Since the epidemic outbreak to early 2020, all the 31 provincial-level regions in the Chinese mainland had initiated a first-level response. China established a nationwide joint prevention and control system to take whole-of-government and whole-of-society measures. It has taken its responsibility to safeguard the world public health security. The objective of this commentary is to summarize, based on its practice, China’s model to combat the COVID-19 epidemic and subsequently derive policy implications.
Yan Ning, Ran Ren & Gerard Nkengurutse