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China apologises to family of doctor Li Wenliang who died after warning about coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
China has exonerated a doctor who was punished for warning about coronavirus and later died of the disease.

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Topics: CHINA    LI WENLIANG    CORONAVIRUS   

Dr Li Wenliang and seven colleagues were reprimanded in December for telling friends about the emerging coronavirus threat on social media.

In an unusual admission of error, the ruling Communist Party's top disciplinary body has now revoked its earlier decision and sent a "solemn apology" to Dr Li's family.

Two police officers have been issued with "disciplinary punishments" for their role in the original incident, a report by the National Supervisory Commission said.


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