The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee held a meeting on March 18 to analyze the prevention and control of novel coronavirus pneumonia and the economic situation at home and abroad, and to study and deploy the key work of prevention and control of the epidemic and economic and social development. General Secretary Xi Jinping of the CPC Central Committee presided over the meeting and delivered an important speech.
Xi Jinping pointed out that thanks to the joint efforts of the whole country and the broad masses of the people, the situation of epidemic prevention and control in the whole country has continued to improve, the situation of accelerating the restoration of production and living order has been continuously consolidated and expanded, and positive results have been achieved in promoting epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development as a whole. At the same time, we are also facing many new situations and new problems, especially the spread of overseas epidemics and their adverse effects on the world economy, which also bring new challenges to China's epidemic prevention and control and economic development. We should accurately grasp the phased changes in the epidemic prevention and control and economic situation at home and abroad, adjust the focus of work and countermeasures according to the times and circumstances, ensure the victory of the people's war, the overall war and the resistance war of epidemic prevention and control, and ensure the realization of the goals and tasks of winning the victory of building a well-off society in an all-round way and fighting poverty.
Xi Jinping stressed that while fully affirming the achievements of China's epidemic prevention and control work, we should clearly see the complexity and severity of the epidemic situation at home and abroad. The tasks of medical treatment, community prevention and control and follow-up work in Hubei and Wuhan are still arduous and arduous. The risk of rebound of the epidemic caused by the increase of personnel mobility and gathering in other regions still exists, especially the increase of imported risks caused by the rapid spread of the international epidemic. We must not relax our efforts to grasp all kinds of prevention and control work, and we must not allow the hard-won epidemic prevention and control to continue to reverse to a good situation. We should strengthen international cooperation in epidemic prevention and control, work closely with the World Health Organization, strengthen analysis and prediction of global epidemic changes, improve prevention and control strategies and policy measures to deal with imported risks, strengthen exchanges and cooperation with relevant countries in epidemic prevention and control, and continue to provide assistance within our capabilities. To strengthen the guidance and support for overseas Chinese citizens in the prevention and control of the epidemic, do a good job in all kinds of work, to protect their life safety and health.
The meeting stressed the need to do a scientific and accurate job in epidemic prevention and control in key areas. Hubei Province and Wuhan City should be cautious in the end as before and muster up momentum to resolutely win the battles of Hubei and Wuhan. We should continue to strengthen medical treatment, concentrate severe patients on high-level designated hospitals, and strive to improve the cure rate and reduce the death rate. We should improve community prevention and control measures and expand the activity space of residents in epidemic-free communities in an orderly manner. Wuhan should gradually push forward the resumption of work and production, and other areas in Hubei Province should steadily and orderly lift control measures. Hubei Province should take the initiative to connect with the relevant provinces, and do a good job of "point-to-point, one-stop" transportation to return to work and return of personnel stranded in Hubei from other places. The place where personnel flow in should implement territorial responsibilities. To strengthen humanistic care, organize psychological counseling, steadily do a good job in the aftermath of the epidemic, prevent and resolve social conflicts. We should give prominence to epidemic prevention and control in Beijing and other key areas, optimize prevention and control strategies, implement prevention and control measures, and enhance pertinence and effectiveness.
The meeting called for the implementation of key tasks of foreign defense input, the improvement of data sharing, information notification and entry personnel verification mechanisms, and the formation of a closed loop for air transport, port quarantine, destination delivery and community prevention and control. We should improve the coordination mechanism of prevention and control strategies with relevant countries, strengthen the sharing of prevention and control and treatment experiences, and promote joint scientific research.
The meeting pointed out that due to various factors at home and abroad, the downward pressure on China's economy continues to increase. Party committees and governments at all levels should enhance their sense of urgency, speed up the establishment of an economic and social operation order suitable for the prevention and control of the epidemic, actively and orderly promote enterprises and institutions to resume work and production, and strive to minimize the losses caused by the epidemic. We should take provinces as units to promote the restoration of economic and social order. The counties and districts under their jurisdiction are all low-risk provinces, and normal production and living order should be fully restored. In addition to Hubei and Beijing, for provinces that still have medium-risk counties and districts in the province, accurate prevention and control should be done to restore production and living order in an orderly manner. For the movement of people and goods between low-risk areas, the necessary health certificates should be recognized by the whole country. No more obstacles should be set up and no isolation measures should be taken for people. In order to improve the efficiency of resuming work and production, we should focus on solving the needs of enterprises in terms of employment, capital and raw material supply, and implement targeted and precise policies to break through "blocking points" and make up for "breakpoints". We should do a good job in legal services and other work, and resolve disputes such as contract performance, enterprise debts and labor relations in a timely manner.
The meeting stressed the need to strengthen the analysis of the international economic situation and formulate targeted policies and measures in a timely manner. We should give consideration to epidemic prevention and control and foreign trade cooperation, facilitate business personnel exchanges under the premise of implementing epidemic prevention measures, keep the international supply chain unblocked, innovate investment promotion and exhibition service modes, and ensure the normal development of various economic and trade activities.
The meeting also studied other matters.