PM says reopening of flights, 'vaccine passports' should be studied

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday asked ministries to study reopening international flight routes as well as prepare for the use of 'vaccine passports' and controlled international trade.

PM says reopening of flights, 'vaccine passports' should be studied
Planes are at the Noi Bai International Airport. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asks concerned ministries to study step by step reopening international routes. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung

Speaking at an online Government meeting with national and local steering committees for COVID-19 prevention and control, PM Phuc said Vietnam had correctly identified the danger level of the pandemic and activated the national disease prevention system in time, offering solutions suitable to the capacity of the country.

The PM said that early on, Vietnam implemented policies some countries have still not used, like centralised quarantine, rapid contact tracing and quick lockdowns, while the entire political system joined COVID-19 prevention efforts with strong and comprehensive measures.  

Five precious lessons

PM Phuc said the war against the virus was not over and there was still a lot to do. He said the country would not let its guard down with many new variants of the coronavirus spreading in many places, including ASEAN countries.

Raising a number of lessons for not only in anti-pandemic efforts but also other tasks, the PM said the correct, decisive and timely direction and leadership of the Party and State was key, as were the efforts of the political system, including the dedication of health workers and armed forces.

Secondly, protecting the people's health and lives being of primary importance has paved the way for all efforts and seeking social resources in the fight.

The third is to build and nurture a spirit of self-reliance, self-control, efforts to overcome difficulties, unite in development at all levels and strongly promote the role of science, technology and innovation.

Fourth, Vietnam is a democratic country, with openness and transparency in pandemic prevention and control, with the media's role to provide information and create social consensus.

Fifth is the role of international co-operation, proactive initiatives and responsible participation in the international community's efforts to address global challenges, which will enhance the prestige and position of Vietnam. 

Vaccine passports

The PM asked ministries to continue directing socio-economic activities and told localities to develop anti-pandemic plans, ready to respond to all possible situations.

 

For the Ministry of Health, he called for good implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to ensure safety, while continuing to consider vaccine imports and researching Vietnamese vaccines.

The ministry was also told to work with other ministries and agencies to consider appropriate anti-pandemic measures when applying "vaccine passports" and step by step reopening international borders. 

AstraZeneca vaccine

Speaking at the meeting, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long stated that by Tuesday, Vietnam had vaccinated a total of 20,695 medical workers, members of the community COVID-19 groups and the steering committees for pandemic prevention with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

Of which, 4,078 people had common reactions after injection while only six people had severe reactions, five with degree two anaphylaxis and one with degree three anaphylaxis.

All have been treated and are in stable health.

“This third-degree case is due to the fact that the emergency work did not follow the protocol of the Ministry of Health. We have sent experts to check this injection facility to perform well in the future,” he said.

The COVID-19 vaccination drive will continue, said Long.  

VNS

Vietnam considers reopening repatriation flights

Vietnam considers reopening repatriation flights

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has directed relevant offices to discuss with partners in countries with high safety factor about the resumption of commercial flights.

COVID-19 “vaccine passport” holders must still undergo 14-day quarantine: Expert

COVID-19 “vaccine passport” holders must still undergo 14-day quarantine: Expert

People entering Vietnam holding a “vaccine passport” must still undergo a two-week period of quarantine and test negative to COVID-19 twice.

  • Tags :
 
 

Other News

.
Inspector General of Government Inspectorate Doan Hong Phong
Inspector General of Government Inspectorate Doan Hong Phong
POLITICSicon  09/04/2021 

Party Central Committee member Doan Hong Phong was elected as Inspector General of Government Inspectorate at the 11th session of the 14th National Assembly on April 8, 2021.

Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc
Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc
POLITICSicon  10/04/2021 

Auditor-General Ho Duc Phoc was appointed as Minister of Finance at the 11th session of the 14th National Assembly on April 8, 2021.

VUFO presents friendship insignia to US ambassador
VUFO presents friendship insignia to US ambassador
VIETNAM & WORLDicon  10/04/2021 

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) on April 9 held a ceremony to present the “For peace, friendship among nations” insignia to outgoing US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink.

Politburo assigns four members to Party Central Committee’s Secretariat
Politburo assigns four members to Party Central Committee’s Secretariat
POLITICSicon  10/04/2021 

The Political Bureau on April 9 assigned four of its members to join the 13th Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, raising its total members to 11.

Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang appointed Minister of Defense
Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang appointed Minister of Defense
POLITICSicon  09/04/2021 

The National Assembly has approved the appointment of Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang as the Minister of Defense.

