Lives Lost: Virus struck Wuhan family, took its patriarch
April 3, 2020
WUHAN, China (AP) — For more than a month, Wu Di did not know his father was dead.
Before a virus outbreak devastated Wuhan, 68-year-old Wu Chuanyong, who had worked as part of a mandatory rural labor program, had been enjoying a peaceful retirement in the central Chinese city. His days began with a morning stroll through the park and ended watching television dramas at night.
"He was thrifty and cared a lot about his siblings, whom he took care of when they were young, as he was the oldest," said the younger Wu, his 34-year-old son.
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