Over 70 officials punished for delinquency in epidemic control

-Vice-Premier calls for diligence, strict enforcement of quarantine rules
Nanjing: Chinese governments at different levels punished more than 70 officials across the nation for failing to properly perform duties in COVID-19 control in support of stringent measures against the virus.
The anti-graft body in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, announced recently that three officials working at the city’s Lukou subdistrict had been detained by discipline inspection authorities on suspicion of serious violations of Party discipline and laws for allegedly failing to perform duties effectively as required to contain the virus.
The Nanjing Lukou International Airport, located in the subdistrict, was found negligent in sanitation and change-of-clothing protocols when monitoring its cabin cleaners, which caused China’s most severe coronavirus outbreak since the epidemic subsided last year.
On Wednesday, Yangzhou reported 37 new confirmed cases, more than any other city. While Nanjing has reported 234 locally transmitted cases since July 20, the COVID-19 tally in Yangzhou has risen to 485 in that period. Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan emphasized the need for more diligent efforts and resolute measures to contain the virus in Yangzhou. Sun, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks when she inspected Yangzhou on Wednesday.
She asked the Yangzhou government to increase efficiency and coordination, and to show a great sense of responsibility and do a better job. Sun also called for better management for nucleic acid testing, strict enforcement of quarantine measures for high-risk people and communities and asked the city to open more quarantine stations.
– The Daily Mail-China Daily News exchange item