CHINA Officials punished in Yangzhou amid resurgence of COVID-19


Officials punished in Yangzhou amid resurgence of COVID-19

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21:42, August 08, 2021

Eight officials in Yangzhou, East China’s Jiangsu Province, faced disciplinary action on Sunday for neglect of duties amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases from a nucleic acid sampling site, authorities announced.

Citizens queue to receive test at a nucleic acid testing point in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 7, 2021. Yangzhou launched the 4th round of nucleic acid testing in its main districts on Saturday. (Photo: Xinhua)

According to the Discipline Inspection Commission of Yangzhou, Wang Qiang, a staff member of the financial settlement center of Wantou, who tested positive for COVID-19 on August 1, caused other 23 people to be infected and thus has been investigated and suspended for serious violations of the law.

On July 29, the sampling site of Wantou town was not set up in a standardized manner and was poorly organized, leading to a number of people in close contact with Wang Qiang at the site being infected.

Five officials from Hanjiang district and three from Guangling district were given administrative pun-ishments.

They include Jiang Wei, head of the health commis-sion of Hanjiang district, and Huang You, director of the disease control center of Hanjiang district.

(Compiled by Xiong Xinyi)

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