Wuhan COVID-19 frontline doctor waiting to marry sacrifices his life: media

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/2/21 14:48:18

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One more doctor in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, who had been fighting on the frontline during the battle against the epidemic that has caused more than 75,000 infections in the country, died from the disease on Thursday night, local media reported.

Peng Yinhua, a 29-year-old doctor from the department of respiratory and critical care medicine of Wuhan Jiangxia First People's Hospital, died from the novel coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) on Thursday night in Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital. 

He had planned to have a wedding ceremony on February 1. As the outbreak in the epicenter became more severe, Peng and his wife, who is pregnant, agreed to delay the ceremony until the situation got better. The invitation cards had been placed in the desk drawer in his office, the Global Times learned. 

As a Chinese millennial, who was born in the 1990s, Peng had planned to join the Communist Party of China (CPC), and shared a message on his WeChat moments. 

“Although I’m an ordinary doctor, I want to learn from those people who are very active, and plan to join the CPC. Led by the Party, we’ll win this war without gunpowder,” read the message. 

His death saddened many young Chinese people, and became one of the most-viewed topics on Chinese Twitter-like Weibo on Friday morning, with 45,000 online discussions.  

“I can’t imagine how heartbroken the bride is,” said a Chinese netizen, who also lit virtual candles for this hero. 

Amid the outbreak, medical staff, who have been fighting the virus for weeks, have become a group vulnerable to the disease as the death toll rose. The central government also called for more efforts to protect their lives and health conditions, which are the backbone force in winning this battle. 

Global Times 

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