Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 12
ordered the intensification of the fight against both the acute respiratory
disease caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and the sluggish
behaviors at work amid the current epidemic.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on
February 12 ordered the intensification of the fight against both the acute
respiratory disease caused by the novel
coronavirus (Covid-19) and the sluggish behaviors at work amid the
During a meeting with representatives of ministries
and agencies in Hanoi, the leader reiterated the policy of protecting
citizens’ lives partly at the expense of economic
He asked for efforts to seek solutions to national
development via production and services, economic restructuring, and capital
Sectors were urged to devise their own plans to ensure economic growth as
the 2020 target remains unchanged, as well as raise their sense of
According to him, the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board also suggested offering
30-day visa exemption for several markets to increase tourist arrivals.
The PM also mentioned several ways to cut visa and logistics costs, not hike
prices of electricity, health care, education and other services, and step
up public investment and disbursement of official development assistance,
foreign direct investment and social investment.
The State Bank was required to closely monitor the market and control
According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the world economy will
continue shrinking this year due to Covid-19 outbreak with losses estimated
at 160 billion USD./.