05.05.2021, 16:49

COVID 19 fight NA election high on Cabinet meeting s agenda

The fight against COVID-19 and National Assembly election are among issues which are at the top of the agenda of a regular monthly Cabinet meeting held in Hanoi on May 5.

PM Pham Minh Chinh chairs a regular monthly Cabinet meeting for April. (Photo: VGP)

New coronavirus outbreakshave been reported in various localities across the country following the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the community in late April.

Dozens of infections have been detected in Vinh Phuc, Ha Nam, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hung Yen, Yen Bai, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, with some carrying the variant B.1.1.7 originating from the United Kingdom and the variant B.1.617.2 originating from India.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh earlier criticized several cities and provinces for lax management that has led to fresh outbreaks in the community.

Cabinet members are scheduled to discuss drastic measures to halt the spread of the virus.

They are also set to examine preparations for the upcoming elections of deputies to the National Assembly and local People’s Councils slated for May 23.

They will review national socio-economic development for April and the first four months of the year, while looking at measures to implement the dual goal of epidemic prevention and economic recovery.