14 February 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Remarks by President Trump to National Border Patrol Council Members The White House 14 Feb 2020
- On-The-Record Discussion on Drug-Trafficking DoD 14 Feb 2020 -- Robert G. Salesses, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities
- Report: Iranian Hackers Still Targeting Western Universities RFE/RL 14 Feb 2020 -- Government-backed Iranian hackers have targeted universities in Europe, the United States, and Australia in the past months, consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has found, according to Dutch broadcaster NOS.
- Newly licensed vaccine, 'milestone in the fight' against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency UN News 14 Feb 2020 -- Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to "cement hard-fought progress" in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 25 WHO 14 February 2020
- WHO Emergencies Press Conference on coronavirus disease outbreak - 14 February 2020 WHO
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus must generate 'solidarity not stigma' UN News 14 Feb 2020 -- Investing in preparedness is the smartest way to ensure that the coronavirus and other disease outbreaks are "identified and stopped quickly", the UN health agency said on Friday.
- Chinese public reflects on Wuhan's illness that led to virus crisis Global Times 14 Feb 2020 -- The nightmare of a SARS-like coronavirus returned to China, causing over 55,000 infections and killing more than 1,300 so far. The outbreak has also raised questions about what should have been done by the provincial-level government to prevent such a huge crisis and what challenges it has brought to re-examine the country's top-down emergency responding mechanism by fixing loopholes.
- Too early for optimism despite drop in new virus cases Global Times 14 Feb 2020 -- Daily reports of confirmed novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, plunged on Thursday following a dramatic surge the previous day. Experts believe the shift was due to the local government's adoption of a new method to diagnose the COVID-19, which allowed hospitals to clear a backlog of suspected cases.
- Over 1,700 medical staff infected with novel coronavirus in China People's Daily 14 Feb 2020 -- A total of 1,716 Chinese medical workers had been infected with the novel coronavirus by Feb. 11, accounting for 3.8 percent of the overall confirmed cases in China, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Friday.
- China's Hubei reports 4,823 new coronavirus cases People's Daily 14 Feb 2020 -- Hubei Province, center of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 4,823 new confirmed cases and 116 new deaths Thursday, according to the provincial health commission on Friday.
- Funeral Homes in China's Wuhan 'Working 24/7 to Cremate Bodies' Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- Funeral homes in central China are working round the clock to cremate bodies during the coronavirus epidemic, while advertising to recruit manual workers to collect dead bodies from people's homes by night, RFA has learned.
- Coronavirus Cases Climb to 38 in Tawu County, 'Hardest-Hit' Tibetan Area Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Sichuan's Tawu county have now jumped to 38, with most patients among that total number found within three families, Chinese state media and other sources said on Friday.
- China Seeks to Divert Attention From Virus Mishandling With Dancing Xinjiang Minorities: Uyghur Exiles Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- Deploying ethnic minority medical staff from China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) to dance for patients infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a tactic by the government to divert public attention from its mishandling of the outbreak, members of the Uyghur exile community said after a viral video caused outrage this week.
- Xi: Nation can limit impact of epidemic People's Daily 14 Feb 2020 -- China can minimize the impact of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, maintain the country's momentum of economic development and work to achieve the goals and tasks for this year, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday evening.
- China's Epidemic Drives Dilemma For Energy Deliveries Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- As China's government battles the coronavirus and urges businesses to get back to work, it is setting a tough task for energy markets by calling for contingency plans in case production resumes with full force.
- Taiwan issues travel alert for Japan on coronavirus fears CNA 14 Feb 2020 -- Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday issued a basic Level 1 alert for travel to Japan after Tokyo announced several coronavirus (COVID-19) cases whose origins were unknown.
- Families of Taiwanese in Wuhan urge government to help their return CNA 14 Feb 2020 -- Dozens of friends and family members of Taiwanese citizens stuck in the coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan in China's Hubei Province rallied in downtown Taipei Friday to urge the Taiwan government to help their loved ones to get home.
- Elderly Taiwanese man on Diamond Princess hospitalized with Wuhan virus CNA 14 Feb 2020 -- An 85-year-old Taiwanese passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise liner, which is quarantined off the Japanese city of Yokohama due to an onboard outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), was admitted to hospital in Japan on Friday with the deadly virus, according to his son.
- Russia Halts All Charter Flights To And From China Due To Coronavirus RFE/RL 14 Feb 2020 -- All charter flights from Russia to China have been stopped as of February 14 due to the spread of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
- Myanmar Government, NGOs Try to Help Wary Workers Stranded in China's Wuhan Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- Thousands of undocumented migrant workers from Myanmar are stuck in and around the Chinese city of Wuhan, under lockdown for weeks because of the highly contagious coronavirus, with travel in and out of the area temporarily halted, according to a diplomat and Myanmar labor rights groups.
- Taiwan Family Members Hit Out at Island's Government Over Repatriation Delay Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- Family members of Taiwanese nationals stuck in China called on their government to bring their relatives back to the democratic island on Friday, as Taipei accused Beijing of dragging its feet on a second evacuation flight from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, at the heart of the COVID-19 epidemic.
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