Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs a meeting with the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control on July 10, 2020. (Photo: Thong Nhat / VNA)
Chairing a meeting with the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hanoi on Friday, the Prime Minister suggested phased reopening borders for foreign experts, high-tech workers, and investors as well as overseas Vietnamese who wish to return home amid COVID-19.
Mr. Phuc said if foreign experts, high-tech workers and investors are not allowed to enter Vietnam, this will greatly affect the progress of works, projects, business organizations and economic recovery. He also stressed the need of creating favorable conditions for overseas Vietnamese to repatriate, especially the elderly, children, students, workers, tourists, relatives, and business travelers, who are stranded in foreign countries due to COVID-19.
According to the Prime Minister, many relatives of foreigners who are working, doing business and investing in Vietnam have not been reunited with their families, their children’s school enrollment is also unfinished, while many people cannot travel to Japan for work because there has not been qualified testing method.
The Prime Minister asked for publicized and transparent communications and handling arising problems promptly and satisfactorily.