Deputy Foreign Minister talks with counterparts about COVID-19

Saturday, 2020-03-28 12:20:28
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Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on March 27 held second phone talks with leaders of foreign ministries of the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), India, Australia and New Zealand to discuss COVID-19 situation.

Son affirmed that the Vietnamese Government now gives the top priority to epidemic prevention and control, adding that Vietnam has initially developed a standard treatment regime for infection cases.

He also shared several measures that Vietnam has been applying such as suspension of entry by foreigners, social distancing, concentrated or self-quarantine, halt of business activities gathering large numbers of people such as bar clubs and restaurants.

The Deputy FM stated that Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s attendance at the G20 leaders’ video conference in the capacity as ASEAN Chair 2020 has reflected ASEAN and Vietnam’s responsibility and contributions to the international community’s common efforts against COVID-19.

Vietnam is working closely with ASEAN member states to promote measures enhancing the bloc’s preparedness and responsiveness in the fight, he said.

Son proposed keeping aviation transportation at a minimum to meeting the demand for both travel and disease prevention.

He also asked the countries to mutually facilitate citizen protection work.