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
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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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
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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