The Health Ministry reported 28 new cases and two deaths. Six people in Hebei were sentenced to between one year and five years in prison for inciting riots and using violence to block government efforts to stop the outbreak. A quarantine order on the People's Hospital of Peking University has been lifted after 22 days. President Hu Jintao told a Russian press agency China was ready to strengthen its co-operation with Russia and the whole international community to maximise the effort towards the effective prevention and treatment of Sars. Beijing will start reopening schools this week after a month-long closure. Shaanxi authorities have punished 98 medical staff and officials for dereliction of duties in their fight against Sars. The Ministry of Finance plans to allocate an additional 812 million yuan to fight the virus across the nation. Vice-Premier Wu Yi told WHO officials China would avoid future blunders in disease-control efforts.