BEIJING: National mourning day will be observed on Saturday after the martyrdom of "Whistleblower" Dr Li, who lost his life in the war against the Coronavirus in China, and the death of 3,300 people in the country due to this contagious disease. Giving information on Friday, the official media said that during this period, the national flag will remain half-tilted in all Chinese embassies and consulates in the country and abroad and public entertainment activities will be stopped throughout the country.
On Saturday at ten o'clock in the morning, the people of China will take three minutes of silence in memory of the dead. In China's central Hubei province, 14 activists, including "whistleblower" doctor Li Wenliang, were identified as martyrs for their lives in fighting the Coronavirus. The first group of martyrs consists of 12 doctors, a police officer and community activist who fought against this epidemic on the forefront.
According to the report of the official newspaper Global Times, National Mourning Day will be celebrated to reveal the deep sorrow of the country for the martyrs who gave their lives in the battle with Corona and those killed by this disease. Chinese officials had earlier said that more than 3,000 medical personnel had come in contact with the epidemic. According to official reports, 10 medical workers, including doctors, were killed by the epidemic.