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Gov’t chief appreciates health workers in COVID-19 fight

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday presided over a meeting on COVID-19 response amid surge of community infection cases, particularly in Ho Chi Minh City.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) speaks at his meeting with the Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, February 9, 2021. Photo: VGP

When people head home for the Lunar New Year holiday on the last working day (February 9), our health workers continue to be the front liners in all 63 cities and provinces, particularly in major COVID-19 hotpots in Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh, Gia Lai, in order to protect public health, Phuc said.

Thanks to their efforts, Viet Nam has been recognized as a successful model in containing the pandemic and become one of few economies recording positive growth.

The Government chief said he felt moved to learn that many health workers have not returned home and met their relatives over the past year.

As the pandemic remains complicated due to detection of new and more transmissible variants, Phuc urged the health sector to protect safety of its health workers and exert full efforts on containing the pandemic and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

He took the occasion to call on the whole political system and people to join hands in the fight against COVID-19, firstly by implementing the sector’s 5K message:  Khau trang (facemask) – Khu khuan (disinfection) – Khoang cach (distance) – Khong tu tap (no gathering) – Khai bao y te (health declaration).

The same day, PM Phuc signed Resolution No. 17/NQ-CP on financial support for health workers and those who work at concentrated quarantine facilities, ports of entry, and border areas during the Lunar New Year holiday (five days)./.

By Ngoc Van

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