A Wuhan doctor who worked with coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang died of the virus last week, state media reported on June 2, becoming China's first COVID-19 fatality in weeks.
Hu Weifeng, a urologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, died on May 29 after being treated for COVID-19 and allied issues for more than four months, state broadcaster CCTV said.
China is planning to implement a huge new testing regime in Wuhan after new coronavirus cases were reported in the city for the first time since April 3.
The six new cases were reported in the same housing complex on Sunday and Monday, and according to state media, all arose from transmission within the country.
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in mainland China reached 82,901 as of May 9, while the total death toll from the virus stood at 4,633,
China has reported 14 new Covid-19 cases, including one from Wuhan in more than a month, where the outbreak was detected late last year. This took taking the number of infections in the country to 82,901, health officials said on Sunday.
After speaking with Chinese Ambassador Chen Bo and a team of Chinese doctors, Vucic said he expected the Crisis Staff to confirm this at a press conference, and stressed that the results would have been much better had it not been for the Gerontology Center in Nis, from where we already had 43 of the dead.
Chinese top diplomat in the UK Chen Wen told BBC that such requests were "politically motivated" and that fulfilling them would divert "not only the attention but also the resources" of China from fighting the pandemic.
"It's a politically motivated initiative. I don't think anyone can agree to that. It would do no good to anyone," Chen said.