The head doctor of a hospital in Wuhan has died today from coronavirus, as reported by Chinese media.
Dr Liu Zhiming, who is the director of Wuchang Hospital in the city thought to be the epicentre of the disease, died as cofnirmed by People's Daily, Chinese state media.
The paper tweeted the news out, writing: "Liu Zhiming, director of #Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died on Feb. 17 due to the infection with #COVID19. He is the first hospital director that died from #coronavirus. #RIP."
In what Red Star News called a 'sacrifice Dr Liu died in the the fight against Covid-19, the official name of the new coronavirus.
The news outlet, which is based in Chongqing, said that the news was confirmed from various sources. A doctor who worked at Wuchang Hospital told the paper that he was saddened by Dr Liu's death.
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