Vietnam PM says early August ‘decisive time’ to avert large-scale virus spread

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Monday that early August would a decisive period for preventing a large-scale spread of the coronavirus, state broadcaster VTV reported, after a reemergence of the virus after more than three months.

“We have to deploy full force to curb all known epicentres, especially those in Danang,” VTV quoted Phuc as telling a meeting of government officials, referring to the city where the virus reappeared recently.

A man wears a protective mask as he drives past a banner promoting prevention against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hanoi, Vietnam July 31, 2020. (Reuters)

A man wears a protective mask as he drives past a banner promoting prevention against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hanoi, Vietnam July 31, 2020. (Reuters)

“Early August will be the decisive time within which to stop the virus from spreading on a large scale.”

Phuc said this current wave of infection could have a more “critical impact” than the previous one and ordered officials to both contain the spread and maintain supply chains, the report said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-vietnam-pm/vietnam-pm-says-early-august-decisive-time-to-avert-large-scale-virus-spread-idUSKBN24Z0HO

 


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