Doctor who blew whistle over coronavirus has died, hospital says




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Early reports of death of Li Wenliang were retracted, only for doctor to succumb to disease later in day

A whistleblowing Chinese doctor who tried to raise the alarm about the coronavirus outbreak has died, a Communist party-controlled newspaper has confirmed.

Li Wenliang, 34, was declared dead at 2.58am local time on Friday morning after “emergency treatment” at a hospital in Wuhan, the Global Times reported, following hours of confusion over his fate.

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