China sets up new, more powerful national disease control agency

China launched a new national disease control bureau with more power on Thursday, according to state media, in a move aimed at improving the system to better prevent future outbreaks and safeguard public health.Wang Hesheng – an official who was last year sent to coordinate the fight against the coronavirus in Hubei province, where the first cases were detected – has been appointed head of the new National Administration for Disease Control and Prevention, the State Council said in a notice…