The widow of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who first gave the warning of a potential coronavirus outbreak, has given birth to a son just four months after the death of her husband.
Dr Li’s wife, Fu Xuejie, shared the image of her new son on WeChat, describing him as ‘a final gift from her late husband.’
“Husband, can you see this from heaven? You have given me your final gift today, I will of course love and protect them,” Fu wrote on the chinese social media platform.
Mrs Fu, now has two sons for her late husband. She told a news outlet, Litchi News how she suffered from health issues due to the grief of her husband’s death, and how she was hospitalised to keep the unborn baby safe.
Dr Li, was the first to link the disease outbreak to the Huanan Seafood market and was ignored by the Chinese government.
He was said to have sent warning to fellow medics on December 30, but was arrested and told to stop “making false comments” by the police.
Li later contacted coronavirus and died of the disease on February 7, 2020, aged 33.
Dr Li’s death led to a wave of public outcry and anger over the government’s handling of the outbreak, while reports suggested that sattelite images of packed Wuhan hospitals showed the outbreak began earlier than thought.