Scientists need to shoulder greater role in COVID-19 fight
22:10 | 01/09/2021

VGP – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called on scientists to shoulder greater role in the fight against COVID-19 as the pandemic is anticipated to last long with unpredictable developments.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (standing) meets with medical experts and scientists, Ha Noi, September 1, 2021. Photo: VGP

Addressing a meeting with 70 scientists on September 1, the Government chief expected them to focus on studying viruses to serve as input to design effective responses to different variants, including social distancing measures and treatment therapies.

Medical experts and scientists were also asked to make greater contributions to research and production of vaccines and drugs to meet demands at the earliest and to provide online medical

More than ever, the Government needs greater efforts and enthusiasm of experts and scientists to win the COVID-19 pandemic and other diseases, Pham emphasized.

As of 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Viet Nam confirmed 473,530 COVID-19 cases, of which 469,311 are domestic cases recorded in 62 cities and provinces since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in late April.

Ho Chi Minh City is current epicenter with 226,636 cases, followed by Binh Duong (118,228), Dong Nai (24,525), and Long An (22,640)./.

By Huong Giang

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