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China punishes several officials for showing laxity in implementing measures to combat COVID in some major cities

According to the state-run Xinhua news agency on Thursday, Chinese authorities should adopt a more focused strategy to combat COVID outbreaks and eliminate any unnecessary "layers" of security measures as cities struggled under stricter limitations as COVID cases increased in recent time.

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Beijing: According to the state-run Xinhua news agency on Thursday, Chinese authorities should adopt a more focused strategy to combat COVID outbreaks and eliminate any unnecessary “layers” of security measures as cities struggled under stricter limitations as COVID cases increased in recent time.

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The number of coronavirus cases in China is at its highest level since April, increasing concerns about the country’s “zero-COVID” policy, which has frustrated the public and damaged the second-largest economy in the world. Data from the health authority shows that 8,824 new domestic cases were reported on Wednesday.

Even though there are more outbreaks, China has repeatedly stated that it will uphold its “zero-COVID” policy. However, there is increasing pressure on the central government to rein in overly zealous provincial officials for fear of being blamed for the virus’ failure to be contained.

During the nearly three-year pandemic, thousands of government officials were punished for a variety of alleged disobediences. It cited improvements in the implementation of measures in some major cities, such as Zhengzhou, in the central province of Henan.

COVID first surfaced in China in December 2019. It has hampered the economic progress of the world’s most populous country. COVID has halted industrial progress, including in other sectors of China.

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Haima Automobile said that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on logistics and people movements at its Zhengzhou base since October.

Discontent with strict COVID regulations shook Foxconn this month, Apple supplier and iPhone manufacturer, and many employees fleeing the site.

According to him, many people have already relocated to other places or are intending to do so in order to escape the fatal pandemic.

 

 

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