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
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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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