Medical workers treat Covid-19 patient Zhang Lifa, father of Zhang Hai, on January 30 at a hospital in Wuhan. Zhang Hai has emerged as a vocal advocate and spokesman for families of virus victims. Photo: AFP/Zhang Hai Medical workers treat Covid-19 patient Zhang Lifa, father of Zhang Hai, on January 30 at a hospital in Wuhan. Zhang Hai has emerged as a vocal advocate and spokesman for families of virus victims. Photo: AFP/Zhang Hai
Medical workers treat Covid-19 patient Zhang Lifa, father of Zhang Hai, on January 30 at a hospital in Wuhan. Zhang Hai has emerged as a vocal advocate and spokesman for families of virus victims. Photo: AFP/Zhang Hai

‘I can never be happy again’: grieving Wuhan families say China is blocking coronavirus lawsuits

  • Relatives of people who died from Covid-19 claim cases have been abruptly rejected and some have faced pressure from the authorities not to file
  • They accuse the Wuhan and Hubei governments of concealing the outbreak when it first emerged, not alerting the public and bungling the response

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical workers treat Covid-19 patient Zhang Lifa, father of Zhang Hai, on January 30 at a hospital in Wuhan. Zhang Hai has emerged as a vocal advocate and spokesman for families of virus victims. Photo: AFP/Zhang Hai Medical workers treat Covid-19 patient Zhang Lifa, father of Zhang Hai, on January 30 at a hospital in Wuhan. Zhang Hai has emerged as a vocal advocate and spokesman for families of virus victims. Photo: AFP/Zhang Hai
Medical workers treat Covid-19 patient Zhang Lifa, father of Zhang Hai, on January 30 at a hospital in Wuhan. Zhang Hai has emerged as a vocal advocate and spokesman for families of virus victims. Photo: AFP/Zhang Hai
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