Doctors said the rate of infection among colleagues had hit morale. Photo: Xinhua

At least 500 Wuhan medical staff infected with coronavirus

  • Medical sources in the city confirm rate of infection, but say they have been told not to release the full picture to the public
  • So far three deaths among medical workers have been confirmed, including that of Li Wenliang, but higher rate of infection risks hampering fight to curb disease
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Doctors said the rate of infection among colleagues had hit morale. Photo: Xinhua
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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China editor-at-large. She has been covering China news for the South China Morning Post for more than 20 years, most recently as China editor. As a Beijing correspondent, she reported on everything from the Sars outbreak in 2003 to the Lhasa riot and Beijing Olympics in 2008.

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William Zheng

William Zheng is a veteran journalist who has served and led major Hong Kong and Singaporean media organisations in his 20-year career, covering greater China. He is now a news editor on the China desk at the South China Morning Post.

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Zhuang Pinghui

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