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Chinese officials punished for changing health codes of depositors

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Localities in China use color-marked health codes to grant people access to public transportation, hotels, and other amenities, using location trackers and other data to assess exposure to COVID-19.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- Authorities have punished five officials in China's Zhengzhou city for deliberately turning thousands of citizens' health codes red, the local anti-corruption authority said in a statement published late on Wednesday.

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