In Changchun in Jilin province, a tent is set up to collect swab samples for Covid-19 tests. Officials in China are under pressure to control outbreaks or face punishment. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
In Changchun in Jilin province, a tent is set up to collect swab samples for Covid-19 tests. Officials in China are under pressure to control outbreaks or face punishment. Photo: Chinatopix via AP

Coronavirus: officials in Chinese cities including Shenzhen sacked for falling short in fight against Omicron

  • Futian district in Shenzhen has sacked eight officials for dereliction of duty in the city’s fight against Covid-19
  • President Xi Jinping tells Politburo meeting local officials will be held accountable if they fail to control outbreaks in time

In Changchun in Jilin province, a tent is set up to collect swab samples for Covid-19 tests. Officials in China are under pressure to control outbreaks or face punishment. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
In Changchun in Jilin province, a tent is set up to collect swab samples for Covid-19 tests. Officials in China are under pressure to control outbreaks or face punishment. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
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