China adds health expert to provincial committee of Communist Party in Hubei

BEIJING, Feb 8 (Reuters) - China has appointed Wang Hesheng, who has served in the public health system for years, as a member of the provincial committee of the Communist Party in Hubei province, state television reported on Saturday.

The central Chinese province is battling with an outbreak of a new coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands and killed more than 700 people. (Reporting by Ryan Woo and Judy Hua; Editing by Stephen Coates)