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Doctor who defied officials by warning public about coronavirus died Thursday

4 years 2 weeks 2 days ago Thursday, February 06 2020 Feb 6, 2020 February 06, 2020 11:51 AM February 06, 2020 in News
Source: CNN

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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