China sacks senior city health official unable to answer basic questions

China sacks senior city health official unable to answer basic questions

AsiaOne-·2020-01-31 09:45

BEIJING - Chinese authorities on Thursday (Jan 30) sacked the health chief of a city near the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak who sparked widespread public anger after being unable to answer basic questions on state television.

Ms Tang Zhihong, who ran the health department in Huanggang city, which has reported almost 500 confirmed cases and 12 deaths, appeared on state television earlier on Thursday.

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