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China Removes Qingdao Health Officials After Resurgence of Covid-19 Cases

File photo of Chinese flag.

File photo of Chinese flag.

The Chinese city of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province said on Thursday that it has suspended the head of the city's municipal health commission after a resurgence of COVID19 cases.

The Chinese city of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province said on Thursday that it has suspended the head of the city’s municipal health commission after a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

The director of the Qingdao Chest Hospital has also been removed from their post, the city said in a statement on its official WeChat account.

The city reported 13 COVID-19 cases, which appear to be linked to the Qingdao Chest Hospital, where infected travellers arriving from overseas have been treated in an isolated area.

first published:October 15, 2020, 08:52 IST