Hong Kong protesters have set fire to a newly constructed residential building, which the government was planning to use to address the coronavirus outbreak. Reports revealed about 200 protesters gathered near the building and set the fire on Sunday.
Hong Kong has declared a citywide emergency in response to five confirmed coronavirus cases in the region. While speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the “impact on the population will be high and imminent.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning hospitals around the world of a new virus identified in China. According to reports Tuesday, officials alerted the WHO about the possibility of an outbreak of a new coronavirus. It has now affected 41 people in Central China.
Chinese leadership continues to declare their rule over Taiwan after the island’s pro-democracy president won in a landslide election. China’s foreign ministry reportedly said no matter what happens in Taiwan, there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is part of that.