Further efforts urged for socio-economic stabilisation, development hinh anh 1At the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Further efforts should be exerted in the fight against the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) so as to well control the epidemic for socio-economic stabilisation and development, concluded a meeting of the national steering committee on the fight held in Hanoi on February 19.

During the meeting, the committee also held that so far, Vietnam has been well controlling the situation. Since the detection of the latest case on February 13, the country has by now found no new ones.

Vietnam has successfully treated 14 infection cases and at present, the country counts 34 suspected cases. Medical establishments in the district, provincial and central levels in the country are able to successfully treat infection cases.

Holding that the epidemic may develop in a complicated manner in foreign countries, the committee stressed the need to persist and well implement the medical review and quarantine. Besides, it also asked scientists to soon work out the course to cure the disease.

Implementing the directive by the Prime Minister on stamping out the epidemic at an early date for the resumption of socio-economic activities, members of the committee agreed on a number of issues relating to the reception of foreign workers back to Vietnam. They also asked relevant authorities to complete the procedures to recognise Khanh Hoa as eligible to pronounce the end of the epidemic./.