In fact, after easing the distance, local authorities and people in many places show signs of “forgetting” or disregarding the requirement to implement 5K.
Many people do not wear masks, many meeting places or gather hundreds of people without testing for Covid-19. Subjective psychology or surrender after being vaccinated against Covid-19 is increasingly common. Many people forget that even with 2 doses of the vaccine, there is still the possibility of infecting others. Not only people with underlying diseases are concerned, but normal people are also unstable. Fatigue, weakened health is the Covid-19 attack, life-threatening. Unnecessary deaths from Covid-19 continue to increase. Many healthy people who have had enough injections have not survived when they have Covid-19…
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and many other provinces and cities have a very high rate of having 2 injections. However, the number of infections and deaths continues to rise. The Delta variant is dominating and the Omicron variant is complicated, with a fast spreading rate, the risk of entering our country is very high.
A country that has determined to live with Covid-19 since the beginning, most people have had 2 doses of the vaccine for a long time and are always ready to do everything to not disrupt the production and supply chain, not make economy, life is worse because of Covid like Singapore also had to restrict travel.
Recently, the Government of this country said that it will only pilot allow people who have had 2 injections to participate in more activities, such as sports activities, conferences, exhibitions, … with additional conditions. must have a negative rapid antigen test result. If successful, the epidemic is controlled, Singapore will expand with many other activities for people with negative test results.
Associate Professor – Doctor Do Van Dung, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, a member of the Economic Recovery Policy Advisory Group of Ho Chi Minh City, said in the press that, during this period, all domestic flight passengers need to be tested for Covid-19. In this context, the requirement for testing and a negative result to be allowed to fly for all domestic passengers is appropriate with the current situation. As we all know, if we don’t do well to control the epidemic for passengers, the epidemic will re-emerge, the consequences will be unpredictable and the handling of F0 at the airport or on the plane will be complicated and expensive. Not to mention that carrying F0 from one place to another will quickly discolor the translation level. Many areas will turn into yellow and red zones, which means that they will be forced to blockade, isolate or limit travel, production and business… The consequences will be huge. Because even in the country, no one wants to come in contact and do business with the “red zone”. At the national level, international visitors and foreign investors will be afraid to come to Vietnam. At that time, countries did not want to reopen international routes with our country…
In that context, last week’s Aviation Business Association sent an official dispatch to collect opinions from members who are airlines or businesses in the aviation ecosystem to comment on measures to prevent and control the epidemic. high responsibility to its own customers and to the community and the country.
Therefore, local authorities need to strengthen inspection and strictly punish those who do not implement 5K. At the same time, it is necessary to make it mandatory for all domestic passengers to have a negative test result before flying. This regulation will increase the cost for flight passengers, especially when the peak season of the New Year and the Lunar New Year is approaching. But the additional cost of spending more than 100,000 VND for each flight will be too small compared to the health of each person, the community and even less insignificant compared to the huge economic damage that each F0 causes.
Along with that, it is necessary to expand the list of allowed import of advanced and accurate testing equipment in the world to popularize, reduce testing costs, and reduce troubles for people. At the same time, strictly handle individual units that take advantage and collect unreasonable high test fees as recently.
The aviation industry has had experience in testing at airports for passengers on entry and from Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho (2 localities are required to test negative before domestic flights). In order to make it simple and convenient for customers and avoid testing congestion at airports in the context of increasing domestic flights and preparing to welcome international passengers, airlines and airports need to strengthen coordination with the industry. local health center for rapid testing for guests. Test results should be returned online, on specialized applications, such as PC Covid or Vietnamkhoemanh… Customers do not have to update and declare test results when flying. This also helps to reduce the ongoing sale of false test results.
Strengthening management and monitoring of movement by technology, speeding up vaccination, strictly implementing 5K and not neglecting testing … will contribute to controlling and avoiding the fifth outbreak of the epidemic in our country. .
Loosening social distance is necessary, flexible adaptation is natural, but must ensure safety to prevent epidemics. In the past time, the aviation industry has organized the control and prevention of epidemics very well and is very responsible. But the current context requires not only the aviation industry but also other transport sectors, other areas of economic and social life also need to be synchronized. From there, proactively control and propose the Ministry of Health and the Central Steering Committee on Covid-19 prevention and control to complete, amend and supplement regulations on epidemic control. All need to be towards the common interests of each person, each business, the community, the country and the world, both in the present and in the future.