The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak died of the virus on Tuesday state television said. Liu Zhiming the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital died at 10:30 am it said. 50-year-old Zhiming is the second prominent Chinese doctor to have succumbed to the pathogen. Earlier this month the virus killed a Chinese whistleblower doctor. Li Wenliang an ophthalmologist contracted the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital. On December the 34-year-old had sent out a message to fellow doctors in a chat group warning them to wear protective clothing to avoid infection.