PM urges ministries, localities to prevent nCoV outbreak

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued an urgent dispatch on preventing the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (nCoV) strain, which is developing complicatedly in China without specific treatment and preventive vaccine yet.

The dispatch was sent to the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Information and Communication, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Finance, Vietnam News Agency, Nhan dan (People) newspaper, Voice of Vietnam (VOV), Vietnam Television (VTV), and People’s Committees of all centrally-run cities and provinces.

The PM ordered the health ministry to strictly control passengers entering at border gates via road, waterway and air. Any suspicious cases must be isolated and managed promptly, he said, requesting to prepare effective response plans.

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