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Top leadership: China will win anti-COVID war in Shanghai

Shanghai residents queue for the nucleic acid test of COVID-19 at a site established on the square in front of Shanghai Museum, March 17, 2022. (GAO ERQIANG / CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING – China will surely win the war against COVID-19 with its scientific and effective epidemic control policy that will stand the test of time, according to a meeting of the top leadership on Thursday.

The meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee was chaired by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.

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It is stressed during the meeting the importance of unswervingly adhering to the dynamic zero-COVID policy and resolutely fighting any attempts to distort, question or dismiss China's anti-COVID policy

Participants of the meeting analyzed the current epidemic prevention and control situation, studied priorities and made arrangements for relevant work.

China has since March withstood the most challenging COVID-19 control test since the anti-epidemic battle of Wuhan, and has secured progress with nationwide concerted efforts, the meeting heard.

As the pandemic is still raging across the world and the coronavirus keeps mutating, there is a great deal of uncertainty concerning how the pandemic will develop, according to the meeting, which warned against any slackening in the control efforts.

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"Relaxation will undoubtedly lead to massive numbers of infections, critical cases and deaths, seriously impacting economic and social development and people's lives and health," the meeting heard.

It is stressed during the meeting the importance of unswervingly adhering to the dynamic zero-COVID policy and resolutely fighting any attempts to distort, question or dismiss China's anti-COVID policy.