Australia confirms first cases of virus from China Jan 26, 2020 0 278 12345 AFPSydneyAustralia 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 treated in isolation after arriving in Melbourne a week ago from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. He has pneumonia but is in a stable condition, health officials said.Three other men in Sydney who also arrived recently from China had tested positive for the disease and were in isolation in local hospitals.“They are not particularly unwell,” New South Wales state chief health officer Kerry Chant told reporters. She said public health officials had managed to track most of the people who had been with two of the men on their flights from China and none were showing symptoms of the illness.Officials were still trying to trace the travel of the other man and are waiting on test results from several other people suspected of contracting the disease.NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard praised the three men in Sydney for approaching doctors once their symptoms arose. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES China warns of ‘grave’ situation as it rushes to build hospitals; toll hits 41 Jan 26, 2020 0 482 US Space Force logo draws comparisons to ‘Star Trek’ Jan 26, 2020 0 972 White House lawyers begin Trump defence Jan 26, 2020 0 318 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 .. Hong Kong declares virus outbreak an ‘emergency’ 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 .. 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 ..