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Li Wenliang the forefront of corona virus died in Wuhan: Li Wenliang Wiki, Age, Death, Personal Life, Instagram, Twitter, and more facts

Li Wenliang Wiki – Biography

Li Wenliang was a successful but anonymous ophthalmologist, father, and husband, based in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. But over the past two months, the 34-year-old had become a household name in China, known to hundreds of millions of people as the face and conscience of its spiraling coronavirus crisis.

Li Wenliang was a Chinese ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital [zh], considered one of the first people to issue a warning about the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, on 30 December 2019. On 3 January 2020, Wuhan police summoned him and admonished him for “making false comments on the Internet Li returned to work but later contracted the virus from an infected patient. He died from the infection on 7 February 2020.


Li Wenliang  Born

Born                                              12 October 1986 Beizhen, Liaoning, China

Li Wenliang  Death

Death                                          7 February 2020 (aged 33)  Wuhan, Hubei, China

Li Wenliang  Warned about the Corona Virus

Li tried to warn fellow doctors in the early days of the outbreak, posting a message alerting them to a mysterious new disease at his hospital in late December. Seven people were in quarantine, the symptoms were similar to Sars, and doctors should consider wearing protective equipment to prevent infection, he said.

He shared documents online and carried out interviews via text message, helping reporters piece together an alarming picture of official incompetence and negligence in the very period when containment might have been most possible.

Li Wenliang Police early statement

Security forces came to his house four days after he sent that public health warning and accused him of “making false comments” and acting illegally to disturb social order. He signed a statement agreeing not to discuss the disease further.

Local authorities did eventually apologize to him and seven others investigated for “spreading rumors”, as public anger about the cover-up spread, and the central government admitted that the crisis had been mishandled in its early days.

Li Wenliang  People reaction

He became a public figure – and a particularly rare one willing to take on the government in a system designed to muffle or crush dissent.