Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Monday called on all people across the nation to stay united and resolutely and effectively implement Party and State policies and guidance to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The call was made as the pandemic is widening across the world with profound and comprehensive impacts on all aspects of life.
Over 734,000 people have been infected with nearly 35,000 deaths in nearly 200 countries and territories, while in Việt Nam, the number of cases have surpassed 200 and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has the same day declared a nationwide pandemic situation.
The situation may become worse and cause more serious consequences, he said.
He also asked for practical cooperation efforts with other countries on COVID-19 prevention and control.
Under the leadership of the Party and the State and the guidance of the Government, the Prime Minister and the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, ministries and agencies at all levels, localities and the whole political system have united to resolutely implement many comprehensive measures to reduce the spread of the disease while carrying out socio-economic development tasks and ensuring social security, thus gaining positive initial results which are highly valued by the world.
"On behalf of the Party and State, I applauded and highly appreciated the participation of Party committees, Party organisations and authorities from Central to grassroots levels; and particularly the tireless efforts of medical workers, police and army forces and relevant ministries, agencies, organisations, business community and the press."
He also expressed thanks for support of overseas Vietnamese in the fight against the pandemic.
The Party chief noted that Việt Nam is at a critical time with heightened risks of the disease spreading among the community, urging the whole political system to try to proactively prevent and control the pandemic effectively.
“Don’t panic excessively but absolutely don’t take the threat lightly,” the leader said.
It is necessary to thoroughly understand the situation and forecast worst-case situations to map out effective prevention and control measures, not letting the pandemic spread among the community, he stressed.
Each agency, unit, organisation and locality needs to closely follow guidance of higher levels and proactively cooperate in the fight against the disease, he said.
In the fight against the pandemic, a number of prevention and control measures will surely affect operation of organisations and individuals as well as the daily lives of people. “With the spirit of considering the health and life of people as a top priority, I call on people across the nation, comrades, soldiers and overseas Vietnamese people to unite to act, effectively and resolutely implementing Party and State policies and guidance from the Government and the Prime Minister,” he said.
“Each person is a solider in the fight against the pandemic,” he said.
As an active and responsible member of the international community, Việt Nam expresses deep sympathy and is trying its best to cooperate with other countries, particularly those seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.
“I believe that in the current context, the unification and cooperation of the whole world will be a foundation to ensure the world’s victory against the pandemic,” he said.
The whole Vietnamese nation, please join efforts to overcome all difficulties and challenges to beat the COVID-19 pandemic, he said. — VNS