The coronavirus pandemic prompted calls to reform the disease prevention and control system. Photo: AFP
The coronavirus pandemic prompted calls to reform the disease prevention and control system. Photo: AFP

China sets up new, more powerful national disease control agency

  • Bureau will be responsible for developing policies to prevent and control infectious diseases and overseeing alert systems
  • It follows calls for reform, including President Xi saying Covid-19 had exposed long-standing issues in the health system

The coronavirus pandemic prompted calls to reform the disease prevention and control system. Photo: AFP
The coronavirus pandemic prompted calls to reform the disease prevention and control system. Photo: AFP
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