CPC urges departments to fight virus

BEIJING: Various levels of the organization departments of the Communist Party of China have been urged to play an active role in winning the battle against the novel coronavirus ep idemic. A circular issued recently by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee highlighted performance assessment of leading officials in the epidemic control. Those who failed to fulfill due responsibilities or behaved dishonestly should be held accountable, it said. The circular required Party organizations at primary levels to lead the people to ensure that all households have access to prevention measures. Party organizations of public hospitals, relevant universities and research institutes should lead medical workers and specialists to fulfil their duties in medical operations, research and virus prevention, it said, adding that Party members should work at the frontline. –Agencies