Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh issued a public message on the prevention and control of epidemics on the occasion of the Lunar New Year and the festival season of 2023. In particular, it is suggested that relevant units should closely monitor disease prevention and control in the border areas. port area.
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According to information from baochinhphu.vn, the government broadcast requires all levels to monitor the epidemic situation in parallel with the implementation of epidemic prevention and control measures; take the initiative to respond to potentially complicated developments.
Relevant units, departments and agencies should monitor the epidemic work in community areas, medical examination and treatment facilities, … especially at border gates, such as checking cases of passengers entering from areas with epidemic outbreaks, from which new variants of Covid-19 19 come from.
Functional Forces of the Health Sector fully vaccinated children aged 5 to under 12; monitor high-risk groups susceptible to the disease but not fully vaccinated, such as the elderly, those with underlying medical conditions, and the immunocompromised.
Units must also ensure patient collection and treatment and regularly monitor the disease situation, both domestically and internationally, to assess the epidemic situation and adjust the treatment plan accordingly. Medical examination and treatment facilities have medicines, supplies and equipment ready for the prevention and control of epidemics in case of emergency.
According to the World Health Organization, variant XBB, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the Covid-19 pandemic, has been registered since October 2022. To date, this variant has spread in more than 70 countries.
The subvariant XBB.1.5 is also responsible for a new outbreak in the US, with the incidence of this variant rising from 4% to 41%. In Vietnam, the infectious disease surveillance system has recorded the occurrence of the XBB variant in Tay Ninh Province and Ho Chi Minh City.