The letter by the Beijing Medical Association, Beijing Medical Doctor Association, and the Beijing Association of Preventive Medicine was published on Wednesday, a week after the death of Li Wenliang. Photo: EPA
The letter by the Beijing Medical Association, Beijing Medical Doctor Association, and the Beijing Association of Preventive Medicine was published on Wednesday, a week after the death of Li Wenliang. Photo: EPA

China clamps down on coronavirus rumours, Beijing doctors warned over ‘misleading the public’

  • Letter from three state-backed doctor associations urges discretion when releasing information about the coronavirus, which has infected over 71,000 people
  • The warning came a week after the death of Li Wenliang, the young doctor who was reprimanded when he tried to warn people about the initial outbreak in Wuhan

The letter by the Beijing Medical Association, Beijing Medical Doctor Association, and the Beijing Association of Preventive Medicine was published on Wednesday, a week after the death of Li Wenliang. Photo: EPA
The letter by the Beijing Medical Association, Beijing Medical Doctor Association, and the Beijing Association of Preventive Medicine was published on Wednesday, a week after the death of Li Wenliang. Photo: EPA
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