Doctor who blew the whistle on coronavirus dies

The Wuhan specialist, accused of 'illegal behaviour' for first alerting colleagues, had tested positive for the virus

A whistleblowing Chinese doctor, who was reprimanded for "spreading rumours" about the coronavirus before it was officially recognised, died on Friday after testing positive for the virus, reported the hospital where he had worked.

Dr Li Wenliang
Dr Li Wenliang.

Dr Li Wenliang — an ophthalmologist at a hospital in Wuhan, the city at the epicentre of the outbreak