Chinese cover-up fears as coronavirus doc whose skin famously CHANGED COLOUR after contracting disease suddenly dies

THE death of a medic whose skin bizarrely changed colour after contracting coronavirus has sparked fears of another cover-up in China.

Wuhan-based Dr Hu Weifeng died in hospital on Tuesday after a five-month battle with Covid-19 in the pandemic epicentre.

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He made headlines back in March when his skin famously turned black "due to liver dysfunction" during his treatment.

The exact cause of his death has not been disclosed but the news has triggered an outpouring of anger in China, reports the BBC.

Dr Hu and his colleague cardiologist Dr Yi Fan came to prominence when Chinese state media publicised their "tough battle against the virus".

They became known as "the two black-faced Wuhan doctors" and were praised for seemingly fighting back against the virus.

Now news of the apparent secrecy around the exact cause of Dr Hu's death has sparked concerns of another Beijing cover up.


Some worried Chinese citizens have taken to social media to call for more "transparency" over his demise.

And many are quick to point out he worked at the same hospital as ill-fated "whistle blower" Dr Li Wenlaing.

He tried to warn the world about the killer virus but was sent a chilling letter by the police before he died.

Wenlaing was told by cops 'if he refused to repent he would be punished' not long before he was killed by the deadly virus.

Li was one of eight people who was being investigated by police for "rumour mongering" about the disease.

In the letter, the police chillingly wrote: "if you insist on your views, refuse to repent and continue the illegal activity, you will be punished by the law. Do you understand?"

It is unclear whether the two dead doctors actually knew each other as they worked in different departments.

However, many people in China fear a cover-up and thousands of Sina Weibo users have raised their concerns using the hashtag #WuhanCentralHospitalDoctorHuWeifengPassesAway.

While many are posting tributes others are questioning how he died and are calling for top officials at the hospital to be sacked.

"When will the leaders of the Wuhan Central Hospital be held accountable?" one user asked.

"This is the fifth medical worker to pass away at the Wuhan Central Hospital due to the coronavirus," another said.

There are also many on Weibo questioning the transparency of the hospital's data following the latest death.

"Hadn't the patients in Wuhan been cleared a long time ago?" one user asks.

Last month a bombsell spy dossier claimed China lied to the world about coronavirus by covering up the outbreak – which is killing tens of thousands around the world.

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