China to implement solid measures to care for medics fighting epidemic

Beijing: A leading group of China’s COVID-19 response on Thursday stressed the implementation of solid measures to care for the medical personnel fighting on the frontline against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The group, headed by Premier Li Keqiang, demanded that detailed measures should be taken to care for the medics, ensure the basic livelihood of the people in need, and resume work and production in an orderly manner to promote economic and social development, China Economic Net reported.

Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, presided over the meeting.

The meeting noted that epidemic prevention and control in Hubei Province and its capital city of Wuhan should remain the top priorities and called for all-out efforts to treat severe cases.

Key areas including Beijing must take strict measures in communities, passes and ports to guard against “clusters of infections” and “imported infections,” said the meeting.

The meeting also called for continuous efforts to strengthen coordination and communication with the World Health Organization and relevant countries in areas including the virus testing, treatment technology and research in medicines and vaccines.