China to deepen int'l cooperation on COVID-19 prevention, control



A leading group of China's COVID-19 response on Monday made arrangements for deepening international cooperation on epidemic prevention and control and pushing for substantial results in relevant work.

The group, led by Premier Li Keqiang, stressed continuous efforts to curb the cross-border spread of the epidemic and to resume work and production in an orderly manner so as to coordinate epidemic control and economic growth, according to a meeting of the group held Monday.

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 warned against practices of formalities for formalities' sake and bureaucratism in carrying forward relevant work.

The meeting noted that epidemic prevention and control in the country has continued to improve, especially in the epicenter city of Wuhan where the rapid rise of the epidemic has been contained.

Efforts should be continued to expand positive signs and take differentiated and precise prevention and control measures to prevent a rebound of the epidemic, according to the meeting.