Hong Kong declares virus outbreak an ‘emergency’ Jan 26, 2020 0 469 12345 HONG KONG on Saturday declared a new coronavirus outbreak as an “emergency” -- the city’s highest warning tier -- as authorities ramped up measures to reduce the risk of further infections. The announcement came as city leader Carrie Lam faced criticism in some quarters over her administration’s response to the crisis. “Today I declare the lifting of the response level to emergency,” she told reporters.Of the five people who have tested positive for the virus in Hong Kong so far, four arrived via a newly built high-speed train terminal which connects with the mainland. That led to calls to limit, or even halt, arrivals from China. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES China warns of ‘grave’ situation as it rushes to build hospitals; toll hits 41 Jan 26, 2020 0 405 US Space Force logo draws comparisons to ‘Star Trek’ Jan 26, 2020 0 940 White House lawyers begin Trump defence Jan 26, 2020 0 289 BRAZIL’S BOLSONARO IN INDIA FOR REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONScColor:> Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks on Saturday amid criticism that the far-right leader may not .. Australia confirms first cases of virus from China AFP Sydney Australia confirmed on Saturday its first four cases of the new coronavirus that has claimed 41 lives in China, becoming the latest country in a growing list to be affected by the illness. One man was being .. Indian govt ends internet blackout in Kashmir AFP Srinagar, India Indian authorities on Saturday restored internet in Indian Kashmir after a five-and-a half-month blackout but maintained a block on social media sites. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government .. France becomes first EU nation to confirm coronavirus cases DPA Paris/Beijing A DEADLY new virus that has infected hundreds of people in China has permeated the borders of the European Union, with France becoming the first European country to confirm cases of the virus within its ..