NA cuts short meeting, priority given to COVID-19 fight

VOV.VN - National Assembly deputies have decided to cut short their ongoing first session by three days to give agencies and localities more time to combat COVID-19.

More than 95% the deputies attending the plenary session in Hanoi on July 24 voted in favour of the decision.

Presiding over the session on July 24, NA vice chairman Tran Thanh Man stressed that the fresh coronavirus outbreak is evolving in a complex manner and priority should be given to epidemic prevention and control.  

Accordingly, the ongoing first session of the newly-elected legislature is scheduled to be wrapped up on July 28 instead of July 31 as planned.

To meet the rescheduled deadline, the NA deputies agreed to work even on weekends and extend the time of some working sessions till 06.00pm.

The deputies are due to vote for three important positions, namely State President, Prime Minister and Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court on July 26. The elected people will take the oath immediately after voting.

Two days later, they are to approve the appointment of deputy prime ministers, ministers and other members of the Government.

Vietnam is battling with the fresh coronavirus outbreak, with the virus spreading to 62 out of 63 cities and provinces across the country.

Data from the Ministry of Health show as of 06.00am on July 24 Vietnam has logged 83,242 new cases following the resurgence of the virus in late April, and 86,957 cases since the onset of the first outbreak in the country.

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