Doctor who defied officials by warning public about coronavirus died Thursday
The Chinese Doctor who warned that coronavirus may be a 'SARS-like' disease became a victim of the disease himself, Thursday.
According to CNN, Dr. Li Wenliang died after being hospitalized on Jan. 12 when he contracted the virus from a patient.
It was officially confirmed that he'd contracted the virus on Feb. 1.
Li had been working as an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital when he sent out a warning to fellow medics on 30 December.
This led to him being questioned by his local officials and Wuhan police later summoned him to sign a reprimand letter that accused him of "spreading rumors online" and "severely disrupting social order."
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