Strengthen communication of Covid-19 prevention and control instructions, inspire positivity

The press needs to strengthen propaganda, dissemination, advocacy, guidance and calling on people to develop new behaviors, habits and skills for disease prevention and control; positive inspiration for the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.

Implementing Resolution 86 dated August 6 of the Government and the direction of the Prime Minister, improving the efficiency of information and propaganda work on the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic, on August 13, the Ministry of Information and Communications asked the Department of Information and Communications to: provinces and centrally-run cities, press agencies and organizations and enterprises set up online social networks to perform a number of work contents.

Da Nang people support compatriots during the epidemic. Photo: Ho Giap

Specifically, vividly propagating the 5K message in various forms suitable to each target group and regional cultural characteristics; update guidelines and regulations of the health sector, local authorities and professional agencies; strengthen propaganda, dissemination, advocacy, guidance and call on people to develop new behaviors, habits and skills for disease prevention and control.

The Ministry of Information and Communications also asked the above agencies, units and businesses to strengthen inspirational information, set an example of good people, good deeds, solidarity, sharing, caring and helping each other to overcome difficulties. during the epidemic season; replicating good practices, effective prevention and control models…; innovate forms of propaganda, create memorable, easy-to-understand and accessible messages; increase the duration and number of news articles and tutorials, and disseminate knowledge on health protection; organize seminars on medical advice… suitable for each region and specific target group.

The Ministry of Information and Communications proposed that Radio and Television stations increase the broadcast frequency of educational programs and columns, disseminate health protection knowledge at least 3 times a day, choose to broadcast in the time frame, the time when there are many listeners and viewers; promoting the production of entertainment programs, through which to integrate propaganda on 5K messages, guidance and health advice for people…

Print and electronic press agencies need to build specialized pages and categories, reserve an easy-to-access location and present vivid, multi-dimensional and creative information content on Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control. Departments of Information and Communications of provinces and cities direct, orient and urge local press agencies and grassroots information systems to carry out propaganda on the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Organizations and businesses that set up social networks need to actively scan information in cyberspace, share and spread inspirational information, good examples, good deeds, good and effective ways in the room. , anti-epidemic; at the same time, propose measures to deal with bad, fabricated, fake and distorting information about the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.

It is necessary to update information continuously, timely and accurately from official sources of the Ministry of Health, the health sector, local authorities, and specialized agencies. Correct the status of inaccurate, unverified, unknown information, posting inappropriate images and content, violating the provisions of the law on the press.

At the same time, proactively detect and fight against distorting, inciting, and untrue statements about the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic in the media and communication space.

Van Anh

Ho Chi Minh City:

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