wound China’s top legislative body has passed a new biosecurity law to prevent and manage infectious diseases, Xinhua news agency reported late Saturday.
According to the Xinhua news agency, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress decided to adopt the bill on Saturday, which is expected to take effect on April 15, 2021.
The law will establish a system of biosecurity risk prevention and control, including risk monitoring and early warning, risk investigation and assessment, and information sharing.
Xinhua News Agency also said there will be provisions to prevent and respond to certain biological security risks, including major emerging epidemics, infectious diseases and sudden outbreaks, biotechnology research, development and application, Xinhua News Agency said.
China announced in May that it will accelerate the passage of the biosecurity law by the end of the year following the outbreak of the global coronavirus first discovered in Wuhan, China.
China has almost eradicated the domestic spread of the coronavirus following aggressive measures to contain the spread. A new infection found last week in Qingdao, an eastern coastal city, ended China’s operations for about two months without reporting any local cases.
On October 17, the China Health Commission reported 13 new coronavirus cases in the mainland, and the total number of confirmed cases in the mainland rose to 85,672.