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Army maps out scenarios to fight COVID-19 outbreak at five levels

Update: March, 11/2020 - 16:23


People leave a quarantine centre managed by Hà Nội's Military High Command on Tuesday after completing their 14-day COVID-19 quarantine period. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The army will develop a COVID-19 prevention and control plan based on an outbreak scenario at five levels of the disease outbreak in a bid to effectively deal with the epidemic, said Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Trần Đơn. 

Speaking at a meeting of the Ministry of National Defence’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hà Nội on Tuesday, Đơn said that Việt Nam is in a new period of the fight against the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and it is necessary to devise a plan to cope with the possibility of stronger outbreaks.

Đơn, who is also head of the steering committee, affirmed that all military units nationwide have actively participated in the fight against the disease, significantly contributing to joint efforts of the Party, State and people to prevent the epidemic.

The five requirements in preventing and controlling the epidemic have been strictly implemented by the whole army, including bilateral and multilateral cooperation activities, he stressed.

To restrain the COVID-19 epidemic from spreading in military units and the outbreak to higher levels, the whole army will continue to promote relevant communication campaigns, he said, adding that entry and exit from military barracks will be restricted and strictly monitored.

All military units need to ensure food hygiene and safety, and the logistics work in case of more complicated disease outbreaks.

The Deputy Minister added that attention should also be paid to cleaning barracks and organising training programmes on disease prevention and control. — VNS

In box: The disease outbreak is classified into five levels:

Level 1: Cases of COVID-19 detected

Level 2: Community spread of the disease detected nationwide

Level 3: Over 20 infection cases detected nationwide

Level 4: Over 1,000-3,000 infection cases detected nationwide

Level 5: Over 3,000- 30,000 infection cases detected nationwide.



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