The next day, hospital management called him in and asked him where he got the information. And two days after that, he was questioned by police, according to the report. His treatment is similar to that meted out to Li Wenliang, a Wuhan doctor who also cautioned medical school classmates about an outbreak of an unknown illness linked to the market.
Li, too, was summoned by police and told not to talk about the outbreak. Li died on Friday morning after contracting the coronavirus that has killed more than 700 people, most of them in Hubei province.