During the regular meeting on October 2, the Government focused on discussing two topics: Socio-economic situation in September and 9 months of 2021;

Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen and leaders of provinces and cities attended the meeting at the local bridge.

In his opening speech, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said that recently, the distancing and strengthening of social distancing in 23 provinces and cities has achieved certain initial results.

The National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control (Steering Committee) agreed on the need for a safe, flexible adaptation roadmap to effectively control the epidemic.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

`This is a difficult issue. As I have said many times, the more difficult, complicated, and sensitive, the more we must uphold principles, promote democracy, mobilize collective intelligence, ask for advice, and listen to the opinions of

After nearly two years of epidemic prevention, Vietnam has better understood viruses and epidemics.

The development of the draft was carried out carefully with the goal of being as appropriate as possible under current conditions.

`There is no perfect plan, we choose the optimal plan, especially not to block traffic or supply chains that we must maintain,` the Prime Minister said and asked delegates to give their opinions.

The Government discusses measures to safely adapt to Covid-19

Hanoi residents jog in the morning, on the first day the city allows outdoor exercise, September 28.

Also at the meeting, the Prime Minister mentioned that after Ho Chi Minh City and some southern provinces relaxed social distancing, there was a phenomenon of many people spontaneously moving back to their hometowns.

Therefore, Government leaders urge people to restrain themselves and not move spontaneously, increasing the risk of spreading the disease in the community.

In case people really want to return home for different reasons, localities coordinate to organize pick-up and drop-off to ensure safety and avoid causing frustration.

According to the draft safe, flexible and effective adaptation to Covid-19, a locality is considered to safely adapt to the epidemic when it meets 3 criteria: At least 80% of the population over 50 years old has been vaccinated with a full dose of Covid vaccine.

Four levels of epidemic risk and corresponding response measures include: Level 1 (low risk – new normal), blue;

On September 26, 8 business associations sent a document to the Prime Minister, saying that many regulations in the draft still have the goal of `zero Covid` and not completely `living with Covid`.

Ho Chi Minh City has proposed to replace the rate of 80% of people over 50 years old receiving a full dose of vaccine with 80% of people over 65 years old or 50% of people over 50 years old receiving a full dose of vaccine.

This afternoon (October 2) the Government Office will hold a press conference to inform about the content of the above meeting.

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