Wuhan Communist Party chief Ma Guoqiang has been replaced, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.
Wang Zhonglin, party chief of Jinan city in Shandong province, has taken over his position.
It's the latest move in a major shakeup of provincial leadership in China as the coronavirus outbreak shows no sign of abating at the epicenter in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital.
Also today, Hubei province's Communist Party chief Jiang Chaoliang was replaced with Shanghai's mayor, Ying Yong.
These replacements come after two officials in charge of Hubei's provincial health authority were sacked earlier this week.