EU boost preparations to fight new virus

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union (EU) Health Ministers agreed on Thursday to boost preparations and organise a coordinated response to prevent the virus that emerged in China from further spreading across Europe. At an emergency meeting in Brussels, officials from the bloc’s 27 nations said they need to plan more to avoid any possible shortages of medicine or protective equipment during the outbreak, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has called a threat to global health. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin