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Dozens of officials punished in China over COVID outbreak



China has punished around a dozen officials for failing to curb a Covid-19 outbreak

The recent cluster that’s spawned nearly 900 symptomatic infections across the country in less than a month is a resurgence that complicates Beijing’s strategy of keeping the virus out entirely.

The eastern Chinese city of Yangzhou issued warnings to five officials for mishandling mass testing that they said allowed the virus to continue spreading.

The city now has overtaken nearby Nanjing – a city where the delta-driven outbreak first started.

China is dealing with its broadest outbreak of Covid since it crushed the virus that first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.

If any positive cases were to die it would be China’s first Covid death in more than six months.

More than 30 officials nationwide, ranging from mayors and local health directors to the heads of hospitals and airports, have been punished for negligence and mishandling local outbreaks, according to the state-backed media outlet Global Times.

Wuhan tests 11 million residents

The Chinese city of Wuhan has completed mass COVID-19 testing of almost its entire population, in just a week.

Wuhan was the initial epicentre of the pandemic, and a week ago there was confirmation that virus had returned there, for the first time in over a year,

Local authorities promised to test the city’s entire population, and that has now happened.

More than 11.28 million people in the city of 11.3 million people have been tested.

Officials say the tests provide “basically full coverage” of the population except for college students on summer break and children under the age of 6 years

Nine positive cases were found as a result of the testing.

The first reported COVID-19 cases were in Wuhan in November 2019. The outbreak was quashed through a strict lockdown that lasted 76 days.

But the exact origin of the virus remains unclear.

The World Health Organisation has proposed a second phase of its investigation into the origins of COVID-19.

But Beijing has rejected the WHO’s proposal for a more rigorous probe.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Victoria’s Secret criticized for trans woman’s apology



Victoria’s Secret is facing backlash after issuing an apology to a transgender woman who had a negative experience while trying on bras at one of their stores.

The incident has ignited a debate about inclusivity and sensitivity in the fashion industry.

The controversy began when the trans woman, who remains anonymous, visited a Victoria’s Secret store to shop for bras. She reported feeling uncomfortable and discriminated against by store staff.

In response to her complaint, Victoria’s Secret issued an apology, acknowledging the incident and expressing their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

However, the apology itself has come under fire from both supporters and critics.

Some argue that the brand’s apology is insincere and merely an attempt to save face, while others believe it is a step in the right direction towards a more inclusive shopping experience for all customers.

The incident raises important questions about how brands should handle situations involving discrimination and whether their apologies are genuine or performative.

It also highlights the ongoing challenges faced by transgender individuals when accessing spaces traditionally designed for cisgender customers.

As the fashion industry continues to evolve, many are calling for a deeper examination of inclusivity and sensitivity, not just in policies but in practice.

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Has the Australian Defence Force become top heavy?



Despite a decrease in overall personnel numbers, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has seen a notable increase in senior officers, leading to concerns about its top-heavy structure.

In recent years, the ADF has undergone significant downsizing efforts, resulting in a reduced total workforce.

However, a closer look at the numbers reveals a surprising trend – a growing number of senior officers within the organization.

The rise in senior officers has raised questions about the efficiency and effectiveness of the ADF’s hierarchy.

Critics argue that a top-heavy structure may hinder decision-making and resource allocation, potentially impacting the ADF’s operational capabilities.

Is the increase in senior officers a deliberate strategy, or is it the result of unintended consequences from downsizing efforts?

What implications does a top-heavy structure have on the ADF’s ability to respond to evolving security challenges?

Are there plans to rebalance the officer-to-enlisted personnel ratio within the ADF?

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India’s shift to coal amid declining hydro generation



India has been grappling with a significant challenge in its energy sector as hydroelectric power generation has experienced a sharp decline.

This shift in the energy landscape has forced the nation to increasingly turn to coal as an alternative source of power.

The dwindling water resources and changing weather patterns have led to a decrease in hydro generation, posing a pressing dilemma for the country’s energy sustainability.

With India’s growing population and expanding industries, a steady and reliable power supply is crucial.

However, the drop in hydroelectric power output due to factors like reduced rainfall and glacial melting has strained the nation’s electricity grid.

As a result, coal-fired power plants have become a more prevalent choice to bridge the energy gap, despite concerns about environmental impact and carbon emissions.

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