SEA Games 31: Agencies urged to develop tailored COVID-19 control plan | Health

A decoration promoting the upcoming SEA Games 31. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Medical agencies were invited to develop a specific COVID-19 prevention and control plan corresponding to that of the countries of the region, in view of the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games (WED Games 31).

Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son made the request during a meeting on April 4 of the Medical and Anti-Doping Subcommittee of the Games regarding COVID-19 prevention measures during the regional event, which saw the participation of representatives of the health services of the 12 host localities.

The Ministry of Health has drawn up a work plan to serve the next Games, according to Assoc. Teacher. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Department of Medical Examinations and Treatments of the Ministry.

SEA Games 31: Agencies urged to develop tailored COVID-19 control plan hinh anh 2During the meeting (Photo:

The sub-committee is responsible for providing health care to delegates, athletes and staff participating in the sporting event, as well as curbing the spread of disease, especially COVID-19, during the Games.

He must ensure food safety, appoint staff and prepare equipment to carry out his tasks during the event.

As the capital, Hanoi, will host the largest number of competitions, the municipal health department has been tasked with designing specific scenarios for the opening and closing ceremonies.

SEA Games 31, themed “For a Stronger Southeast Asia,” will be held in Hanoi and 11 nearby locations from May 12-23. They will include 40 sports with 526 events and are expected to attract around 10,000 participants. The biennial event was originally scheduled for late 2021 but delayed due to the impact of the pandemic./.


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