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Chinese journalist who reported extensively on coronavirus goes missing

Chen Qiushi, a human rights lawyer turned citizen journalist who covered the coronavirus situation in the Hubei province went missing Thursday night. Quishi had posted several videos showing mismanagement of the epidemic by the Chinese government.

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Wuhan (China) Updated on: February 10, 2020 10:00 IST
Chinese journalist who reported extensively on coronavirus goes missing
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Chinese journalist who reported extensively on coronavirus goes missing

Chen Qiushi, a human rights lawyer turned citizen journalist who covered the coronavirus situation in Hubei province went missing Thursday night. Quishi had posted several videos showing mismanagement of the epidemic by the Chinese government. 

His videos showed that there was a shortage of basic things required to counter the spread of the virus like masks, basic medical supplies and hazmat suits. He also said that there was a shortage of medical personnel and test kits for the virus. 

“The department of justice called me again, Qingdao Police Station called me as well. They asked me where I was. They asked me to cooperate with their investigation,” he said in one of his videos. 

He said that the person on the phone asked him of where he was living and even spoke to his parents. 

"I am scared. I have the virus infront of me and behind me is China's law enforcement agencies," he added. 

After friends in China he had asked to watch for him reported that he went silent late Thursday, his name and #FindQiushi were both trending on social media.

Xu XiaoDong, a friend of Qiushi, posted a video allegeing that Qiushi forcefully quarantined by the security agencies and his phone was confescated. 

XiaoDong said officials told Quishi’s parents that he was being quarantined because he had been exposed to the virus. But XiaoDong said Qiushi’s parents have been unable to reach him by cellphone, despite the fact that typically those under quarantine are able to use their phones: Reports Bloomberg.

The new strain of coronavirus that is still a mystery to many doctors and scientists around the world has taken over 900 lives globally while over 40,000 have been infected. 

In India, 3 cases of coronavirus have been reported all of whom are in Kerala. 

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