Japan reports case of mystery virus behind China outbreak Jan 17, 2020 0 550 12345 Tokyo: Japan has confirmed a case of a mystery virus that first emerged in China and is from the same family as the deadly SARS pathogen, authorities said on Thursday. It appears to be only the second time the novel coronavirus has been detected outside China, after the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a case in Thailand.Japan’s health ministry said a man who had visited the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the apparent epicentre of the outbreak, was hospitalised on January 10, four days after his return to Japan. He reported a persistent fever.Tests on the patient, who was released from hospital on Wednesday, confirmed he was infected with the new virus.“This is the first domestic discovery of a pneumonia case related to the new coronavirus,” the ministry said. Forty-one people with pneumonia-like symptoms have so far been diagnosed with the new virus in Wuhan, with one of the victims dying on Thursday, the central Chinese city’s health commission said on its website on Saturday. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Philippines says danger high despite volcano ‘lull’ Jan 17, 2020 0 135 Taliban propose brief Afghan ceasefire to the US, say sources Jan 17, 2020 0 106 THE ‘INTERCEPTOR’ — MALAYSIA’S LATEST WEAPON TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT Jan 17, 2020 0 1555 Putin’s new PM promises ‘real changes’ for Russians Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new prime minister promised “real changes” on Thursday as he was approved by lawmakers after the Kremlin announced sweeping reform plans. Putin tapped Mikhail Mishustin for .. Secret mission saves Australia’s ‘dinosaur trees’ from bushfires AFP Sydney A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world’s last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as “dinosaur trees”, from Australia’s unprecedented bushfires, officials .. Former Philippine police chief indicted for drugs war corruption Manila: The former chief police enforcer of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs will be charged with corruption for allegedly protecting officers linked to the narcotics trade, the justice .. Alleged slap in face costs 300,000 dollars and a sheep in Afghanistan Kabul: A traditional council of elders in Afghanistan has told a former lawmaker to pay an Afghan minister 300,000 dollars in cash along with a sheep to compensate for an alleged slap in the face. A tribal leader and deputy .. India to invite Pakistani PM to October regional summit DPA New Delhi New Delhi will invite Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit when it hosts the event later this year, Indian officials said on Thursday. “India will be ..