The PM asked localities to draw up detailed plans and scenarios for the elections amidst the complex development of the pandemic. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
The Prime Minister has asked
ministries, agencies and People’s Committees at all levels to raise the high
sense of responsibility and pay great attention to preparations for the general elections,
slated for May 23.
In a document sent to ministries, agencies and
localities ahead of the elections of deputies to the 15th National
Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for 2021-2026, the Government leader urged the
Ministry of Health to regularly provide updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ministry needs to supplement appropriate plans and
solutions to deal with any pandemic incidents during the elections, and establish a
working group that will receive and respond to health information from May 18 to the
end of the political event.
The Ministry of Information and Communications should work
harder to encourage voters to cast their ballots on the day, he said,
suggesting the utilisation of both traditional and modern communication methods,
with more attention paid to remote, far-flung and ethnic minority-inhabited
Prompt actions are needed to handle distorted online
information about the elections, the PM stressed.
Meanwhile, the Ministries of National Defence and
Public Security will continue with the task of dealing with acts that aim to harm
political security and social order and safety, and sabotage the elections.
He asked localities to draw up detailed plans and
scenarios for the elections amidst the complex development of the pandemic, saying
more heed should be given to constituencies and polling stations under medical quarantine due to COVID-19.
The PM also ordered plans on natural disaster and fire
prevention and control on the election day./.