Two officers were sacked Sunday in the northern Chinese city of Xi’an, where the number of corona virus cases has dropped after twelve days in prison, according to official figures released Monday.
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On Sunday evening, local authorities announced the removal of two senior Communist Party representatives from their posts in Yanda district, according to local official media, to “strengthen epidemic prevention and control efforts” in the region. ..
Last month, several dozen officers were already admitted for “insufficient severity of infection prevention and control.”
On Monday, Xian announced 90 new corona virus cases, up from 122 the previous day, bringing the number of polluters in the city to more than 1,600 since December 9th.
“We have launched a general attack,” said Liu Kuoshang, a provincial official who said in an official statement that the community needed to be freed from the corona virus as soon as possible.
Xian, popularly known as the Underground Terracotta Army, is the new center of the epidemic in the country, leading authorities to control 13 million people and carry out extensive tracking operations.
China follows a “zero COVID” strategy with very strict border controls and target locks, but this approach has not stopped local explosions.
Xian residents have said in recent days that it is difficult to find enough food, although Chinese officials insist they work to secure the goods.
One month before the Winter Olympics in Beijing, despite the low number of cases compared to other countries in the world, China has recently recorded infection statistics not seen since March 2020.