January 30, 2020 / 2:08 PM / 21 days ago

Health chief in Chinese city near virus epicenter sacked

BEIJING (Reuters) - The health chief of China’s Huanggang city, near the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, has been dismissed, the city’s health department said in a statement on Thursday.

The brief statement said that Tang Zhihong had been dismissed, but gave no other details.

Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Jon Boyle

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