27 January 2020 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- US State Dept. confirms rocket hitting dining facility of its Baghdad embassy Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- At least one rocket has struck a dining facility at the US embassy compound in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a US official has reportedly confirmed without pointing to possible casualties.
- US Military Surveillance Plane Crashes in Afghanistan VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- A United States military plane used to help troops communicate and share intelligence on the battlefield has crashed in a Taliban-controlled region of Afghanistan, U.S. military officials confirmed Monday.
- US military confirms plane crash in Afghanistan Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- A spokesperson for US Forces in Afghanistan has confirmed that an American military plane crashed in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, south of the capital.
- U.S. Military Confirms Aircraft Crashed In Afghanistan RFE/RL 27 Jan 2020 -- An American military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on January 27, the U.S. military and the NATO-led force in the country said, adding that there were no indications so far it had been brought down by enemy fire.
- US military investigating reports of Afghanistan plane crash: Official Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- The US military is investigating reports of a plane crash in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, south of the capital, a US official says.
- Taliban claim responsibility for downing 'US aircraft' in Afghanistan's Ghazni Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- An aircraft has crashed in Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni, with Taliban militants claiming they have shot down a US forces plane in an area controlled largely by the militant group.
- Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. conduct airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists AFRICOM 27 Jan 2020 -- In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, Jan. 27.
- US Noncommittal on Keeping Troops in Africa VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- The United States is refusing to rule out shrinking the size of its military presence in Africa despite warnings that without Washington's help, critical counterterror efforts could fall apart.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper's Meeting With French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly DoD 27 Jan 2020
- Joint Press Briefing by Secretary of Defense Esper and French Minister of Armed Forces Parly DoD 27 Jan 2020 -- Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper; French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly
- U.S., France Continue to Strengthen Defense Relationship DoD News 27 Jan 2020 -- Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper welcomed France's Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly to the Pentagon to discuss issues of mutual interest between their nations.
- VA Releases Updated DOD List Identifying Agent Orange Sites Outside of Vietnam DoD 27 Jan 2020 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released in January 2020 an updated Department of Defense (DoD) list of locations outside of Vietnam where tactical herbicides were used, tested, or stored by the United States military.
- Navy's Triton Unmanned Aircraft System Arrives in 7th Fleet NNS 27 Jan 2020 -- The Navy's first MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have arrived in Guam for their initial deployment in the Pacific theater.
- Ford Utilizes Virtual Reality to train Sailors for Flight Operations NNS 27 Jan 2020 -- The Sailor places virtual reality goggles on and is instantly immersed into a different world. Their perspective changes to that of a Sailor working topside aboard a deployed aircraft carrier. They can see jets taxiing into position, flight indicators flashing and crew members signaling to each other. This no longer becomes a game but training for up-coming operations.
- Touchdown Aboard Ford: Ford Kicks off Aircraft Compatibility Testing NNS 27 Jan 2020 -- USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully conducted fixed wing flight operations for the first time in nearly two years, marking the beginning of Aircraft Compatibility Testing (ACT) Jan. 16.
- ATO: Ensuring Ship Readiness with Flight Deck Transit NNS 27 Jan 2020 -- The rotors of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter cut through the thick, salty air as it makes its approach toward USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). As its wheels hit the flight deck, Sailors from air department with blue life preservers secure it with chocks and chains. Passengers onboard the helicopter see another group of Sailors standing by with "ATO" scribed in black on their white life preservers.
- Goldfein offers optimistic update on Air Force's evolution and future US Air Force 27 Jan 2020 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said, during a Jan. 27 appearance at the Center for a New American Security, that the service is making significant strides in harnessing and using data for deterrence, decision-making and warfighting while also maintaining dominance in space.
- Total-force aviators take flight during Sentry Aloha 20-1 US Air Force 27 Jan 2020 -- More than 1,000 personnel from the U.S. Air Force's active, national guard and reserve components participated in the decade's first Sentry Aloha exercise Jan. 8-22, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
- Croatian Military Helicopter Crashes, Killing Crew Member – Defence Ministry Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- A Croatian Air Force Kiowa Warrior helicopter has crashed in the Adriatic Sea, near the city of Sibenik, killing one crew member while a search operation is in the process to find the second person who was on board the helicopter, Croatia's Defence Ministry reported on Monday.
