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Old 2020-02-06, 21:36   #51
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Hospital Says Chinese Doctor Has Officially Died: Virus Update | Bloomberg News
The Chinese doctor [Li Wenliang] who issued an early warning about the coronavirus has died, said the hospital where he worked, ending hours of confusion about his status.

The city of Wuhan told residents to begin reporting their body temperature daily, and the large port city of Tianjin said it would restrict residents’ movement, part of steps across the country to stop the coronavirus outbreak from spreading. In Beijing, the Chinese government voiced anger as countries placed more restrictions on travelers.

Tesla temporarily closed its stores in the nation, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV warned that a China-related parts shortage could force it to idle a European plant, according to a report. Equities rose on China’s plans to cut tariffs on U.S. imports and optimism the global economy can withstand the impact of the virus.
Aside: Ah, so that's why the insane run-up in TSLA shares - up more than 2x from 1 January's already hugely-inflated-based-on-fundamentals level to the insane 20% pop on 4 Feb - has been dented a smidge in the past 2 days.
The doctor’s status had been subject to hours of confusion after earlier reports of his death on Chinese social media were deleted and replaced by messages saying he was being treated.

“Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at our hospital had unfortunately been infected when he worked on fighting against the coronavirus outbreak,” Wuhan Central Hospital said in a post on the Chinese social platform Weibo.

The hospital said he died at 2:58 a.m. in China “after all efforts to save him failed.”

Li was in his 30s, according to a report by the Chinese media outlet Caixin.

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