China fires official over new COVID-19 cases in Wuhan

By Kim Musa Ndoh

Transport personnel wearing hazmat suits guide travellers arriving from Wuhan to buses, which will take them to their quarantine locations, at Beijing West Railway Station on April 15, 2020. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)

An official has been sacked in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province after the city recently reported six new confirmed COVID-19 cases, local authorities said Monday.

Zhang Yuxin was removed from his posts for poor management over the closing-off and control of the Sanmin residential community, which is under the jurisdiction of Changqing Street, where Zhang served as secretary and member of the Changqing Street working committee of the Communist Party of China.

Medical staff assist a patient infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus leaving from Wuhan to travel to Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on March 4, 2020. – (Photo: AFP)

Wuhan reported a total of six new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday and Sunday. All the patients are from the Sanmin residential community.

The community had previously reported 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Xinhua reports.