03 June 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Message to the Department - Support to Civil Authorities DoD 03 Jun 2020 -- Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper released a message to the Department of Defense regarding its continued support to civil authorities, June 2.
- Secretary of Defense Esper Addresses Reporters Regarding Civil Unrest DoD 03 Jun 2020 -- Secretary Of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper
- DOD Official: National Guard Is First Choice in Response to Civil Unrest DoD News 03 Jun 2020 -- Governors in 28 states have called on the National Guard to support first responders in the wake of civil unrest and protests across the nation following the death of George Floyd.
- Secretary Says He Does Not Support Invoking Insurrection Act DoD News 03 Jun 2020 -- Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said he doesn't support invoking the Insurrection Act, which would allow active-duty service members to act as law enforcement in quelling unrest in American cities.
- White House Says Trump Prepared to Invoke Insurrection Act VOA 03 Jun 2020 -- U.S. President Donald Trump "has sole authority to invoke the Insurrection Act" and "if needed, he will use it," White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Wednesday afternoon.
- Pentagon Chief Breaks With Trump on Use of Military to Quell Protests VOA 03 Jun 2020 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he does not support using the military to quell protests around the country, as suggested earlier this week by U.S. President Donald Trump.
- US senator moves to curb Trump's 'vague authority' to use military against protesters Press TV 03 Jun 2020 -- Legislation is being introduced in the US Congress to limit President Donald Trump's authority to use military forces against protesters, seeking justice for George Floyd, an African American killed by a white police officer last week.
- Pentagon chief breaks with Trump on using military to crush protests Press TV 03 Jun 2020 -- US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has broken with President Donald Trump on using the country's military forces to crush protests, seeking justice for George Floyd, an African American killed by a white police officer recently.
- US Defence Secretary Mark Esper Explains His Part in Trump's Church Photo-Op Sputnik 03 Jun 2020 -- The US Defence Secretary has faced heavy criticism after accompanying President Donald Trump in a prearranged photo opportunity in front of St. John's Episcopal Church, where protesters had been dispersed with tear gas, rubber bullets and flash-bang grenades ahead of the president's visit.
- Pentagon Moves 1,600 Troops to Washington DC Region Amid Violence at Floyd Protests Sputnik 03 Jun 2020 -- The move followed orders by US President Donald Trump to maximize a US military presence on the streets of Washington DC in an attempt to curb violence during protests over the death of George Floyd.
- Senate Republicans Launch Investigation Into Origins of Russia Probe VOA 03 Jun 2020 -- Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his decision to open a special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, telling a Senate panel Wednesday that while there was "reasonable suspicion" for the probe, he should not have signed an application for a surveillance warrant against a Trump campaign adviser.
- WHO chief updates journalists on Ebola outbreak, COVID-19 treatment study UN News 03 Jun 2020 -- Nearly 50 staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners arrived in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, location of the country's latest Ebola outbreak.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 135 WHO 03 Jun 2020
- WHO Emergencies Press Conference on coronavirus disease outbreak - 03 June 2020 WHO 03 Jun 2020
- Coronavirus pandemic: Global cases pass 6.38mn mark, over 379K dead Press TV 03 Jun 2020 -- More than 6.38 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 around the world, and some 379,131 people have died of the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 03 Jun 2020
- Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 03 Jun 2020
- Army Targets COVID-19 Vaccine by End of Year, Human Testing in Summer DoD News 03 Jun 2020 -- The global race to field a lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine may be nearing its last lap, as the Army aims for a vaccine by the end of this year, the force's top medical research officer said.
- Mass protests in U.S. may speed up COVID-19 transmission, experts warn People's Daily 03 Jun 2020 -- As tens of thousands of demonstrators continue to take to the streets across the United States to protest the killing of George Floyd, an African American who died in police custody last week, health experts warned that mass gatherings may speed up COVID-19 transmission.
- Secretary Pompeo's Call with Partners on COVID-19 US Dept. of State 03 Jun 2020
- Readout from the Vice President's Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Recovery The White House 03 Jun 2020
- Reports claiming China withheld virus info from WHO inconsistent with facts: Chinese FM Global Times 03 Jun 2020 -- China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday refuted Western media reports claiming that China delayed releasing coronavirus data and held it from the World Health Organization (WHO), saying the reports were "seriously inconsistent" with the facts.
- China's ethnic regions see far fewer COVID-19 cases than national average Global Times 03 Jun 2020 -- Unlike in the US, ethnic groups in China can always enjoy an equal test and treatment during the outbreak and their safety and health are a priority of the local government, said human rights experts.
- COVID-19 tests in Mudanjiang aim to identify carriers Global Times 03 Jun 2020 -- Mudanjiang, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, is conducting free nucleic acid tests on all its residents to identify COVID-19 infections and get a thorough understanding of the number of asymptomatic carriers, the second city in China to do so after Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.