- Ethiopia Wants to Modernise Army in Cooperation With Russia – Ambassador Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- Russia finished delivering Pantsir-S1 air defence missile-gun systems to Ethiopia in November. According to the ambassador, the countries held a fruitful defence cooperation meeting that same month.
- Military Plane Crashes in Algeria's Oum El Bouaghi Province - Reports Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- An Algerian military jet crashed late on Monday in the Oum El Bouaghi province during a routine drill. Unconfirmed reports suggested that the crashed plane was an SU-30 bomber belonging to the 121st Fighter Squadron.
- Greece Rebuffs Turkish Demands to Demilitarize Aegean Islands VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- Greece is pushing back against Turkish demands that it demilitarize 16 Aegean islands. The Turkish government maintains it is defending Turkey's rights and remains committed to negotiation, but analysts warn Turkey's increasingly "robust diplomacy" threatens to isolate Ankara and escalate regional tensions.
- Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu of the State of Israel Before Bilateral Meeting The White House 27 Jan 2020
- Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu of the State of Israel Upon Arrival The White House 27 Jan 2020
- 27 January 2020 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 27 Jan 2020
- Yemen's Houthi fighters seize key route in Sana'a province Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- Fighters from Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement have managed to gain ground against forces loyal to the country's former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in Sana'a province.
- Yemeni forces free 64 Saudi-paid child soldiers under UNICEF supervision Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- Dozens of children captured while fighting on behalf of the Saudi-led military coalition against Yemeni army and allied fighters from Popular Committees have been released under the supervision of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
- US, Russian forces skirmish in northeast Syria Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- US forces present in areas controlled by Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria have clashed with Russian troops amid accusations that Washington is stealing Syria's oil.
- Syrian army troops clear more towns of Takfiri terrorists in Idlib province Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- Syrian government forces have liberated more areas during a large-scale counter-terrorism offensive in the country's northwestern province of Idlib from the clutches of foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists, tightening the noose around the extremists operating in the troubled region.
- Attacks on the People of Idlib US Dept. of State 27 Jan 2020 -- "The United States is monitoring with grave concern the situation in northwest Syria where the combined forces of Russia, the Iranian regime, Hizballah, and the Assad regime reportedly are conducting a large-scale assault upon the people of Idlib and western Aleppo provinces. "
- Haftar unlikely to respect Libya truce: Turkey's Erdogan Press TV 26 Jan 2020 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says eastern Libya's renegade military commander, Khalifa Haftar, couldn't be expected to respect a ceasefire called between his forces and pro-government troops in Libya.
- Erdogan Accuses Haftar of Violating Ceasefire Agreement in Libya Sputnik 26 Jan 2020 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army continued to violate the ceasefire regime established in Libya.
- Myanmar Soldiers Destroy IDP Camp in War-torn Rakhine State Radio Free Asia 27 Jan 2020 -- Myanmar military troops pressured local officials on Monday to remove a temporary camp housing ethnic Rakhines displaced by armed conflict in beleaguered Rakhine state's Myebon township, a day after soldiers destroyed tents and other structures during a nighttime attack, two Buddhist monks said.
- Christian Rohingya Refugees Say They Were Attacked in Bangladesh Radio Free Asia 27 Jan 2020 -- Twelve Christian Rohingya refugees who claim they were attacked by Rohingya militants "due to our faith" are undergoing treatment for injuries in southeastern Bangladesh, one of the alleged victims and a Christian group said Monday.
- Trump to Unveil Mideast Peace Plan VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- U.S. President Donald Trump says his long-awaited Middle East peace plan "makes a lot of sense for everybody," but the Palestinians are already rejecting it.
- Deal of century meant to protect Trump from impeachment: Palestinian PM Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh says US President Donald Trump's so-called deal of the century on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict aims to protect him from impeachment and the Israeli premier from imprisonment.
- India Inks Historic Agreement with Northeastern Insurgent Group Demanding Separate State Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- Bodos, who have a long history of armed rebellion demanding the formation of a separate state called Bodoland, comprise nearly 5-6 percent of India's northeastern Assam, recognised as the largest tribal community in the state.
- French Foreign Minister Hopes US Will Have 'Good Sense' to Not Withdraw Support in Sahel Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- The French Foreign Ministry on 20 January said that Paris considers the swift implementation of the commitments made at the Libya conference in Berlin a priority in terms of restoring peace to the North African nation.
