Official highlights people’s role in COVID-19 fight hinh anh 1The national teleconference held by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in Hanoi on March 11 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man has stressed the importance of the engagement of the entire political system, especially the whole people, in the fight against COVID-19.

At a national teleconference held by the committee in Hanoi on March 11, Man said over the last two months, the entire political system has got involved in the COVID-19 prevention and control, which has received support from all people.

The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, the cabinet, relevant agencies and localities have taken prompt and drastic actions to combat the disease, he said.

The VFF and its member organisations have carried out communications plans to encourage the public’s participation in the work, the official said, adding that the front’s staff in localities like Hanoi, HCM City, Da Nang, Vinh Phuc, Thanh Hoa and Khanh Hoa has even met each resident to disseminate information.

Pointing out complex developments of the outbreak, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long described each people as a soldier protecting themselves and the community and also a helper in the detection of those returning from COVID-19-affected areas.

He also asked socio-political organisations like the youth, women and war veterans’ unions to be more active in mobilising all people’s contribution to anti-coronavirus efforts.

Man said numerous challenges are lying in the path ahead, but also stressed that with people’s active and drastic engagement, the fight against the outbreak will definitely be a success.

He requested VFF committees and member organisations at all levels to better coordinate with authorities in the COVID-19 prevention and control while keep fulfilling their specific tasks so as to help achieve targets set for 2020 and the following years.

So far, Vietnam has recorded 39 cases of COVID-19 infection, 16 of them have fully recovered./.