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Phan Thiet to take “Golden time” to curb the epidemic

BTO- Phan Thiet City has imposed the highest measure of social distancing under the Government’s Directive No.16 from August 8th until August 15th. This is a golden time for the municipal authorities to deploy a number of measures to control the Covid-19 epidemic. Hitherto, the matter of food security to ensure the residents’ lives is raised for the leader of the City. Binh Thuan Newspaper had an interview with Mr. Phan Nguyen Hoang Tan – Chairman of the Phan Thiet City People’s Committee to learn more about the upcoming preventive measures.

Q: Ahead of complicated developments of the Covid-19 epidemic, Does the City Government have any scenarios in preparation for the Directive 16 social distancing measures.

A: As of now, Phan Thiet has reported 2 new local cases of Covid-19 that have not been identified as the infection source. The two patients have a wide contact relationship that can spread the virus to many wards and communes. At the same time, the city has also detected a new case through screening when they go to see a doctor at the medical facility. The new cases have posed Phan Thiet a high risk of spreading outbreaks in the community. Therefore, Binh Thuan provincial People’s Committee Le Tuan Phong has imposed the highest social distancing measures to the city from 0.00 on August 2nd within 14 days. To make the implementation of Directive 16 more effective, a number of mobile patrols, checkpoints have been formed to control the disease. Besides, the Municipal authorities has ranked up propaganda to avoid people from panic and join the government’s fights against Covid-19. A quick statistic of residential households in the city has been reviewed to build a shopping schedule to cope with the specific times, places, and frequency.

Much more appropriate business activities are also set up to match with the current situation, especially retail and wholesale markets. Essential transport activities in serve for lockdown areas and checkpoints are ready 24 hours a day.

A Covid-19 Checkpoint in Phan Thiet City

Q: During 14 days of social distancing in accordance with Directive No.16, how would the authorities consider securing foodstuff for the local residents?

A: Traditional markets in Phan Thiet City are still operating but they will be re-arranged to minimize the risk of spreading the outbreak. The commodity sources are ensured during the social distancing time with price stability. At the same time, supermarkets of Coop Mart, Lotte Mart, Vinmart stores, Bach Hoa Xanh, etc will increase their stocks to serve the people.

Moreover, Phan Thiet City encourages people to use online goods distribution channels to limit gatherings, fostering Covid-19 prevention and control. Mobile sales of goods are also deployed to meet the people’s needs.

Q: Do you have any suggestions and warnings to Phan Thiet people as the lockdown measure comes into effect?

A: Currently, the Covid-10 situation is continuously fierce. With the spirit of putting the people’s health and life to above all else, the People’s Committee of Phan Thiet City warns all residents to stay at home, and only going outside for essential needs such as food shopping, obtaining medicine, or urgent medical services. 

We also calls upon the whole people to voluntarily obey with the regulations and measures on Covid-19 prevention and control. For leaders of enterprises of essential goods, they take responsibility to implement epidemic preventive measures to protect the workers’ health.

In addition, the City authorities request the whole political system, all classes of people in the city, especially civil servants and employees to strictly observe the measures. It is necessary to be calm, trustful, and support the City’s measures on Covid-19 prevention and control,  determining to push back the epidemic.

Thank you so much for your interview!

Translated by My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Newspaper)

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