China on Saturday came to a standstill for three minutes as the nation maintained three minutes of silences for the 14 ‘martyrs’ who sacrificed their lives in the fight against the deadly virus.
At exactly 10 AM, people stood still for three minutes and cars, trains and ships then sounded their horns, air raid sirens rang as flags across the nation and all its diplomatic establishments across the world flew at half mast.
These 14 ‘martyrs’ have been identified as 12 Medical professionals, one policeman and one community worker.
These 14 people–all from the central province of Hubei– include Doctor Li Wenliang who warned the authorities of the outbreak of this virus in December. He was heavily censured by the authorities at that time.
China has reported over 3000 deaths till date.
China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak has been under a scanner and leaders across the world are heavily the country for misrepresenting fact and information related to the virus.
Globally over 1 million positive cases have been confirmed and over 50,000 deaths have been reported because of the virus so far.