01 June 2020 Security News
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- Statement by the President The White House 01 Jun 2020
- At least 125 press freedom violations reported over 3 days of U.S. protests CPJ 01 Jun 2020 -- Local and state authorities in the U.S. must stop targeting journalists and media workers covering protests and ensure that the press is exempt from any curfew restrictions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
- Department of Defense Officials Brief Reporters on the Department's Response to Civil Unrest DoD 01 Jun 2020 -- Two Senior Defense Officials
- Trump Announces US Military Will Deploy in States That Don't Use National Guard To Stop Protests Sputnik 01 Jun 2020 -- US President Donald Trump on Monday said he would deploy US military to states that don't use the National Guard in sufficient numbers to dominate the streets as protests against police brutality rage across America.
- Trump 'Mobilizing' Civilian, Military Resources to Quell Protests VOA 14 Jun 2020 -- Declaring "acts of domestic terror" have been committed by violent demonstrators, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed Monday evening to end "the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country."
- Trump Exhorts Governors to Dominate Amid Violence VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- Governors have received a lecture from U.S. President Donald Trump, the defense secretary and the attorney general, exhorting them to get tough with unruly protesters on the streets of America's cities.
- What Is US Military's Role in Times of Civil Unrest? VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- More than 17,000 members of the U.S. National Guard are supporting state and local law enforcement, as they respond to civil unrest in 23 U.S. States.
- DR Congo Health Minister Reports Fresh Outbreak of Ebola Sputnik 01 Jun 2020 -- A new outbreak of Ebola has been reported in the city of Mbandaka in the northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Health Minister Eteni Longondo said at a press conference.
- WHO Confirms New Ebola Outbreak in Northwest DRC VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- The World Health Organization on Monday confirmed a second outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, just as an initial outbreak appeared to be ending.
- WHO to support DR Congo as Ebola resurfaces in the northwest UN News 01 Jun 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) will assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it confronts a new Ebola outbreak in the northwest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and other challenges, agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
- DOD Signed Memorandum of Understanding With Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Board DoD 01 Jun 2020 -- On March 23, 2020, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Ms. Ellen Lord, and Mr. Ty Schieber, Chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Board (CMMC-AB), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that established the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of each organization to help ensure a cyber-safe, cyber-secure and cyber-resilient defense industrial base.
- Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program Offer for Information to Bring Venezuelan National to Justice US Dept. of State 01 Jun 2020 -- Today the U. S. Department of State announces a reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Venezuelan national Joselit de la Trinidad Ramirez Camacho for participating in transnational organized crime.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 133 WHO 01 Jun 2020
- WHO Emergencies Press Conference on coronavirus disease outbreak - 01 June 2020 WHO 01 Jun 2020
- WHO Declares Latin America the New COVID Epicenter VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- Latin America is the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization declared Monday, as the region's daily death rate now exceeds that in either the United States or Europe.
- COVID-19 disrupting services to treat non-communicable diseases, WHO survey finds UN News 01 Jun 2020 -- The fight against COVID-19 has severely disrupted services to prevent and treat cancer, diabetes, hypertension and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which kill more than 40 million people each year, according to a new survey published on Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Latest on coronavirus: Global cases pass 6.1m, over 372k dead Press TV 01 Jun 2020 -- Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows over 6,170,500 people have so far been infected with the new coronavirus around the world, while more than 372,000 others have died of the viral disease, known as COVID-19.
- Is Coronavirus Weakening? VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- A study conducted by a major hospital in Milan, Italy, has found that the viral load present in people who now test positive for the coronavirus is decreasing, suggesting the infection may be weakening, according to doctors, whose findings have been greeted with skepticism.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 01 Jun 2020
- Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19 DHS 01 Jun 2020
- DOD Supports Partner Nations With COVID-19 Mitigation Assistance DoD News 01 Jun 2020 -- The Defense Department's Cooperative Threat Reduction Program has supported COVID-19 requests for assistance from 13 nations totaling about $2.9 million, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction David Lasseter, whose office provides strategic guidance for the program to ensure mission alignment with broader National Defense Strategy objectives.
- Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 01 Jun 2020
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Announces Western New York Expected to Enter Phase 2 of Reopening Tomorrow and Capital Region Expected to Enter Phase 2 of Reopening on June 3 New York State 01 Jun 2020
- New York Protests Threaten City's COVID-19 Progress VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- As New York City approaches the end of its nearly three-month lockdown to contain the coronavirus, large protests over the death of George Floyd threaten health gains, and instances of violence and looting have alarmed officials.
- China's Wuhan Tests 11 Million for COVID-19 VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese city of Wuhan said it has tested its entire population of 11 million people for COVID-19, part of an ambitious national plan to restore public confidence and get the country's economy restarted.