- Nearly 5 million children in need due to rising violence in central Sahel: UNICEF UN News 27 Jan 2020 -- A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.
- Charity: 1.2 Million Nigerians Beyond Humanitarian Access VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- The charity Doctors Without Borders says insecurity caused by the Boko Haram conflict has put more than a million Nigerians beyond the reach of humanitarian workers.
- Trump's Lawyers Resume Defense in Impeachment Trial VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- Trump lawyer Kenneth Starr says "let the people decide" as he accused Democratic impeachment managers of seeking to overturn the 2016 election and remove Trump from the 2020 ballot.
- Bolton Book Undermines Trump Impeachment Defense VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- The Senate is to consider Friday whether to call witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
- Trump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- US President Donald Trump has denied he told former national security adviser John Bolton that unless Ukraine investigated his political rivals, military aid to Kiev would be frozen.
- Report: Bolton Book Says Trump Tied Ukraine Aid To Probes He Sought RFE/RL 27 Jan 2020 -- Former national-security adviser John Bolton has made claims in an unpublished book that U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to freeze aid to Ukraine unless it investigated his political rivals, The New York Times reports.
- China Cracks Down on Debts to Workers And Private Firms Radio Free Asia 27 Jan 2020 -- China's government has renewed pressure on state-owned enterprises to pay their debts to private businesses and migrant workers, shining a light on what amounts to a hidden subsidy.
- China's Energy Options Narrow as Mideast Risks Rise Radio Free Asia 27 Jan 2020 -- The threat of conflict between the United States and Iran will pressure China to deal with its rising reliance on foreign oil and gas after years of unchecked growth, analysts say.
- Ingushetia Leader Sacks Government For Reasons Unclear RFE/RL 27 Jan 2020 -- The leader of Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia has sacked the regional government just four months after it had been formed.
- Russia Expels Japanese National Accused of Espionage - Foreign Ministry Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- Moscow previously stated that the man had been detained for trying to obtain classified data about Russian military resources.
- Two Israeli Civilians Arrested for Spying on Behalf of Hamas Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- Israeli authorities have charged two Palestinians with various security offenses after an investigation determined that both Israeli citizens were recruited by Hamas to gather intelligence for future terror attacks.
- UN Cannot Verify North Korean Nuclear Test Site Irreversibly Destroyed Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- In May 2018, North Korea destroyed four tunnels and related infrastructure at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site as a sign of its commitment to denuclearisation ahead of reestablished negotiations with the United States. But subsequent reports have suggested that North Korea may restore the test site.
- As North Korea Reverts to Self-Reliance, Experts Urge Pressuring Elites VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- As North Korea returns to self-reliance to maintain its faltering state-run economy, experts said sanctioning the financial lifelines of regime leaders might put added pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.
- FM Zarif: Trump still dreaming about bilateral meeting IRNA 27 Jan 2020 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a Twitter message referred to Trump's dream of bilateral talks, saying Group 5+1 table is the best venue for talks.
- JCPOA's assassination by enemies due to Iran's aim for economic growth: President Rouhani ISNA 27 Jan 2020 -- Iran's president called Feb 21, when the 11th round of Majlis elections are going to be held, as an important day and called on all the organizers of the election to concentrate their efforts on holding competitive elections and not to allow lines of voters be short.
- President Rouhani: We should not allow Trump to succeed Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- President Hassan Rouhani has urged the Iranian people to take a firm and united stand against the United States and its allies trying to undermine the country's integrity.
- Zarif decries Trump's 'cultural terrorism' against Iran Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says US President Donald Trump's threat earlier this month to attack culturally-important centers in Iran amounts to an act of "international cultural terrorism."
- Iran's Zarif rebuffs Trump's call for direct talks as 'wishful thinking' Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has slammed US President Donald Trump's call for direct talks with Iran as "wishful thinking," insisting that the only venue for talks with Tehran would be "at the P5+1 table."
- IRGC chief: No US military commander safe if Iranian commanders threatened Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- The chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says none of American military commanders would be safe in any part of the world, if the US administration continues to threaten the Iranian commanders.
- Iran Imposes Discriminatory Forms For New National ID Cards RFE/RL 27 Jan 2020 -- Iran has made it impossible for followers of the Baha'i faith to obtain a new national identification card unless they renounce their religion.
