Last night, April 6, Bac Ninh Provincial People’s Committee ordered that all people coming from epidemic areas will be quarantined for 14 days.
What is happening? In the name of implementing the central government’s direction on epidemic prevention measures, many provinces and cities have isolated themselves, excessively to the point of preventing people from making a living and hindering businesses from operating.
On March 31, the Prime Minister announced the epidemic nationwide, so what is the basis for Bac Ninh, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Son La, Quang Nam and many other provinces to quarantine for 14 days and pay fees for arrivals. “from the place of the epidemic” (implying that someone is infected)?
Barriers to roads, blocking vehicles in and out, forcing people to “apply for permits” when going out of the province, punishing people who go out “for wrong purposes”, closing construction works… are a lot of “sand” acts. grounds” contrary to the spirit of Directive 16 as well as Official Letter 2601/VPCP-KGVX of the Government Office guiding the implementation of Directive 16.
According to the newspaper YouthMinister, Head of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said: “Social isolation is not a blockade. The goal of social distancing measures is for people to voluntarily minimize human-to-human interaction in society.”
Directive 16 and Official Letter 2601 do not prohibit the free movement of people in provinces and cities, and do not implement the blockade order between localities. People are only advised to limit going to the street if it’s not really necessary and to keep a distance outside the office, in public places, not to gather more than 2 people… At the same time, people move to the locality. Others have the obligation to “make medical declaration” truthfully and “to take full responsibility for violations of regulations on medical declaration”.
But many provinces still apply measures to “stop the river from banning the market”, restricting the people’s right to travel and do business as mentioned above. Even the “good cause” regulations that some localities apply are very “ambiguous”, prone to abuse.
The Government has applied many measures, from flexible to strict, suitable for each phase of the fight against the epidemic. People in general have had a thorough anti-epidemic spirit, followed the recommendations of authorities and authorities on epidemic prevention measures at a very high level: the majority are staying at home, social distancing, facilities. Encourage employees to work from home when possible.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, during the meeting of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, also “thanked the people for joining hands and united in the fight against the epidemic even though they had to suffer many inconveniences and even disadvantages in terms of health and safety.” benefit of economic”.
The road connecting Bang Ca commune (Ha Long city) – Vang Danh ward (Uong Bi city) in Quang Ninh was sealed before Quang Ninh removed it.
So, why are localities able to issue extreme decisions in fighting the epidemic, not taking into account the legitimate rights and interests of the people, creating an additional burden on life and production and business activities?
Yesterday, April 6, at the Government’s Standing Meeting to discuss measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said: “The spirit of fighting the epidemic is also necessary to fight against bankruptcy of businesses and loss of jobs”.
This is a necessary worry of the head of the Government, because economic difficulties are expected to come sooner than expected, especially if local governments continue to apply extreme anti-epidemic policies, prevent The river forbids the market, does not comply with the direction of the Central Government like this.