Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers a speech at the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly themed “COVID-19 pandemic”. (Photo: VGP)
In a video conference of the 73rd World Health Assembly which concluded on Tuesday, PM Phuc said the Vietnamese Government has mobilized administrations at all levels, the national medical system, scientists, and the army in enforcing quarantines, tracing infection sources, testing samples, and curing patients.
Vietnam has so far recorded only 320 infections and no deaths. May 19 was the 33rd day with no new community transmission. Vietnam has entered a “new normal” situation, focusing on economic development while maintaining effective epidemic prevention.
The 73rd session of the World Health Assembly is held online for the first time.
According to PM Phuc, as ASEAN Chair for 2020, Vietnam has hosted and attended multiple discussions to coordinate initiatives to fight COVID-19, support the people, and work toward economic recovery.
“The Vietnamese Government, businesses, organisations, and individuals have donated medical supplies and shared experience with other countries, including those hardest hit by the pandemic. Vietnam has contributed to the COVID-19 response fund, promoted international cooperation, and shared resources to help cope with the pandemic,” said Mr. Phuc.
PM Phuc said he believes that in the face of the most serious challenge since the establishment of the UN and the WHO, the international community will continue to uphold the power of each nation, strong international solidarity, and cooperation to overcome this challenge and build a better future for every country and its citizens.