Chinese doctor who warned others of Wuhan coronavirus dies

Henrietta Strickland
February 14, 2020

India has so far reported only three confirmed cases of Coronavirus from Kerala. A Taiwanese was among the passengers earlier confirmed to have the virus.

In Hong Kong, 3,600 people spent a second night confined aboard the World Dream.

"We deplore and oppose those countries who went against WHO's professional recommendations and ICAO's bulletins and have lodged stern representations with them", she said.

He had set out on a 50th wedding anniversary luxury cruise on the Diamond Princess but found himself in his cabin, eating a "lettuce sandwich with some chicken inside".

Besides China, the virus has spread to more than 20 countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, France, Russia, Spain and India.

Li, 34, died early Friday, Wuhan Central Hospital said in a post on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform. However, he was harassed by the police when Wenliang reported the epidemic.

The director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, asked for $675m to help countries address the expected spread of the virus.

Li is known to be the first person to warn of the novel coronavirus after posting in his medical school alumni group on WeChat that seven people from a local seafood market had been quarantined at his hospital in Wuhan with a SARS-like illness.

Among the deaths, 69 were in Hubei Province, one in Jilin, one in Henan, one in Guangdong and one in Hainan, according to China's National Health Commission, Xinhua reported. Police confronted Li and issued him a letter of reprimand on January 3, he said on Weibo.

Reuters was unable to reach Li's family for comment.

PM Modi writes to Xi Jinping PM Modi, in his letter to the Chinese President Xi Jinping, offered India's assistance to deal with Coronavirus outbreak in China.

The example of the patient presumed to have infected 10 health workers highlighted the high level of danger within hospitals during the first phase of the epidemic, even though overall it is now estimated that each patient infects on average 2.2 others.

Wuhan has added thousands of treatment beds by building two new hospitals and converting gymnasiums and other spaces into places where patients can be housed in isolation.

Apart from provincial and municipal centers for disease control and prevention, 25 hospitals and 12 qualified third-party institutions are also able to conduct nucleic acid testing, according to the Hubei Provincial Health Commission.

He also revealed people were still travelling from Australia to China in defiance of official travel advice.

There are about 150 confirmed cases in 23 other countries, including one death in the Philippines - the first outside of China, and one death in Hong Kong. The strike entered its fourth day on Thursday.

From Europe to Australia and the USA, universities that host Chinese students or have study-abroad programmes are scrambling to assess the risks, and some are cancelling opportunities and prohibiting student travel.

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