Deadly Coronavirus Kills Hero

A Chinese doctor who tried to issue the first warning about the deadly coronavirus outbreak has died, the hospital treating him has said.

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Li Wenliang contracted the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital, BBC reports.

He had sent out a warning to fellow medics on 30 December but police told him to stop “making false comments”.

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There had been contradictory reports about his death, but the People’s Daily now says he died at 02:58 on Friday

The virus has killed 636 people and infected 31,161 in mainland China, the National Health Commission’s latest figures show.

The death toll includes 73 new deaths reported on Thursday.

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