Chinese officials face punishment over Covid lockdown in Xian
Disciplinary body says people to be held accountable for failing in efforts to prevent and control outbreak
Officials in the north-western Chinese city of Xian are facing punishment for “not doing a good job” after a Covid-19 outbreak led to the lockdown of its 13 million residents.
All domestic flights out of Xian and most trains from the city scheduled for Friday were cancelled. Officials say the outbreak has been traced to the arrival of a plane from Pakistan.