HCMC’s leaders on September 23 had working sessions with Thu Duc City and districts to review the localities’ implementation of the social distancing order from September 16-22.
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Speaking at the working session with Thu Duc City, Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen highly appreciated Thu Duc City’s efforts and outstanding achievements in the pandemic prevention and control activities, contributing to helping HCMC get one more locality, where the Covid-19 pandemic is basically under control in accordance with criteria issued by the Ministry of Health.
He agreed with Thu Duc’s reopening plan and noted the building of methodical healthcare strategy for the new normal state.
The social security strategy must focus on creating jobs and reasonable accommodations for workers, checking substandard rental housing and slums that do not comply with the living conditions, and calling for investment in social housing projects.
“On this occasion, we should rearrange the city to make Thu Duc adequate to the development orientation with the goal to develop it into one of the important centers of the knowledge economy, science – technology, and finance of HCMC and the country,” said the HCMC Party Chief.
In addition, Mr. Nguyen Van Nen identified the city’s constraints, including traffic congestion at Covid-19 checkpoints. If the city enters the new normal state, the order that requires a larger number of vehicles to stop to display QR identification code and the “Green Covid Card” will be impossible to daily implement, he emphasized.
He hoped Thu Duc City will try to launch ideas, creativities and experimental modes of management for the new normal state that can be applied for all districts.
He also asked departments and units at all levels to build plans of management and travel control when Thu Duc City returns to the “new normal” state.
Secretary of the Party Committee of Thu Duc City Nguyen Van Hieu reported that the number of Covid-19 cases sharply decreased from August 28-September 21.
The first dose vaccination rate reached nearly 99.6 percent while the second dose rate was nearly 36.2 percent of the total population aged 18 and over. The city has made every effort to have 100 percent of the population vaccinated and 100 percent recovery rate for Covid-19 patients who will be granted the “Covid Green Card” by September 30, he added.