23 January 2020 – Medical workers with COVID-19 eligible for workplace accident insurance

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security; Ministry of Finance; National Health Commission

Overview: For health workers fighting Covid-19, infection with and potential death due to Covid-19 is classified as a work accident. The infected are eligible to compensations from Work Accident Insurance, or — if they are not covered by this insurance — to compensations funded by employers and state subsidies.
Full details here: http://www.nhc.gov.cn/renshi/s7759/202001/8ab546a09bbb4bbba27571775e102bf1.shtml

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: To protect the rights and interests of staff in preventive and curative care.