Steering Committee: Social distancing should be extended in high-risk localities
13:48 | 15/04/2020
VGP - The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on April 15 agreed to propose Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc extend the current social distancing rule for at least one more week in localities with high risks.

The meeting of the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Photo: VGP

The proposal was reached at the meeting of the Committee on Wednesday morning and the Prime Minister will issue final decision following a meeting in the afternoon.

The social distancing campaign was introduced by the Government on March 31, applicable from April 1-15, under which people are told to stay at home and should only go out in case of extreme necessity, such as buying food, foodstuff and medicine; emergencies; working at factories, production establishments, facilities trading in essential services and goods that are not subject to provisional closure; and other emergency cases.

The Government requested strict observance of keeping an interpersonal distance of at least two meters and not gathering in groups of more than two people outside the workplace, schools and hospitals, and in public places.

On March 13, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on the nation to continue staying vigilant as community transmission of the virus still occurs.

He warned that all the past achievements of the COVID-19 fight will disappear if the preventive measures are loosened, reaffirming that protection of public health is the supreme goal.

The PM repeated again the principle of locking all external transmission sources while promptly stamping out domestic coronavirus clusters./.

By Thuy Dung



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