Mr. Nguyen Trong Nghia said amid the pandemic, the sector raised public awareness of the twin goal of fighting COVID-19 and promoting socio-economic development, ensuring social welfare.
Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia (Photo: VNA)
In over six months of this year, the sector actively, proactively and creatively joined in the fight against the pandemic. It closely followed directions by the Politburo, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, the Party General Secretary, the State President, the National Assembly, the Government, the Prime Minister, the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, actively gave consultations to Party units to issue documents guiding dissemination about the anti-pandemic work based on realities.
From the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, the commission on February 3 last year issued guidelines on COVID-19 prevention and control.
It also worked closely with the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the Ministry of Information and Communications, and the Vietnamese Journalists’ Association to direct the launch of column pages and teams of reporters in charge of covering the fight. Each press agency and journalists became soldiers in the frontline, contributing to strengthening public trust on the Party and State leadership in the effort.
Amid the complicated developments of the pandemic, the commission actively built and issued a plan on the information work about COVID-19 prevention and control to meet its new requirements, reflecting determination and efforts of the entire political system and inspiring the sense of solidarity for the community, creating common consensus on both awareness and actions among the public to perform the important task.
The sector asked press agencies to strengthen information discipline, fight and object to distorted allegations about the work.
It also actively grasped information and international opinions about Vietnam’s pandemic fight, thereby suggesting attention to issues regarding information and populariation to promote the country’s images and pool the international community’s support to the effort./.