25 January 2020 – Established a dedicated unit to lead the response to COVID-19

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Emergency government
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China established a dedicated unit for COVID-19, working under the leadership of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee.

Guidance groups will be sent into areas with severe epidemics, such as Hubei province, to strengthen frontline prevention and control.

The decision was made at an emergency conference of the Communist Party of China presided over by General Secretary Xi Jinping.
Full details here: http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2020-01/25/c_1125502052.htm