Health official suspended in China's Qingdao after fresh COVID-19 cases
Sui Zhenhua, director of the Qingdao municipal health commission, was suspended following new cases of COVID-19 in the port city of east China's Shandong Province.
The Qingdao municipal committee of the Communist Party of China made the decision on Wednesday.
Deng Kai, president of the Qingdao Chest Hospital, was removed from his post and placed under investigation, according to a decision made by the local health commission on Thursday.
The virus has recently reemerged in Qingdao, with 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by Wednesday. Most of the new cases are linked to the hospital.