- Iranian President Rouhani: We Should Not Let Trump Succeed in Damaging National Unity Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- Washington introduced new sanctions against the Islamic Republic last week, imposing new sanctions on petroleum companies and two people, claiming they were helping Iran to bypass US restrictions.
- Under fire for presidency bid, Bolivia interim leader asks all ministers to resign Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- Bolivia's interim leader Jeanine Anez has asked all cabinet ministers to resign months ahead of general elections amid growing criticisms of her bid to run for president despite an earlier pledge not to do so.
- France: Eastern Partnership Doesn't Mean EU Membership RFE/RL 27 Jan 2020 -- France has rejected suggestions that the Eastern Partnership could lead to European Union membership for countries included in the program, and insists that half of its future funding goes to environmental investments, according to two documents seen by RFE/RL.
- Kosovo, Serbia Make 'Good Progress' In Working Out Railway Deal Details RFE/RL 27 Jan 2020 -- Kosovo and Serbia have made progress in working out the details of a deal on restoring railway traffic between their capitals, according to the special U.S. envoy to the Balkan nations, a week after the former war foes reached an agreement to resume commercial flights.
- Lebanon's Parliament Adopts 2020 Budget - Reports Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- The Lebanese parliament has voted the 2020 budget bill into law, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) reported on Monday.
- Saudi foreign minister says Israeli residents cannot visit Arab kingdom Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- The Saudi foreign minister says residents of the Israeli regime are not welcome to visit the Arab country, a day after Tel Aviv announced that it would for the first time allow Israelis to travel to the kingdom under certain circumstances.
- Pakistan Arrests Leader of Social Movement Critical of Army VOA 17 Jan 2020 -- Authorities in Pakistan have arrested the leader of a social movement, which is campaigning against human rights abuses allegedly carried out by military forces during counterterrorism operations in areas near the border with Afghanistan.
- Europe Tour Boosts Venezuela's Guaido in Struggle Against Maduro VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- Efforts by Venezuelan parliamentary leader Juan Guaido to garner European support to unseat president Nicolas Maduro revealed divisions among EU governments as the United States ramped up pressures on Venezuela last week.
- Burundi's Ruling Party Picks Presidential Candidate for May Election VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- Ruling party CNDD-FDD has announced that Secretary-General Evariste Ndayishimiye will be its candidate for the presidential election slated for May.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 07 WHO 27 January 2020
- British nationals in Hubei Province: Foreign Office statement UK FCO 27 Jan 2020 -- The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issued an update to British nationals living in Hubei Province, China following the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus.
- Taiwan records fourth case of new coronavirus infection CNA 27 Jan 2020 -- A Taiwanese woman who had recently been to the Chinese city of Wuhan was diagnosed Sunday with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the fourth such confirmed case in Taiwan.
- Taiwan records fifth case of new coronavirus infection CNA 27 Jan 2020 -- Another Taiwanese woman who returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan has been diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the fifth such confirmed case in Taiwan, according to the Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Monday.
- China extends holidays, strengthens control of coronavirus epidemic Global Times 27 Jan 2020 -- China extended the Spring Festival holiday and postponed school openings on Monday, while transport restrictions have been adopted in various areas to further contain the coronavirus epidemic.
- Shanghai outlines steps taken to combat novel coronavirus outbreak in China Global Times 27 Jan 2020 -- Shanghai municipal government briefed media on its prevention and control of the novel coronavirus on Monday afternoon.
- Hubei suspends passport application to curb coronavirus outbreak Global Times 27 Jan 2020 -- The exit and entry department in central China's Hubei Province has suspended the services for the application of ordinary passports and exit-entry permits and endorsements for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to better control the spread of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
- China confident in ability to handle novel coronavirus outbreak: FM Global Times 27 Jan 2020 -- The Chinese government is taking resolute and effective measures to effectively prevent and control the novel coronavirus epidemic though scientific approaches and maintaining close cooperation with the World Health Organization and other international partners.
- Wuhan mayor ready to resign if it helps to contain coronavirus epidemic Global Times 27 Jan 2020 -- Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang said that he and the city's Party secretary are willing to resign if it helps to contain the novel coronavirus which originated from the city and had infected 2,744 and killed 80 as of Sunday midnight.
