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Wuhan hospital chief dies, marking 2nd prominent doctor killed by virus

Liu Zhiming succumbs to coronavirus after fighting outbreak at its epicenter

BEIJING (Reuters) -- The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, state television said, becoming the second prominent Chinese doctor to have succumbed to the pathogen.

Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died at 10:30 a.m., it said.

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