19 May 2024
Two shots to suppress the epidemic in 19 southern provinces 4

Two shots to suppress the epidemic in 19 southern provinces 4

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked the first phase to focus on cleaning up very high-risk outbreaks, and the second phase to strengthen screening to maintain safe areas.

On the morning of July 18, at the meeting of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control (Steering Committee), Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam emphasized the above requirement.

The Steering Committee commented that the North has basically been able to suppress the epidemic in Bac Ninh and Bac Giang;

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the 19 southern provinces are divided into two groups.

Group two, Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong and other places with high and dense infection and at risk of spreading, use a new solution with `two attacks`.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.

Regarding testing, Mr. Dam noted that in epidemic areas, depending on the situation, rapid testing combined with PCR should be used, ensuring savings, efficiency, and `not lining up`.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said he will negotiate with major manufacturers in the world such as Korea, Europe, China… to buy rapid testing biological products and domestic businesses to buy RT biological products.

The Ministry is also calculating the need for equipment to treat serious and critical patients such as ECMO systems, high-function ventilators, high-pressure oxygen ventilators (HNFC), electric injection pumps, slow dialysis machines, and function monitors.

The Steering Committee agreed to assign the Ministry of Health to list all equipment that needs to be purchased.

On July 17, based on the proposal of the Minister of Health and the unanimous opinion of the Government Standing Committee, the Prime Minister decided to apply social isolation in 19 provinces and cities, including: Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai (

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