Zhou Xianwang was criticised for allowing more than 40,000 people to attend a Lunar New Year gathering in Wuhan as the virus was spreading. Photo: Handout Zhou Xianwang was criticised for allowing more than 40,000 people to attend a Lunar New Year gathering in Wuhan as the virus was spreading. Photo: Handout
Zhou Xianwang was criticised for allowing more than 40,000 people to attend a Lunar New Year gathering in Wuhan as the virus was spreading. Photo: Handout

Wuhan mayor to step down, a year after he came under fire over coronavirus response

  • There was no announcement about Zhou Xianwang’s departure but he is not identified as mayor in official report
  • He was among those criticised over the initial handling of the outbreak in the central Chinese city where virus was first detected

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Zhou Xianwang was criticised for allowing more than 40,000 people to attend a Lunar New Year gathering in Wuhan as the virus was spreading. Photo: Handout Zhou Xianwang was criticised for allowing more than 40,000 people to attend a Lunar New Year gathering in Wuhan as the virus was spreading. Photo: Handout
Zhou Xianwang was criticised for allowing more than 40,000 people to attend a Lunar New Year gathering in Wuhan as the virus was spreading. Photo: Handout
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