- Statistics speak louder, Trump's accusation over China's incompetence in handling virus contrary to fact: Chinese FM Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- China's Foreign Ministry rebuked US President Donald Trump's accusation that the world suffers from COVID-19 because of China's malfeasance, saying that the allegation disrespects Chinese people's efforts and sacrifice in their fight against the pandemic and statistics from the two countries' battle against the virus speak for themselves.
- Wuhan reports zero COVID-19 asymptomatic patients for first time Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- Health authorities in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province reported zero new cases of COVID-19 silent carriers on Monday for the first time since the city started publishing asymptomatic cases.
- China's Hubei reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Central China's Hubei Province reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases and asymptomatic cases on Sunday, the provincial health commission said Monday.
- Wuhan reports no new asymptomatic cases for 1st time People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Wuhan, the city in central China's Hubei Province previously hard hit by the novel coronavirus, reported no new asymptomatic cases Sunday, the first time since the provincial capital released figures on the virus carriers showing no symptoms.
- Chinese mainland reports 16 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported 16 new imported COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,756, the National Health Commission said Monday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Monday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Sunday.
- China Reports 16 New Coronavirus Cases VS 2 A Day Earlier SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- China reported 16 new coronavirus cases for May 31, the highest since May 11 and up from 2 cases reported a day earlier, the country's health commission reported, according to Reuters.
- EU should assume more responsibility in global fight against pandemic, says Merkel People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- The European Union (EU) should assume more global responsibility in the coronavirus crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
- Italy's death toll from coronavirus rises by 75 to 33,415 People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Seventy-five more COVID-19 patients had died in the past 24 hours in Italy, bringing the country's toll to 33,415, out of total infection cases of 233,019, according to fresh figures on Sunday.
- UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 38,489 as another 113 patients die People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Another 113 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Saturday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 38,489, British Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick said Sunday.
- Germany's Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Rise by 333 to 181,815 SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 333 to 181,815, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday, Reuters reported.
- Scotland Could Enforce New COVID-19 Restrictions VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned citizens Monday her government may be forced to enforce new restrictions after a weekend of good weather prompted many people to violate social distancing rules.
- COVID Pandemic Adds to Pressure on Hungarian Media VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- When the coronavirus pandemic came to Hungary in March, media freedom in the country was already on life support. The consolidation of news organizations into the hands of a few government allies, and financial pressure placed on independent outlets, had led to a degree of media control described by Reporters Without Borders as "unprecedented" in the European Union.
- Armenian PM, Family Test Positive for Coronavirus VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced Monday he and his family tested positive for the coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease.
- Moscow Vaccine Claim Questioned As Researchers Press Forward In Race Against Coronavirus RFE/RL 01 Jun 2020 -- Lockdowns and social distancing, masks and regular handwashing, expanded coronavirus testing, contact tracing - all form part of public-health strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 until one or more vaccines can be created to end the crisis.
- Russia Reports 9,035 New Coronavirus Infections SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- Russia on Monday reported 9,035 new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the nationwide tally of infections to 414,878, according to Reuters.
- UPDATES ON COVID-19 India PIB 01 Jun 2020
- Mumbai to remain under lockdown with few relaxations till June 30 Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- Mumbai will remain under lockdown till June 30 following extension of restrictions by India's western state of Maharashtra on Sunday amid relaxations as part of its phased unlocking plan.
- To Open the Borders or Not? Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal Seeks Public Suggestions Amid COVID-19 Spike Sputnik 01 Jun 2020 -- India has become the seventh worst-affected country in the world with 190,535 positive COVID-19 cases and its national capital Delhi the second worst-hit area in the country with 19,844 cases. As the lockdown 5.0 relaxations come into force, the national capital's chief is still wondering whether to open the borders or not.
- 670,800 suspected coronavirus cases in Pakistan's Lahore: Report IRNA 01 Jun 2020 -- As Pakistan's coronavirus cases cross 72,000-mark, the provincial Punjab government has revealed that there are an estimated 670,800 coronavirus cases in provincial capital and country's second-largest city Lahore.
- Official: 81 more Iranians die from COVID-19 over past 24 hours IRNA 01 Jun 2020 -- The head of Iranian Health Ministry's Public Relations Office said on Monday that 81 more Iranians died from coronavirus over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 7,878.
- WHO: COVID-19 Significantly Impacts Health Services for Noncommunicable Diseases SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- Prevention and treatment services for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been severely disrupted since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a WHO survey released today. The survey, which was completed by 155 countries during a 3-week period in May, confirmed that the impact is global, but that low-income countries are most affected.
- Ministry of Health: 1,881 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 1,881 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 87,142 cases, including 22,311 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 461 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 1,864 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 64,306.
- Taiwan reports one new COVID-19 case Monday CNA 01 Jun 2020 -- One new case of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease was reported in Taiwan on Monday, breaking a two-day stretch of no new confirmed infections in the country, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan willing to share mobile technology to combat COVID-19 pandemic CNA 01 Jun 2020 -- Taiwan has devised various mobile apps to help combat the COVID-19 coronavirus and is offering to share the technology with other countries, the Central Epidemic Command Center said Monday.