The newly elected Foreign Affairs Minister's 30-year journey as a diplomat
The newly elected Foreign Affairs Minister's 30-year journey as a diplomat
POLITICSicon  09/04/2021 

Foreign Affairs Minister Bui Thanh Son has more than 30 years of experience working in the diplomatic sector, in various positions related to international relations research, foreign policy, international economics and negotiation.

Pham Thi Thanh Tra, the only woman among newly-elected cabinet members
Pham Thi Thanh Tra, the only woman among newly-elected cabinet members
POLITICSicon  09/04/2021 

The National Assembly on April 8 approved the appointment of several government members, including Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra, the only woman among the 15 newly elected cabinet members.

Truong Thi Mai becomes first female head of PCC’s Commission for Organization
Truong Thi Mai becomes first female head of PCC’s Commission for Organization
POLITICSicon  09/04/2021 

The Politburo has picked Truong Thi Mai, head of the Party Central Committee’s (PCC) Commission for Mass Mobilization, as head of the PCC’s Commission for Organization, replacing Pham Minh Chinh, who was earlier elected as prime minister.

Vietnam requests businesses to respect its sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa
Vietnam requests businesses to respect its sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  09/04/2021 

Vietnam requests that businesses respect the country’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, as well as its sovereignty, sovereign right and jurisdiction over related waters in the East Sea, 

Vietnam’s youngest Minister: Nguyen Thanh Nghi
Vietnam’s youngest Minister: Nguyen Thanh Nghi
POLITICSicon  09/04/2021 

Newly-elected Construction Minister Nguyen Thanh Nghi, 45, is the youngest member of the new government.

Ceremony held for handover of duty to new Prime Minister
Ceremony held for handover of duty to new Prime Minister
POLITICSicon  08/04/2021 

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc handed over the duty of Prime Minister to new Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a ceremony on April 8.

14th National Assembly’s last session wraps up
14th National Assembly’s last session wraps up
POLITICSicon  08/04/2021 

The 14th National Assembly (NA) concluded its 11th session - the last of this tenure - in Hanoi on April 8.

The Prime Minister of drastic actions and breakthrough thinking
The Prime Minister of drastic actions and breakthrough thinking
FEATUREicon  09/04/2021 

Mr. Pham Minh Chinh has taken office as the new Prime Minister of Vietnam. 

Outgoing US ambassador confident of stronger Vietnam-US partnership
Outgoing US ambassador confident of stronger Vietnam-US partnership
POLITICSicon  08/04/2021 

Outgoing US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink expressed his optimism about the promising future of the US-Vietnam relations during a press briefing in Hanoi on April 7, reviewing his working term in Vietnam.

New cabinet members unveiled
New cabinet members unveiled
POLITICSicon  08/04/2021 

With the support of the majority of legislators, the National Assembly (NA) on April 8 morning adopted a resolution approving the Prime Minister’s proposal to appoint 12 new ministers and Government members for the 2016 – 2021 tenure.

NA approves appointment of two Deputy Prime Ministers
NA approves appointment of two Deputy Prime Ministers
POLITICSicon  08/04/2021 

The National Assembly (NA) on April 8 approved a resolution ratifying the Prime Minister’s proposal on the appointment of two Deputy Prime Ministers.

Vietnam makes proposals at ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting
Vietnam makes proposals at ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting
VIETNAM & WORLDicon  08/04/2021 

Vietnam will take actions to speed up the narrowing of development gap in ASEAN, especially in enhancing sub-regional cooperation by holding an ASEAN Forum on narrowing development gaps between sub-regions for comprehensive recovery.

PM presents nominations for new Cabinet members to NA
PM presents nominations for new Cabinet members to NA
POLITICSicon  07/04/2021 

Newly-elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presented to the 14th National Assembly a list of nominees for 14 positions, including two deputy prime ministers and 11 ministers, for his new cabinet on April 7.

Auditor General Tran Sy Thanh
Auditor General Tran Sy Thanh
POLITICSicon  07/04/2021 

Tran Sy Thanh was elected as Auditor General at the 11th session of the 14th National Assembly on April 7 in Hanoi.

Secretary General of National Assembly Bui Van Cuong
Secretary General of National Assembly Bui Van Cuong
POLITICSicon  07/04/2021 

Bui Van Cuong, member of the Party Central Committee and member of the National Assembly Standing Committee, was elected Secretary General of the legislature and Chairman of its office.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN