Officials in rural Hubei province are to investigate after a teenager died when he was left at home while his carer relatives were isolated on suspicion of having caught the Wuhan coronavirus. Photo: Weixin

Left at home for six days: disabled Chinese boy dies after carer dad and brother are quarantined for coronavirus checks

  • Father’s post to Weibo says teenager with cerebral palsy had no food, drink or personal hygiene care for nearly a week
  • Local official says there was ‘no way we could have left a boy with cerebral palsy at home with nobody looking after him’
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Officials in rural Hubei province are to investigate after a teenager died when he was left at home while his carer relatives were isolated on suspicion of having caught the Wuhan coronavirus. Photo: Weixin
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.