- Convenience stores in Taiwan begin selling unrationed surgical masks CNA 01 Jun 2020 -- Major convenience store chains in Taiwan announced recently that they would be selling or allowing customers to pre-order surgical masks at their stores this week.
- Taiwan-made rapid test for COVID-19 may be available by year-end: NHRI CNA 01 Jun 2020 -- Two Taiwanese research institutes said Monday that they are likely to have a rapid diagnostic test for the COVID-19 coronavirus ready for the market by the end of the year.
- Taiwan reports no locally infected COVID-19 cases for 49 days People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Taiwan has reported no locally infected COVID-19 cases for 49 days, the island's epidemic monitoring agency said Sunday.
- US Sends 2 Million Doses of Hydroxychloroquine to Brazil to Fight Coronavirus VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- The White House announced Sunday that it has delivered two million doses of hydroxychloroquine, or HCQ, to Brazil to help the South American country in its fight against the coronavirus.
- Brazil's coronavirus cases surpass half a million SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil has exceeded 500,000, according to official statistics published on Sunday, Russian News Agency (TASS) reported.
- U.S. sends Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine despite risks People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- The United States has delivered 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil, the two governments announced on Sunday, days after the World Health Organization (WHO) halted the anti-malaria drug's clinical trials over safety concerns.
- Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 500,000, death toll nears 30,000 Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- Brazil on Sunday said its nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 514,84 after 16,409 people tested positive in the past 24 hours, while the death toll neared 30,000.
- Philippines Allows Soft Post-Lockdown Reopening to Avert Dire Economic Fall VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- The Philippine government lifted some of its strictest coronavirus containment measures Monday in what observers called a bid to salvage an economy battered by unemployment and new signs of poverty.
- Philippines Confirms 3 More Deaths from Coronavirus, 552 New Cases SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- The Philippine health ministry on Monday reported three new deaths and 552 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
- Malaysia Reports 38 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- Malaysia today reported 38 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7857, according to Reuters.
- Malaysia Struggles to Shake COVID-19 as PM Quarantines, Challenges Mount VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- In Malaysia the challenges keep piling on. The new prime minister went into a COVID-19 quarantine, even as he tries to crush rivals' Game-of-Thrones-style attempt at his job. Hordes broke travel restrictions to celebrate Ramadan, leading to fears of a virus surge. And the economy has contracted, an outcome exacerbated by decreasing income from fallen oil prices.
- Central and South America now 'intense zones' for COVID-19 transmission UN News 01 Jun 2020 -- Greater solidarity must be shown to Central and South American countries which have become "the intense zones" for COVID-19 transmission, a top official with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
- China provides medical supplies to Jordan against COVID-19 Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- Jordan and China on Sunday signed an agreement under which China donated a batch of medical supplies to the kingdom to help combat the coronavirus.
- Bangladesh slowly hits restart button on economic activities after two-month lockdown Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- Offices, businesses and transports resumed in Bangladesh Sunday on a limited scale after being suspended for over two months following the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Peru confirms 8,805 new COVID-19 cases as total hits 164,476 Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- Peru reported 8,805 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 135 new deaths on Sunday, bringing the total caseload of infections to 164,476 and the death toll to 4,506.
- COVID-19 may double poverty in West Bank, World Bank warns Press TV 01 Jun 2020 -- The World Bank has warned about the devastating economic ramifications of the new coronavirus in the occupied Palestinian territories.
- COVID-19: Armenian PM, Family Test Positive; Russian Airlines Allowed To Fill Planes RFE/RL 01 Jun 2020 -- The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 370,000 with more than 6.1 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness.
- Indonesia Reports 467 New Coronavirus Cases, 28 Deaths SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- Indonesia reported on Monday 467 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases to 26,940, said Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto, according to Reuters.
- Singapore Confirms 408 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- Singapore confirmed 408 new coronavirus cases on Monday, its health ministry said, bringing the city-state's tally to 35,292, Reuters reported.
- Kuwait confirms 719 more coronavirus cases, 9 fatalities SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced 719 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 27762, while eight deaths were reported as well, bringing the fatalities' toll up to 220, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
- Cameroon Opens Schools Amid COVID-19 Spike VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- Schools and universities in Cameroon have opened Monday with hundreds of thousands going to class, despite the number of COVID-19 infections continuing to increase. Cameroon so far has 6,380 confirmed cases of the virus with 273 deaths. But officials say the increasing number of recoveries from the virus and health measures taken at schools makes them confident that they can handle the pandemic.
- COVID-19 Infections Rise 684% in Afghanistan VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- COVID-19 infections in Afghanistan rose by 684% in May, the International Rescue Committee said in a statement Monday.
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