PM asks Hanoi to put people’s health first and foremost

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh stressed on July 19 that the top priority of Hanoi at present is to continue fighting the COVID-19, putting the protection of people’s health first and foremost, and maintaining production in safe places.

Chinh had a working session with the capital city’s leading officials to keep updated on the capital's COVID-19 situation, socio-economic development, defence and security in the first half of 2021 and development orientations for the time to come.

Speaking highly of the city’s achievements during January-June, the Government leader asked Hanoi to take more drastic and effective measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading out.

According to him, the municipal authorities should take a new approach to the fight, and prepare different scenarios for more serious situations.

According to Hanoi leaders, in the first six months of 2021, the capital’s economic growth reached 5.91 percent. The city has built two economic development scenarios in 2021, with growth rates of 7.5 percent and 6.5-7 percent./.