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Li Wenliang
wall poster, 2020
Born (1986-10-12)12 October 1986
Beizhen, Liaoning, China
Died 6 February 2020(2020-02-06) (aged 33)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Occupation Ophthalmologist
Known for First whistleblower to attempt to warn the public of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic

Li Wenliang (Chinese: 李文亮; pinyin: Lǐ Wénliàng; 12 October 1986 – 6 February 2020) was a Chinese ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital [zh]. He was thought to be one of the first people to issue a warning about the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, on 30 December 2019.

On 3 January 2020, Wuhan police arrested him "making false comments on the Internet". Li returned to work but later suffered from the virus from an infected patient.

He died from the infection on 6 February 2020.

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