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Coronavirus: Chinese ‘Whistleblower Doctor Confirmed Dead By Hospital

Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old doctor working in Wuhan, warned others about the virus before it became global knowledge. Photo Credit: Global Times


A Chinese doctor who was among the first to raise a public alarm about the deadly new coronavirus outbreak died of the infection early on Friday (China time), his hospital announced.

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Opthalmologist Li Wenliang handed away from the an infection at 2:58 am, Wuhan Central Hospital mentioned in a publish on its verified account on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

Chinese media had modified their reviews on Thursday that the physician was useless.

The state-run media, Global Times, first reported that Dr Li had died of the novel coronavirus, however later reported he was as an alternative critically unwell.

Dr Li was declared useless at 21:30 native time (13:30 GMT) on Thursday. However, journalists and medical doctors on the scene, who don’t want their names used, mentioned authorities officers then intervened, the BBC reported.

Official media retailers have been advised to vary their reviews to say the physician was nonetheless being handled.

Reports mentioned the physician was given a remedy generally known as ECMO (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation) which retains an individual’s coronary heart pumping and retains their blood oxygenated with out it going by their lungs.

Li, a 34-year-old physician working in Wuhan, raised the alarm concerning the virus on December 30, however was silenced by native police.

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