|The meeting between the Hai Phong People's Committee and Chinese businesses on January 31 (Photo: VNA)
In an urgent meeting with representatives from Chinese firms operating in the city, Vice Chairman of the Committee Le Khac Nam also ordered the municipal Department of Health to direct relevant units to strictly implement measures for preventing the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by the virus.
He laid a special stress on the need to keep a close watch on Chinese citizens working in Hai Phong, and those from affected areas in China that are on their tours to the city.
According to Pham Minh Duc, vice head of the management board of Hai Phong Economic Zone Authority (HEZA), there are 90 Chinese firms operating in the zone using 1,633 labourers of Chinese nationality, including 104 from China’s Wuhan city.
Nam asked relevant departments and sectors to prepare budget and map out solutions, as well as closely coordinate with Chinese firms to combat the disease.