Residents complete procedures to return to their hometown for Tết holiday at the Sài Gòn Railway Station in HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo Tiến Lực
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has asked localities not to make obstacles for residents to return to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year holiday.
In an official document sent to localities on Wednesday, the Government leader required provinces and cities to speed up COVID-19 vaccination work, and pay more attention to people facing a high-risks from the pandemic.
Localities should conduct the necessary tests, quarantine scientifically, and avoid regulations that make difficulties for citizens.
More education about COVID-19 prevention and control should be given to residents, especially during their travel to their hometown for Tết and back to work after the holiday.
The Minister of Health should learn from other countries' experiences and recommendations from the World Health Organization, to give in-time instructions and solutions.
COVID-19 vaccine and medicines must be allocated enough and in time to localities, ready to support localities in need to avoid overloading and overcrowding.
Concerned ministries and organisations well coordinate with multimedia to call for the whole society to ensure a healthy and safe Tết holiday, so that all people will adapt to the new situation for sustainable development. — VNS