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Permanent Government members review COVID-19 situation and craft solutions

April, 04 2020
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MPS - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 3 chaired a video meeting between the permanent Government members and the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

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

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting.


According to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, many countries have imposed curfew and even locked down their countries for fear of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister asked all Central agencies, ministries, branches and localities to strictly follow the Prime Minister’s Directive 16 regardless of its economic consequences. The goal is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community as well as keep the healthcare system working efficiently.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the meeting.


Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son noted that, the Public Security Forces have well maintained political security and social order, contributing significantly to preventing the pandemic. According to the Deputy Minister of Public Security, the number of crimes, particularly traffic safety violations and property theft, has decreased sharply. But the police forces always uphold their vigilance and determination to fight crime amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son delivers a speech at the meeting.


The Deputy Minister also thanked the Prime Minister for sending a letter acknowledging the efforts and achievements of the entire Public Security Forces over the past time.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son also reported the Prime Minister on the deaths of two policemen on April 2 when maintaining security and social order following the Prime Minister’s Directive on COVID-19 prevention and control in Da Nang city.

To conclude the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the sacrifice of the two policemen and requested the Ministry of Public Security to hold funerals for the deceased.

Overview of the meeting.


Amid complicated developments of the COVID-19 situation, the Prime Minster requested all ministries, sectors and local authorities to strictly follow directions from the Party Central Committee and the Government, especially Directive 16, while taking more drastic measures to prevent the spread of the disease in the community.

The Prime Minister also urged local authorities to ensure sufficient necessities and food for local people while strictly handling cases of hoarding or illegally increasing prices of goods as well as making incorrect medical declarations. In addition, they should attach importance to preventing COVID-19 at local nursing houses, drug detoxification centers and detention centers.


by Ha Tuan