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China removes leaders from regions with new Covid-19 outbreak

Beijing, May 17 (Prensa Latina) China removes five leaders from the provinces of Anhui and Liaoning for negligence due to the new Covid-19 outbreaks that are overwhelming both regions and have infected at least 29 people, Global Times daily reported on Monday.

The newspaper noted that the government also admonished another 12 leaders for mishandling the situation, closed pharmacies, some private clinics and revoked the diplomas of some physicians, involved in the current spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and its resulting disease, and a doctor will be even tried for committing illegalities.

Both provinces are fighting the new Covid-19 outbreak with contingency measures such as the designation of more neighborhoods to the medium-risk category, mass health checkup and the suspension of public activities.

The situation prompted more people to get vaccinated, and China has now more than 400 million immunized people.

Furthermore, other territories in the country tightened their epidemiological control and prevention mechanisms to prevent the entry of the virus.

Taiwan is another region hit by the new Covid-19 wave, and it added the daily record of 207 new cases, mainly local, in the past few hours.

Generally speaking, China has reported 4,858 deaths and 104,428 cases on its continental region, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan since the outbreak of the disease in December 2019.

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