National Steering Committee discusses measures against COVID-19

April, 20 2020
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MPS - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, on April 20 chaired a video meeting with members of the committee.

The meeting also saw the presence of Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Son, Deputy Minister, Head of Steering Committee on Disease Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Public Security.

Reports delivered by the National Steering Committee read that, for the fourth consecutive day, no new case of COVID-19 infection has been detected in Vietnam.

The total number of COVID-19 patients remains 268, of which 203 have made a full recovery and have been given the all-clear. However, the health sector, local authorities and the people should continue to uphold their vigilance and take preventive measures against the disease.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam chairs the meeting.


At the meeting, delegates discussed new developments in the COVID-19 situation while proposing appropriate measures to ensure safety for activities related to medical treatment and examination, education, and training, traveling, production and business.

Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son said that the Ministry of Public Security has attached importance to detecting and strictly handling violations against regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control, especially acts of spreading false information about the disease situation, contributing to fighting the pandemic and protecting political security, social order and safety.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son speaks at the meeting.


According to Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son, acts of opposing on-duty officials have increased over the past few weeks. Particularly, from April 1 to 15, 32 cases of opposing on-duty officials were handled in localities. Thus, the Public Security Forces should pay due attention to disseminating and raising people’s awareness of regulations and measures to prevent COVID-19.

In addition, the Deputy Minister emphasized that the Ministry of Public Security will coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to draw up plans to deal with foreigners who have their temporary residence permits expired.

Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam requested ministries and agencies to issue documents guiding people to “safely live together with the epidemic”. Besides, local authorities should further inspect and ensure the effective implementation of the measures against COVID-19.

by Bui Tuan