Voters going to Polling Station No.2 of Dien Bien ward of Hanoi's Ba Dinh district (Photo: VNA)
– Security and order has been ensured across Vietnam on the
national election day – May 23, Chief of the Office of the Ministry of Public
Security, Lieut. Gen. To An Xo has affirmed.
According to him, as of 2pm, the turnout rate exceeded 50
percent in many localities.
As the elections is taking place in the context of complex
developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Public Security has
prepared measures to ensure security and order and quarantine regulations, and respond
to any problems arising, he added.
The entire public security force has exerted efforts to
fight the pandemic, ensure security and order at concentrated quarantine facilities,
participate in pandemic control and inspection stations, trace suspected cases,
and boost international cooperation.
The force has also carried out prevention and control
measures to ensure absolute safety at prisons, detention centres, and compulsory
educational establishments, and organised vaccination for over 40,000 officers