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Doctor in China who examines the virus outbreak dies due to coronavirus


A doctor at a hospital in China’s Hubei province, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, has died from the virus, reported in a tweet by China Global Television Network.

Liang Wudong, a otolaryngologist at Hubei Xinhua Hospital who had been at the front line of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan city, died from the virus aged 62, it said.


The doctor was treating victims infected with the coronavirus amid further signs that the local health system has been overwhelmed by the outbreak.

Overworked staff in Wuhan have been on around-the-clock shifts, with some doctors seen collapsing from exhaustion amid the aggressive containment effort.


The Chinese health ministry ordered nationwide measures to identify and immediately isolate suspected cases of a deadly virus specifically on public places line trains, airplanes and buses.

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