East China’s Jiangsu province will step up the epidemic prevention and control in the rural areas while making preparations for the upcoming spring farming.
Ren Zhenhe, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and head of the Rural Work Leading Group of the Provincial Party Committee, presided over the meeting and delivered a speech.
Zhao Shiyong, deputy governor and deputy leader of the rural work leading group of the Provincial Party Committee, made work arrangements.
The epidemic prevention and control in rural areas has achieved important phased progress, according to a statement released after the meeting.
It is necessary to comply with the changing laws of the epidemic, and take advantage of the situation to further strengthen the epidemic prevention and control in rural areas and the key tasks related to agriculture, farmers and rural areas, the statement said.
There must be no laxity in the prevention and control of the epidemic, and no delay in resuming production, said the statement.
Greater efforts should be made to take targeted measures and strengthen the epidemic prevention and control in the rural areas, according to the statement.
Governments, enterprises and communities should cooperate effectively to ensure effective epidemic prevention and control and production recovery.
At a meeting held on February 5, Vice Premier Hu Chunhua called for greater efforts to ensure supply of agricultural products and strengthen epidemic prevention and control of the novel coronavirus in rural areas.
Migrant workers' returning to work will be well-organized and nearby entrepreneurship and employment were encouraged, Hu said.
Efforts shall be made to strengthen the production and supply of vegetables, meat, eggs and milk, grain and other daily necessities, as well as keeping the supply channels unblocked, he said.
Hu also called for solid preparations for spring farming and striving to achieve a bumper harvest of grain throughout the year.