Chinese leaders face anger over 2nd childs quarantine death

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  • The account said health workers at the quarantine site called an ambulance but the crew refused to deal with them because the father tested positive for the virus.The girl finally arrived at a hospital at 11 p.m. but died despite efforts to revive her, the account said.
  • An account on social media that said it was written by the father, identified as Li Baoliang, said he started calling the emergency hotline at noon on Monday after she suffered vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Foxconn has not responded to requests for confirmation or details.The 4-month-old girl in Zhengzhou and her father were sent into quarantine Saturday, according to news reports and social media.
  • He didn’t mention the girl’s death in Zhengzhou.Local governments are being given more flexibility in possible preparation for gradual reopening of the country, but a timetable is unclear, said economists Helen Qiao, Benson Wu and Xiaoqing Pi of Bank of America in a report.
  • “They put their official post above everything else.”The ruling party promised last week to ease quarantine and other restrictions under its “zero-COVID” strategy, which aims to isolate every infected person.
  • They pointed to the major cities of Guangzhou, Chongqing and Shijiazhuang, which all are coping with an uptick in infections.“Their responses and reopening paths will be useful for other cities to prepare for their reopening,” they said.
By JOE McDONALD Associated PressBEIJING (AP) Chinese authorities faced more public anger Thursday after a second childs death was blamed on overzealous antivirus enforcement, adding to frustrat [+5007 chars]