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Doctor who tried to warn world about coronavirus dies after contracting virus


Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor who tried to issue the first warning about coronavirus, has died after he contracted the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital. Li sent information about the outbreak to other doctors but was told to stop "making false comments" by the Chinese government.

Just weeks later, the Chinese government would officially declare an outbreak that has so far killed 636 people and infected 31,161 in mainland China. Only one person is believed to have died outside of China as a result of the virus.