Germany confirms first cases of new virus from China

BERLIN (AP) — A man confirmed as Germany’s first case of the new virus that emerged in central China is believed to have been infected by a Chinese colleague who visited his workplace, authorities said. Another three cases were confirmed, all connected to the first. The 33-year-old man from the Starnberg area south of Munich was in isolation at a Munich hospital as a precaution, officials in Bavaria said. However, they stressed that his condition is good. The man took part last Tuesday in a training session at his workplace that also included an employee of the same company visiting from China, said the Head of Bavaria’s office for Health and Food Safety Andreas Zapf. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin