China punishes 357 officials over vaccine scandal

Beijing, April 13 (IANS) At least 357 officials implicated in a case concerning the sale of improperly stored or expired vaccines would be penalised, Chinese state council said on Wednesday.

They will face punishments including losing their jobs or demotion, Xinhua cited a decision made at a state council executive meeting as saying.

So far, 192 criminal cases have been filed nationwide and 202 people detained over the scandal, according to a statement issued after the meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang.

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