Vietnam: Communist Party aim to improve key economic issues after Covid-19; no local cases for 33 days

Danang on Sunday (Oct 4, 2020) welcoming the first group of tourists visiting the city more than two months since the second wave of Covid-19 forced the suspension of all tourist activities in the tourist city. - Vietnam News/ANN

HANOI, Oct. 5 (Xinhua): The 12th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) convened its 13th meeting on Monday to discuss the country's socio-economic situation in 2020 and the plan for 2021.

The committee under the chair of CPVCC General Secretary and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong will review the draft documents to be submitted to the 13th National Party Congress, Vietnam News Agency reported.

A personnel plan for the 13th CPVCC and other important issues will also be discussed.

In his opening speech, Trong noted that delegates need to focus on discussing, analysing and evaluating the negative effects that the Covid-19 pandemic, global economic recession and major fluctuations of the global markets had on Vietnam's socio-economic development goals and tasks.

He called on the delegates to review and approve the draft political report and socio-economic report among others, the news agency reported.

On Oct 3, the official website of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam was launched, aiming at updating the latest information about party congresses at all levels, said the news agency. News will be published in Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Spanish and Russian.

On Monday (Oct 5), Vietnam reported no new cases of Covid-19 infection on Sunday (Oct 4) late evening, with its total confirmed cases standing at 1,096 with 35 deaths from the disease so far, according to its Ministry of Health.

As many as 1,020 patients have been given all-clear as of Sunday, said the ministry.

Meanwhile, nearly 16,500 people are being quarantined and monitored in the country, the ministry said.

Vietnam has gone through 33 straight days without any Covid-19 cases in the community, according to the ministry.

Central vietnam's city of Da Nang, once a Covid-19 epicentre of the country, received its first domestic visitors on Sunday after having halted all tourism activities for over two months due to the epidemic, Vietnam News Agency reported.

It also said that among the patients currently undergoing treatment, one has tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, two patients twice and four three times.

So far, 1,020 people have beaten the virus and there are now no patients in critical conditions.

The death toll from the disease remains at 35, most of them elderly with serious underlying conditions.

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