China’s top court argues that it was not in the public interest to punish people discussing the Wuhan outbreak in the early days. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s top court argues that it was not in the public interest to punish people discussing the Wuhan outbreak in the early days. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus ‘rumour’ crackdown by Wuhan police slammed by China’s top court

  • Supreme People’s Court says authorities should have tolerated messages posted about the illness in a group chat, even if they were not completely accurate
  • Chinese media report that a doctor posted information about the illness on an alumni forum before coming down with the virus himself

China’s top court argues that it was not in the public interest to punish people discussing the Wuhan outbreak in the early days. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s top court argues that it was not in the public interest to punish people discussing the Wuhan outbreak in the early days. Photo: EPA-EFE
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