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Covid measures: hospital turns away heavily pregnant woman

A human tragedy caused by the lockdown in Xi’an is currently making waves in China and sparked a debate about the proportionality of Covid regulations. The municipal government of the city of 13 million people has fired the head of a local hospital and suspended other employees. The action happened over the death of an unborn child whose mother, eight months pregnant, was turned away by the hospital Saturday night. The woman had presented a Covid-19 test that had expired four hours earlier.

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