Senior Inner Mongolia official punished for ineffective management amid COVID-19 outbreak
Volunteers guide residents for nucleic acid testing at a residential community in Hohhot on February 21, 2022. Photo: IC
A senior official in Hohhot, capital of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has been disciplined for failing to contain the latest COVID-19 outbreak, the top watchdog said on Wednesday. discipline in the region.
Wei Hongjun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Hohhot Municipal Committee and secretary of the Communist Party of China (CCP) Left Banner Tumd Committee, received a stern warning from within the party, according to a statement released late Wednesday by Inner Mongolian Commission. discipline control.
Since the latest round of the COVID-19 epidemic broke out in Hohhot, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CPC) Left Banner Committee Tumd has carried out an ineffective deployment of epidemic prevention and control and failed to institute appropriate measures such as nucleic acid testing, according to the statement, which seriously affected the city’s overall epidemic control progress.
As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Hohhot had reported 385 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases during the latest wave of the outbreak. Ten rounds of mass nucleic acid testing were carried out in the city.
More than 100 officials have been punished across the country for ineffective management or a lax response to local COVID-19 outbreaks in recent months.