COVID-19 prevention strengthened in southern provinces

(VOVWORLD) - As the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading quickly in Cambodia, Vietnam’s southern provinces are mobilizing all available resources to keep the virus from crossing the border.
COVID-19 prevention strengthened in southern provinces - ảnh 1Kien Giang province strengthens border patrol

Last week, a team from Cho Ray hospital arrived in Kien Giang province, to help the Ha Tien Health Center set up an Intensive Care Unit with blood oxygenation and screening technologies. Local health workers are being taught how to screen, categorize, and transport patients as well as new techniques in disease prevention and treatment and how to set up a field hospital for COVID-19 patients. Le Quoc Anh, Ha Tien’s municipal Party Secretary and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the city will work closely with military and police forces to tighten border control on land and at sea. Anh said sea patrols will increase to prevent illegal entries.

'We have increased communications urging every citizen to be a soldier, each family to be a team, and Ha Tien city to be a fortress in the fight against the disease. We asked the locals to report any illegal entry and strictly practice disease prevention measures as requested by the Ministry of Health,' said Anh.

Long An province which borders Cambodia’s Pray Veng and Svay Rieng province, has constantly been on guard, according to Colonel Pham Phu Phuoc, Commander of the Long An provincial Border Guards.

Phuoc says, 'The Army and Police forces have been mobilized to control border gates and crossings and 10 mobile task forces have been set up to ensure border control around the clock. Since the beginning of the epidemic, there have not been any cases of infection reported via Long An’s border gates.  All illegal entries have been punished and put in quarantine.'

Binh Phuoc province has issued an urgent dispatch asking relevant agencies to tighten border control and strictly deal with any violation.