WHO Official Proposes 3 Measures for Vietnam to Curb COVID-19 Outbreak

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Representative in Vietnam Kidong Park has proposed three measures for Vietnam to curb the latest COVID-19 outbreak, which is said to face many more challenges than the previous waves, local media reported. Mr. Park highlighted that Vietnam should continue carrying out some public health measures like tracing, testing, and isolating with higher levels. The government should impose social distancing orders, including lockdowns, on suspected areas based on evaluations about pandemic risks and promote telecommunications works to encourage locals to follow anti-pandemic measures, the WHO official added. He also remarked on the importance of COVID-19 vaccination coverage rate, especially for medical workers and people with high transmission risks. He said that the government should change anti-pandemic strategies based on actual developments of the outbreaks.  (VnExpress)