China Publishes White Paper on ‘Fighting COVID-19’

China Publishes White Paper on ‘Fighting COVID-19’

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7 Jun 2020

China issued a white paper on their fight against Coronavirus detailing their containment efforts in an “open and transparent manner required by law” and to keep a record of the events and their experiences.

The paper titled “Fighting COVID-19: China in Action” was issued by the State Council Information Office today.

Consisting of four chapters, it explains China’s pandemic experience and clarifies its ideas on the global battle. Besides the foreword and afterword, the section titles are: “China’s Fight against the Epidemic: A Test of Fire,” “Well-Coordinated Prevention, Control and Treatment,” “Assembling a Powerful Force to Beat the Virus,” and “Building a Global Community of Health for All.”

The paper details the centralised and efficient command system that consists of cooperative local authorities and sectors following the leadership and instructions of the central authorities.

It mentions that in the early days of the outbreak, how China increased its medical capacity to treat patients based on the severity of their symptoms. Their doctors opted for a combination of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicines to increase their recovery rates and lower mortality rates.

It says that the cure rate of Coronavirus in China has reached 94.3% at the end of May. Of the 83,017 confirmed cases on the mainland, 78,307 were cured while 4,634 died.

China also updated their health insurance policy to help patients that were confirmed or suspected cases receive treatment first irrespective of the cost.

The country vowed to continue advocating globalisation and multilateralism amid the pandemic.

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