Chinese whistleblower doctor dies of coronavirus
07 February 2020 | 12:37 pm
Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who warned of the coronavirus, died on Friday, sparking a wave of public mourning. Li, an ophthalmologist at a hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, had earlier said he had contracted the virus.
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