Posted on: October 13, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has just signed Resolution No. 128/NQ-CP of the Government promulgating the temporary regulation “Safely adapting, flexibly, effectively controlling the COVID-19 epidemic”.

The Government has just issued a resolution promulgating the provisional regulation “Safely adapting, flexibly, and effectively controlling the Covid-19 epidemic”. Photo: Ngo Nhung

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The resolution stated: The World Health Organization, scientists and countries believe that the COVID-19 epidemic cannot be completely controlled before 2023; It is possible that new strains of the virus may appear more dangerous, making the epidemic complicated and unpredictable. However, the coverage of vaccines and drugs to treat helps reduce the number of severe cases, deaths and reduce the incidence. Therefore, many countries have changed their epidemic response strategies from trying to completely extinguish the disease to living safely with the disease.

For Vietnam, some experiences have been initially drawn from the practice of epidemic prevention and control; the response capacity of the health system has been gradually improved; Vaccination coverage, especially for high-risk groups, is rapidly increasing in large cities, helping us to be more proactive in epidemic prevention and control.

From the actual situation, analysis opinions of scientists, experts, opinions of localities and the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control, the Government has determined the goals of the prevention and control work. epidemic is still a key task in order to maximally protect the health and life of the People, restore and develop socio-economic, ensure security, social order and safety; redirecting the epidemic prevention and control strategy to “safely adapting, flexibly, and effectively controlling the COVID-19 epidemic”.

Striving to bring the whole country to a new normal as soon as possible

The Government promulgates the provisional Regulation “Safely adapting, flexibly, effectively controlling the COVID-19 epidemic” (hereinafter referred to as the Regulation) with the goal of maximum protection of people’s health and life; to minimize cases, severe disease transfer and death due to COVID-19; socio-economic restoration and development, ensuring security, social order and safety; realize the dual goal of bringing the whole country to a new normal as soon as possible, striving in 2021.

While the coverage of vaccines is being accelerated, it has not yet reached universal coverage and therapeutic drugs COVID-19 are being developed and put into use but no specific treatment is available; in order to ensure the uniform implementation of regulations and instructions of ministries and branches, and at the same time promote the initiative and creativity of the locality in controlling the epidemic situation, creating conditions for the restoration of production and business. , develop socio-economic, bring people’s daily life gradually back to the new normal state; do not let the local situation, in the promulgation and implementation of solutions above the necessary level, negatively affect production, business, and social life.

Implement synchronous solutions

The Government’s point of view is to ensure dual goals but put people’s health and life first, first and foremost; solutions for epidemic prevention and control must be based on science, suitable to the country’s reality and conditions; ensure that people are best protected against epidemics, have access to medical services as soon as possible, right from the grassroots; but does not cause congestion for circulation and production.

Strengthen the leadership and direction of the Party; mobilize the whole political system; uphold the responsibilities of Party committees and authorities at all levels, the responsibility of leaders in epidemic prevention and control, and realize dual goals; ensure uniform leadership and direction throughout the country, and at the same time bring into play the initiative and creativity of governments at all levels, especially at the grassroots level.

In epidemic prevention and control, epidemic prevention must be fundamental and long-term; health care is the core force along with the army, police, … but must mobilize the participation of all forces and classes in society. Promoting the role of people and businesses as the center and subject in epidemic prevention and control, in production, business and safe living.

Safe, flexible adaptation solutions and effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic must be implemented decisively, promptly and drastically; ensure the harmony between professional medical solutions with administrative, socio-economic solutions. Medical solutions must be synchronized between isolation with testing, treatment, and vaccines, under the motto “isolation, testing is the key, vaccines and treatment are prerequisites”.

Classification of 4 translation levels

Specifying specific guidelines on classification, assessment and determination of translation level. Accordingly, the translation level is classified according to 4 levels:

Level 1: Low risk (new normal) corresponds to blue.

Level 2: Medium risk corresponds to yellow.

Level 3: High risk corresponds to orange.

Level 4: Very high risk corresponds to the color red.

Scope of assessment of epidemic level: Assessment from commune level. Encourage assessment from the smallest possible scale (below the commune level) to ensure flexibility and efficiency.

The regulations also specify three criteria for assessing the level of the epidemic, including: Rate of new cases in the community/population/time; vaccine coverage (note high-risk age group, first dose rate, full dose rate); the capacity to accept and treat the routes (note clearly defining the acceptability, existing treatment and additional plans).

Regarding the determination of the epidemic level, the Ministry of Health guides the criteria and methods of assessment and determination of the epidemic level. Based on the guidance of the Ministry of Health and the epidemic situation in the area, the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities decide to change the epidemic level. In case of upgrading the epidemic level, it must notify at least 48 hours in advance to people, organizations and businesses, and prepare before applying.

Measures applied according to 4 levels of translation

Health measures including medical isolation, testing, collection, treatment and vaccination are implemented according to the guidance of the Ministry of Health at all levels.

The regulation specifies measures to be applied according to 4 levels of the epidemic for a number of activities of organizations, agencies and businesses, including: 1- Organize indoor and outdoor activities to ensure measures epidemic prevention and control; 2- Public passenger transport by road, inland waterway and maritime to ensure the prevention and control of COVID-19 epidemic; 3- Intra-provincial or inter-provincial goods circulation and transportation; 4- Production, business and service (Production establishments, construction units of traffic and construction projects and works; Business and service establishments including trade centers, supermarkets, shops, etc.) Utilities, wholesale markets; Restaurants/diners, traditional markets; Establishments providing services with high risk of infection such as discos, karaoke, massage parlors, bars, internet, video games, hair (including haircuts), beauty and other facilities decided by the locality; street vendors, street tickets,…); 5- Direct education and training activities; 6- Activities of agencies and offices; 7- Religious, belief and worship establishments; 8- Activities of resorts, hotels, motels, sightseeing tours; cultural, artistic, physical training and sports performances; 9- Application of information technology.

For individuals, the Regulation also specifies measures on 5K compliance, information technology application, people’s travel and home treatment for people infected with COVID-19 at each epidemic level. .

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Apply uniformly across the country

This provision is applied uniformly throughout the country. Based on the instructions of the Ministry of Health and other ministries and branches, the People’s Committees of the provinces and cities shall decide on appropriate administrative measures, including specific regulations and instructions on capacity, quantity participants in production, business, service, cultural, arts, events, etc., and can flexibly apply specific additional measures that are not contrary to regulations Decisions of the Central Government, do not cause congestion of goods circulation, production and business, travel and daily life of the people. In case the Central Government’s regulations and guidelines are not suitable and feasible, they shall promptly report them to the agency promulgating regulations and guidelines. Agencies promulgating regulations and guidelines must immediately direct to remove obstacles and study amendments to regulations and guidelines.

The Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee decided to isolate the area for medical treatment (blockade the outbreak) as quickly and as narrowly as possible, and to implement activities to ensure social security and access to health services for the people. rest assured to comply with regulations on epidemic prevention and control.

Temporarily not applying the provisions of Clause 1, Article 1 of the Government’s Resolution 86/NQ-CP dated August 6, 2021 and Directives No. 15/CT-TTg dated March 27, 2020, Directive No. 16/CT-TTg dated March 31, 2020, Directive No. 19/CT-TTg dated April 24, 2020 of the Prime Minister, Decision No. 2686/QD-BCDQG dated May 31, 2021 of the Steering Committee National prevention and control of COVID-19 epidemic. In case it is necessary to apply measures to prevent and control epidemics on a province-wide scale, which are higher than those specified in this Regulation, the chairperson of the provincial-level People’s Committee shall report to the Ministry of Health and the Prime Minister. government.



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