Li Wenliang

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Li Wenliang
wall poster, 2020
Born(1986-10-12)12 October 1986
Beizhen, Liaoning, China
Died6 February 2020(2020-02-06) (aged 33)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Known forFirst whistleblower to attempt to warn the public of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic

Li Wenliang (Chinese: 李文亮; pinyin: Lǐ Wénliàng; 12 October 1986 – 6 February 2020) was a Chinese ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital [zh]. He was thought to be one of the first people to issue a warning about the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, on 30 December 2019.[1][2]

On 3 January 2020, Wuhan police arrested him for "making false comments on the Internet".[3] Li returned to work but later suffered from the virus from an infected patient.

He died from the infection on 6 February 2020.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tan, Jianxing (2020-01-31). "新冠肺炎"吹哨人"李文亮:真相最重要". Caixin. Archived from the original on 2020-01-31. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  2. "武汉肺炎:一个敢于公开疫情的"吹哨人"李文亮". BBC中文. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  3. "Coronavirus 'kills Chinese whistleblower doctor'". BBC News. 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  4. Zhou, Cissy (7 February 2020). "Coronavirus: Whistleblower Dr Li Wenliang confirmed dead of the disease at 34, after hours of chaotic messaging from hospital". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  5. "武汉中心医院:李文亮经抢救无效去世" (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2020.