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Hong Kong leader declares citywide virus emergency over coronavirus, first cases appear in Australia

A woman adjusts her mask to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus at the Hong Kong West Kowloon High Speed Train Station, in Hong Kong, China January 23, 2020.

Tyrone Siu | Reuters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has declared a virus emergency in the city of 7.3 million, extending school cancellations until February 17 and canceling all official visits to mainland China.

The flu-like coronavirus, first identified on Dec. 31, has killed at least 41 people in China and infected more than 1,300 worldwide.

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