Beijing health chief sacked as city battles virus outbreak


A man crosses the road in Beijing, China, May 23, 2022. Beijing has sacked its top health official, as the Chinese capital battles a surge in Covid-19 infections despite the country’s strict zero-tolerance policy. – EPA pic, May 25, 2022.

BEIJING has sacked its top health official, state media reported today, as the Chinese capital battles a surge in Covid-19 infections despite the country’s strict zero-tolerance policy.

The city has reported hundreds of cases in recent weeks in an Omicron-variant-fuelled outbreak – its largest since the start of the pandemic.


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