CHINA Chinese premier urges vaccine, medicine development against epidemic

CHINA

Chinese premier urges vaccine, medicine development against epidemic

Xinhua

09:49, January 31, 2020

BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday stressed speeding up the development of vaccine and medicine against pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Beijing, capital of China, on Jan. 30, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of a leading group of the CPC Central Committee on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus outbreak, made the remarks while inspecting the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

He learned the scientific research on epidemic prevention and control at the CDC and listened to opinions of medical experts.

Disease control institutions should race against time to discover the source and transmission mechanism of the novel coronavirus, research on vaccine development, and provide technological support for improving diagnosis and treatment, said Li.

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