The agency said: The mayor of Shanghai Ying Yong, Jiang Zhaoliang will be the chair of the committee.
China has also announced the dismissal of two senior health officials in the central province of Hubei, amid growing criticism over the Chinese officials' handling of the spread of the Coruna virus.
The province had reported a significant increase in HIV infections, after the Hubei authorities had modified methods of HIV diagnosis and statistics.
The pressure has increased on local Chinese officials, after the events revealed that they do not have the required capacity, especially after the death of a Chinese doctor in Hubei who was among the first to be warned of the virus.
Local authorities in Hubei and Wuhan have come under fire on the Internet for initially reducing the spread of the virus.