Special working groups to be set up to help southern localities fight COVID-19
21:00 | 18/07/2021
VGP – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has tasked seven ministries to set up their own special working groups to help Ho Chi Minh City and other southern provinces in the fight against COVID-19.

They are the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Information and Communications, and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Each of the working groups will be headed by a Deputy Minister.

These working groups will be responsible for assisting the southern localities in addressing emerging issues in the COVID-19 fight.

They shall have to report to their ministers and the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control the issues that are beyond their vested competence.

As of 8:00 pm on July 18, Viet Nam confirmed 53,830 COVID-19 cases, including 10,667 recoveries and 254 deaths.

The national caseload includes 50,201 community infection cases recorded in 58 cities and provinces since April 27 when the fourth wave of COVID-19 resurgence hit the Southeast Asian country./.

By Quang Minh

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