PM encourages “soldiers in white coats” in COVID-19 fight

Update: August, 05/2020 - 13:32


Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc sent a letter to staff of the health care sector on Tuesday, praising their contributions in the battle against COVID-19. Photo

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Tuesday praised the wholehearted contribution of medical staff in the battle against COVID-19.

In a letter sent to staff of the health care sector, the Prime Minister emphasised that Việt Nam has entered a new stage of the pandemic with more complicated developments and which has quickly spread to various localities, including major cities, and several health workers have contracted the disease.

In response to Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng’s appeal and with the stance of “fighting the disease like fighting the enemy”, the entire political system and people have teamed up in combating the disease, Phúc wrote, adding that the Government has urged more drastic and synchronous measures to deal with the hotspots, especially in central Đà Nẵng City and Quảng Nam Province.

The Government leader hailed “soldiers in white coats” for exerting every effort to trace and quarantine people in close contact with COVID-19 patients, take test samples and conduct tests, as well as treating patients.

He also expressed his gratitude to the families of health workers for always supporting and sharing difficulties with them.

Amid the complicated, uncertain and prolonged developments of the pandemic, the health care sector should focus all resources on containing the spread of the disease and make its staff fully-equipped to ensure their absolute safety.

He called on all doctors and medical staff across the country to stay determined and show a high sense of responsibility, together with forces and people, to push back the pandemic.

The PM also urged people nationwide to continue encouraging and working together to support “soldiers in white coats” in the tough and dangerous fight against COVID-19.

He wished medical staff good health, deserving public trust throughout the country and accomplishing the task of caring for and protecting public health. — VNS

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