Chinese state media deleted the tweet about the death of the head of the temporary hospital in Wuhan.

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The director of a medical center in the coronavirus-stricken Chinese town of Wuhan has died right after getting contaminated with the COVID-19, with local media reporting that he “sacrificed” to struggle the outbreak.

Dr Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuchang Clinic, died yesterday according to the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper, The People’s Daily.

But both People’s Daily and The Global Times had deleted the news of the death of the head of Wuhan Temporary Hospital, Liu Zhiming from their Twitterr accounts.

The hospital, which he runs, was reported to be in serious condition.

The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus was first recorded in late December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei Province. Most of the infected are in central China.

As of February 17, the number of people infected in Hubei exceeded 60 thousand while 1700 people died.