- Chinese health authority urges strict grassroots-level epidemic prevention measures amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak Global Times 27 Jan 2020 -- With the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in China soaring to 2,744 as of Sunday midnight, with 461 in critical condition and 80 dead, the key prevention task now is to prevent the spread of the epidemic and track down migrant people, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a daily briefing on Monday morning.
- China reports 2,744 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 80 deaths People's Daily 27 Jan 2020 -- Chinese health authorities announced Monday that 2,744 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including 461 in critical conditions, had been reported in the country by the end of Sunday.
- UN health agency team in China to strengthen partnership on coronavirus response UN News 27 Jan 2020 -- The head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is in China to discuss the novel coronavirus outbreak with senior Government officials.
- Health Workers in Wuhan Under Growing Risk as Medical Supplies Run Low VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- Hospitals in and around the center of China's coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan say they are running so low on medical supplies that doctors and nurses have been asked to wear substandard masks or diapers so that they wouldn't have to change protective suits so frequently.
- Trump Offers China 'Any Help' to Fight Coronavirus VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has offered China any help needed to combat a deadly outbreak of a coronavirus that has killed 81 people.
- Cambodia Confirms First Coronavirus Case VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- The Cambodian Ministry of Health confirmed Monday evening the first case of the novel coronavirus in the country's coastal province of Preah Sihanouk.
- Chinese Premier Visits Wuhan as Virus Death Toll Hits 80 VOA 27 Jan 2020 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the city of Wuhan on Monday to meet with health officials and examine the response to the outbreak of a coronavirus that has killed 80 people.
- Cambodia Latest Regional Neighbor to Confirm Case of Coronavirus Traced to China's Wuhan City Radio Free Asia 27 Jan 2020 -- Cambodia became the latest country to confirm a case of coronavirus on Monday, announcing that a Chinese national in the coastal city of Sihanoukville has been infected in the outbreak that has been traced to Wuhan city, in central China's Hubei province.
- Vigilantism Takes Hold in Central China as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises Radio Free Asia 27 Jan 2020 -- Residents of areas surrounding the virus-hit Chinese province of Hubei have walled off streets and highways with bricks and other obstructions in a bid to stop people fleeing areas worst-hit by the epidemic, as the death toll from the coronavirus passed 80 on Monday.
- In Tibetan Areas of China, New Infections Appear Radio Free Asia 27 Jan 2020 -- Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection have begun to climb in Tibetan areas of China, with three cases now reported in northwestern China's Qinghai province and two in the Kardze (in Chinese, Ganzi) prefecture of neighboring Sichuan, Chinese media sources say.
- Xi: Rely on people to win battle against epidemic PLA Daily 27 Jan 2020 -- China must rely on the people to win the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic, President Xi Jinping said Monday.
- PLA gives full support to civil efforts to win anti-virus battle PLA Daily 27 Jan 2020 -- A train loaded with the first batch of emergency medical supplies allocated by the Chinese military from Shenyang of Liaoning Province and Heze of Shandong Province arrived at the Hankou railway station in Wuhan, Hubei Province on Sunday morning. These emergency medical supplies included 10000 sets of class-C protective clothing and 3760 bottles of ethyl alcohol.
- China virus toll rises; foreign states trying to evacuate nationals from epicenter Wuhan Press TV 27 Jan 2020 -- The death toll from the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has surpassed 80, with authorities in Beijing warning that the mysterious virus is "getting stronger" despite unprecedented quarantine measures and travel lockdowns.
- Fifth Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Australia - NSW Chief Health Officer Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- A fifth case of the deadly coronavirus virus has been confirmed in Australia, Chief Health Officer of New South Wales, Kerry Chant, said on Monday.
- Wuhan Authorities Closing City Borders Until End of Month Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- Chinese citizens will not be allowed to enter or leave the city of Wuhan, where the current coronavirus outbreak started, until the end of the month, the city's migration authorities said in a statement on Monday.
- Germany Confirms First Case of New Chinese Coronavirus - Ministry of Health Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- On Monday, the World Health Organization changed the global risk degree of the deadly coronavirus from "moderate" to "high," as the total number of 2019-nCoV confirmed cases globally as of Sunday reached 2,014, including 1,985 in China.
- First New Coronavirus Death Registered in Beijing Sputnik 27 Jan 2020 -- The first death caused by a new coronavirus was registered in the Chinese capital of Beijing, the local healthcare committee said Monday.
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