Violinist Shunping Chen has Died, Aged 71


Chinese language violinist Shunping Chen was a member of the Shanghai Pops Symphony Orchestra. He had simply celebrated his 71st birthday on April 8.

In accordance with the Shanghai Native Sound, Chen reported to emergency companies because of excessive belly ache and was granted permission to hunt therapy. Upon arriving at two hospitals, he was refused therapy in mild of strict COVID-19 measures in place. 

In accordance with CNBC Information, Shanghai, China’s largest metropolis with a inhabitants of 26 million, has been below lockdown since late March this yr to include COVID-19 outbreaks. Folks have been unable to depart their houses in any respect — even for necessities comparable to groceries which are actually delivered, as reported by BBC Information

Chen had no alternative however to return residence and it’s believed he was affected by acute pancreatitis. The following morning, after leaving a be aware for his household, he handed away leaping from his house constructing. 

“I’ve to say goodbye to my family members,” Chen wrote. “I couldn’t stand the ache brought on by pancreatitis… I abruptly fell sick final evening and was rushed to hospital by an ambulance however a number of hospitals wouldn’t take me in. Again residence, I may really feel the total pressure of the signs which I imagine have been brought on by pancreatitis. I couldn’t sleep final evening. I believe my life is coming to an finish.”

It was solely later revealed {that a} cause for the hospitals’ refusals was as a result of they have been present process disinfection because of COVID-positive circumstances. They might solely admit sufferers till it was over.

“I don’t wish to blame or pursue who’s accountable, father has handed away, to take action is futile,” wrote Chen’s son on Chinese language social media platform, Weibo. “I simply hope that by means of my father’s tragic finish, that society will be referred to as on to vigorously reply to the anti-epidemic coverage and on the identical time, pay extra consideration to conditions like my father’s the place he was unable to usually see a physician, to stop extra tragedies like my father’s.”

Our condolences to Mr. Chen’s household, buddies, and colleagues.


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