- Tram Ho
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung has issued an Instruction on the prevention and control of acute respiratory infections caused by new strains of Corona virus (nCoV).
Accordingly, the Minister of Information and Communications requires related parties to identify information and propaganda about epidemic prevention and control as an important task, ensuring extensive and effective implementation in order to contribute to protecting health. healthy, life for people, limit the lowest damage caused by disease.
At the same time, timely prevent and effectively handle false information, take advantage of the situation to cause confusion in society and difficulties in epidemic prevention and control.
” Technology enterprises need to consider this as a challenge and at the same time their responsibility to the society, urgently take part in, come up with solutions and apply innovative digital technologies to life, contributing to improving high effectiveness of prevention and combat of epidemic “, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung issued instructions.
Propagating prevention and control of nCoV based on technology
The Minister instructed to produce video clips, short films, information in graphic form to propagate on mass media and social networks with many users in Vietnam, on technology platforms. numbers like Facebook, Zalo, YouTube, Lotus …
In addition, a synchronous campaign with hashtag #ICT_anti_nCoV must be launched , unifying the logo template for the campaign “Vietnam digital technology community to prevent and combat acute respiratory infections caused by new strains of Corona virus. out”.
Minister Nguyen Manh Hung also requested units in the industry to coordinate with the Ministry of Health to orient the content of information on prevention and control of acute respiratory infections caused by new strains of Corona virus (nCoV) in the press. (print, radio, television, electronic newspapers) and basic information systems, external information, electronic advertising networks on different platforms.
Ensuring contact information, connecting hospitals, medical facilities, timely sharing information
Units must coordinate to deploy the connection and data sharing between hospitals, health facilities managing, quarantining and treating patients infected with, suspected to be infected with Corona virus (nCoV) and areas with suspected cases of infection with information systems and databases of the Ministry of Health.
Ensuring free call charges to the Ministry of Health hotlines for prevention and control of acute respiratory infections caused by new strains of Corona virus (nCoV).
Promptly processing false information, taking advantage of causing public confusion
The Department of Radio, Television and Electronic Information presided over exchanges with Facebook and Google to request: prevent, remove video clips, untrue information about the disease; show results when users on Vietnamese territory search for disease-related information to official information sources at the official request of Vietnam in the first results.
The Minister also instructed to strengthen supervision, detection and handling of people who spread false and confusing information in public opinion.
Specific directives for ICT businesses
For postal businesses, the Directive requires postal businesses to suspend acceptance, transportation and delivery abroad of medical equipment items used for the prevention of acute respiratory infections. caused by strain of Corona virus (nCoV), specifically: medical masks, antiseptic water, medical gloves from February 1, 2020.
For enterprises providing telecommunications services, Internet, television via Internet, enterprises providing digital technology platforms with many users in Vietnam (Zalo, Lotus, Coccoc, Gapo, Be, Mocha, Fastgo, Facebook, Google, Grab, …), The Directive states that businesses need to be proactive and creative in carrying out the dissemination of official information from authorities to their users through platforms. technology; Provide additional simple and creative utilities on its platforms so that users can easily access official information on disease prevention.
“The Ministry of Information and Communications calls on the entire Vietnamese technology community to unite, join hands, express their responsibility, capacity and mission to use technology to better solve social problems, especially is in the prevention and control of epidemics “, the instruction of Minister Nguyen Manh Hung stated.
Source : Genk