NA Chairman hails public security force’s contributions to COVID-19 fight hinh anh 1National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the conference (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue hailed important contributions of the public security force to the fight against COVID-19 while addressing the Ministry of Public Security’s conference to review the force’s emulation movement to ensure social order and safety while combating the pandemic on December 11 in Ho Chi Minh City.

A total of 150,000 personnel of the Ministry of Public Security’s units have participated in the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, directly getting involved in tracing, detecting and quarantining COVID-19 patients and those with possible contact with them; ensuring security and order at checkpoints and quarantine facilities. Meanwhile, nearly 2,000 medical staff in the force have worked at COVID-19 treatment hospitals. The public security force has effectively applied the national database on population to serve pandemic prevention and control.

In addition, the force has well completed its task of protecting national security, ensuring social order and safety, and proactively promulgating plans to protect important political events of the country, especially the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and the People's Councils at all levels for the 2021-2025 term.

It has helped reduce the number of crimes by 8.06 percent compared to 2020, Hue stated.

The top legislator also lauded the ministry’s important contributions to the success of the country’s vaccine strategy.

He requested the police force to improve the efficiency of entry and exit management and control the risk of infections when Vietnam reopens regular international flights expected for the beginning of 2021./.