About a week ago, China Newsweek reported that, at the Wuhan Central Hospital (武汉市中心医院), where Dr. Li Wenliang worked previously, over 230 staff members were confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus. Among them, 130 were hospitalized and over 100 stayed at home under quarantine.
Since January 2, 2020, the hospital has requested its medical staff not to discuss the epidemic openly and not to leave any written text or images that could serve as evidence when discussing the epidemic.
Staff members in different departments, including thyroid and breast surgery, urology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, neurology, digestive medicine, and ophthalmology, are infected. Also, many department directors are infected. Dr. Li Wenliang was an ophthalmologist. A deputy director of the Ophthalmology Department is under treatment.
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