as fighting against enemy”, restoring treatment to all infected people, not letting them spread, highly appreciated by the people of the country and the international community.
However, the Covid-19 epidemic continues to be complicated, unpredictable, and increasingly widespread, at risk of outbreaks in many countries and regions around the world and has a great impact on the global economy and many countries and major partners of Vietnam. In our country, the Covid-19 has been affecting to many aspects of economic and social life. Activities of import, export, circulation and transportation of goods and passengers and many service sectors such as health, education, catering, accommodation, entertainment and especially tourism are clearly affected. Some industries and sectors of production are initially affected, with temporary labor shortages, disruption of supply chains of input materials, causing disruptions in production and business activities. Many enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises and enterprises in localities where having epidemic have to narrow their production and business or suspend their operations.
In this context, given the situation of many returning Vietnamese and international visitors from the epidemic areas and from many countries without clear information about the epidemic, we must not be subjective, continue to highly concentrate and drastically implement measures to prevent and control the epidemic, do isolation work, keep the epidemic from spreading, affecting the health and life of the people. At the same time, having immediately specific and effective solutions to remove difficulties for production and business, ensure social security, and make the best effort to achieve the set socio-economic development targets.
In order to focus on preventing and minimizing the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, removing difficulties for production and business, performing socio-economic development tasks, ensuring social security, security and safety for the entire life and health of the people, the Prime Minister requests ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, government-attached agencies, Chairpersons of the People's Committees of provinces and centrally run cities, Chairperson of the Members' Council, General Directors of economic groups and State-owned corporations (hereinafter referred to as ministries, central agencies and localities) and asks the business community and people of the whole country:
I. SPIRIT OF ACTION DIRECTION
1. To thoroughly grasp the guiding spirit of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee in the Official Dispatch No. 79-CV/TW dated January 30, 2020, the Prime Minister's Directive No. 05/CT-TTg dated January 28, 2020 January 2020, the Directive No. 06/CT-TTg dated January 31, 2020, the Directive No. 10/CT-TTg dated February 25, 2020 and the Official Notices of the Prime Minister; drastically implement measures to prevent and control epidemics in the steering documents of the Government, the Prime Minister and the National Steering Committee, and the local Steering Committees for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.
2. To concentrate to implement the "dual task" which is both prevention of the epidemic and achieving socio-economic development. Not to be subjective, neglected and irresponsible in directing the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic in the context of this dangerous disease out breaking and wide spreading in many countries today. There must have appropriate plans and solutions to cope with all situations, not to be passive. Concurrently, to immediately implement measures to support subjects and enterprises that are affected by the epidemic; contribute to remove difficulties for the production and business, ensure social security; effort to implement targets and tasks of the socio-economic development in 2020 set out under the Conclusion of the Central Government and Resolutions of the National Assembly and the Government.
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