Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City and eight neigbouring provinces organised Covid-19 epidemic drills on Wednesday morning.
A Covid-19 drill is organised in Ho Chi Minh City on March 4
In HCM City, the drill was held at a military unit in Hooc Mon District with a hypothetical scenario in which 15 among 550 quarantined Vietnamese people showed symptoms of coughs, fever, and breathing difficulties.
The drills were also conducted at different military units in eight southern provinces including Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Dong Nai, Tay Ninh, Lam Dong, and Long An.
The drills were monitored by Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam who is chairman of the national steering committee on Covid-19, Minister of Defence Ngo Xuan Lich, and his deputy Phan Van Giang.
There were five levels shown in the drill with level 5 dealing with up to 30,000 people having Covid-19. Dtinews
The HCM City Department of Health plans to transform one or two hospitals into emergency hospitals to quarantine and treat patients infected with the new coronavirus.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday emphasised both the requirement for no treatment discrimination against those who have gone through regions hit by COVID-19 to Vietnam and the need to step up quarantine.