Chinese official sacked after new coronavirus cases surface in Wuhan

Wuhan reported a total of six new confirmed Covid-19 cases over the weekend.
Wuhan reported a total of six new confirmed Covid-19 cases over the weekend.PHOTO: REUTERS

WUHAN (XINHUA) - 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 on Monday (May 11).

Mr 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.

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.