Health chief in Chinese city near virus epicentre sacked

BEIJING, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The health chief of China's Huanggang city, near the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, has been dismissed, the city's health department said in a statement on Thursday.

The brief statement said that Tang Zhihong had been dismissed, but gave no other details.

(Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Jon Boyle)