62-Year-Old Doctor Is The 1st Medical Staff To Pass Away From The Wuhan Coronavirus

Since the massive outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, healthcare staff in China have been hailed as heroes for their bravery and selflessness in tackling the infectious disease.

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Sadly on Saturday (25 Jan) China Global Television Network reported that a doctor who was reportedly on the frontline of the battle against the deadly virus has passed away.

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Infected by Wuhan coronavirus last week

Mr Liang Wudong, a 62-year-old surgeon at the Hubei Xinhua Hospital, reportedly passed away at around 7am on Saturday (25 Jan). His day of passing also coincided with the first day of the Lunar New Year.

He was reportedly on the frontline of the battle against the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

His death marks the first healthcare professional that has died since the virus broke out.

According to the South China Morning Post, Mr Liang was believed to have been infected last week. He was then transferred to Wuhan’s Jinyintan Hospital for treatment.

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On the same day, China authorities reported that cases of the deadly coronavirus has increased to nearly 1,300. The virus has also taken the lives of 41 people.

In Singapore, 3 patients have tested positive for the virus as of Saturday (25 Jan) morning.

All travellers at Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoint would also have to undergo health screening in light of the large number of people crossing the border over the CNY weekend.

Rest in peace, Mr Liang

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones of the late Mr Liang.

Let this also be a reminder for all that healthcare workers are not immune to the virus, despite all the protective gears and precautions. Every one of them deserves our salute.

Featured image adapted from Ladbible