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Directive 18 covers regulations in Govt’s Resolution 128: HCMC Chairman

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – HCMC has yet to issue a general plan to adopt the Government’s Resolution 128 on “safely and flexibly adapting to and effectively controlling Covid-19” as many regulations in the resolution were already integrated into the city’s Directive 18 on the gradual economic recovery, said HCMC Chairman.

Speaking at the third session of the 10th HCMC People’s Council today, October 19, HCMC Chairman Phan Van Mai said the city issued a plan to control the pandemic and help the economy recover based on the Government’s draft guidance on safely and flexibly adapting to and effectively controlling Covid-19.

As such, the city’s Directive 18 basically covers the general content of Resolution 128, the HCMC chairman said.

The HCMC government is working to summarize the results of the fight against the fourth wave of the pandemic and will issue a general anti-pandemic solution in October, Mai said.

The city will promote the healthcare system focusing on treatment and recovery to promptly respond to the risk of diseases, the local media reported.

As for support for firms, the leader of the municipal government said that it is necessary to focus on three factors–working capital, administrative reforms and investment climate improvement.

The city will support both major enterprises active in production and export and small and medium firms that have been hit hard during the lockdown period.

At the session, Le Minh Tan, director of the HCMC Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said that the fourth wave of the pandemic, which began in late April, had left many severe consequences.

Some 2,000 children were turned into orphans due to Covid, while 381 old people were forced to live alone as the disease had killed their caregivers.

The municipal department has proposed the HCMC government provide long-term mental and material support to the elderly and orphans due to Covid-19.

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