Australia condemns China’s ‘indictment’ of academic Mar 26, 2020 0 64 12345 Sydney Australia on Wednesday hit out at China’s apparent decision to indict a prominent author on spying charges, insisting he is at risk from COVID-19 and must be freed.“The government strongly objects to the formal indictment of Australian citizen and academic Dr Yang Hengjun in China on suspicion of espionage,” said Australia’s minister of foreign affairs Marise Payne.The Chinese-American author Yang Jun -- who also goes by his pen name Yang Hengjun -- was detained in January last year shortly after making a rare return to China from the United States.Australia said it had not been formally notified of the indictment, but slammed China for a lack of solidarity during the global pandemic crisis -- which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Hubei residents rush to leave virus epicentre as China lifts lockdown Mar 26, 2020 0 1954 India’s supply lines buckle as sweeping coronavirus lockdown starts Mar 26, 2020 0 410 Kabul temple attack leaves 25 dead, questions about attacker Mar 26, 2020 0 390 Tokyo residents urged to stay home as virus cases climb Tokyo Tokyo’s governor urged residents to stay home this weekend, warning of a possible “explosion” of the coronavirus with a record 41 new cases discovered on Wednesday. Yuriko Koike said the Japanese capital, so far .. Coronavirus cases in Pakistan reach 1,000 Islamabad The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has reached 1,000, the country’s health ministry said on Wednesday. Around 100 new cases were identified in the last 12 hours, a spokesperson for the health ministry .. Thailand bars entry as state of emergency bites AFP Bangkok Thailand barred entry into the kingdom late on Wednesday, enacting sweeping emergency powers in a bid to stem the local spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The measures, which stopped short of a full lockdown .. Infected Philippine senator under fire for bringing wife to hospital DPA Manila A second Philippine senator on Wednesday confirmed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, but had brought his pregnant wife to hospital before he found out, triggering public outrage for possibly ..