- Chinese mainland reports 1 new imported COVID-19 case People's Daily 03 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported one new imported COVID-19 case Tuesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,762, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 03 Jun 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Wednesday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Tuesday.
- China's Hubei reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 03 Jun 2020 -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Tuesday, the provincial health commission said Wednesday.
- HKSAR gov't to be cautious, prudent in reviewing existing COVID-19 measures: chief executive People's Daily 03 Jun 2020 -- Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that the SAR government would adopt a very cautious and prudent approach in dealing with the various measure already put in place to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Wuhan spends 900 mln yuan on citywide COVID-19 tests People's Daily 03 Jun 2020 -- Wuhan forked out 900 million yuan (126 mln U.S. dollars) on a citywide testing drive to screen novel coronavirus infections, executive deputy mayor Hu Yabo told a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
- Wuhan screens nearly 10 million people in citywide COVID-19 tests People's Daily 03 Jun 2020 -- Wuhan, in central China's Hubei Province, tested nearly 10 million residents in a 19-day drive to screen for novel coronavirus infections, with officials hailing the effort as ending "psychological lockdown" for the virus-ravaged city.
- PM statement at the coronavirus press conference: 3 June 2020 Gov.UK 03 Jun 2020 -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement at the coronavirus press conference on 3 June 2020.
- Scientists Warn of Dangers as Britain Eases COVID-19 Lockdown VOA 03 Jun 2020 -- Britain this week eased its lockdown rules, with some students returning to school and many families allowed to meet for the first time since March, when the measures were brought in to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
- Germany to Lift COVID Travel Warning June 15 VOA 03 Jun 2020 -- The German government announced Wednesday it will lift its COVID-related travel warning for European countries on June 15 but that it will still advise against travel to some areas where quarantine rules remain in effect.
- Germany Says Coronavirus Infections Rise by 342 to 182,370 SPA 03 Jun 2020 -- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 342 to 182,370, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
- Top Swedish Scientist Defends Country's 'Soft' COVID Approach VOA 03 Jun 2020 -- Sweden's chief epidemiologist Wednesday defended his country's controversial "soft" COVID-19 strategy, in which Sweden never totally shut down, but admitted the country could have done some things better.
- France reports 107 new single-day deaths from COVID-19 Global Times 03 Jun 2020 -- With 107 COVID-19 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, France's total death toll from the coronavirus-caused disease rose to 28,940 on Tuesday, official figures showed.
- 'I Put On My Spacesuit And Go Off To Save The World': Buryat Bodybuilder Spends Lockdown Helping COVID-19 Patients In Moscow RFE/RL 03 Jun 2020 -- People around the world have spent their idle weeks in lockdown baking sourdough bread, learning to knit, or just zoning out with television and video games. But for 35-year-old Aldar, who requested his last name not be used or his face shown in this article, that was not enough.
- Updates on COVID-19 India PIB 03 Jun 2020
- COVID-19 Infections Rise Nearly 500% in Pakistan VOA 03 Jun 2020 -- Health officials in Pakistan said Wednesday two more lawmakers have died after contracting the coronavirus, as the national tally of infections has risen by nearly 500% over the past month.
- Official: COVID-19 kills 70 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 03 Jun 2020 -- Head of Iranian Health Ministry's Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Wednesday that some 70 more Iranians died because of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and 125,206 people out of a total of 160,696 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered, but, unfortunately, the total number of deaths reached 8,012.
- Ministry of Interior Announces Additional Preventive Protocols to Limit COVID-19 Spread for Several Sectors SPA 03 Jun 2020 -- An official source at the Ministry of Interior stated that, in addition to the precautionary measures and preventive protocols for the sectors announced on 6/10/1441 AH, the Ministry of Interior announces the precautionary measures and additional preventive protocols for several sectors to limit the spread of COVID-19 that covers the period to 28 Shawwal 1441 AH corresponding to 20 June 2020 AD.
- Health Ministry: Critical Cases of COVID-19 Surpass 1300 SPA 03 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 2171 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 91,182 cases, including 22,444 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1321 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 2,369 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 68,159.
- No new COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan Wednesday CNA 03 Jun 2020 -- Taiwan reported no new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus on Wednesday, leaving the total number of cases at 443 since the pandemic emerged late last year, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- COVID-19 rules to be eased after June 7 on trains, domestic flights CNA 03 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Wednesday that it plans to relax its COVID-19 control measures on trains and domestic flights after June 7, as the disease has been slowing in Taiwan.
- Taiwan may enter clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine by year-end: CECC CNA 03 Jun 2020 -- Five research facilities and biotechnology companies in Taiwan are currently developing vaccines for the COVID-19 coronavirus, most of which are expected to enter clinical trials by the end of this year, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday.
- Coronavirus response: essential supplies airlifted to Poland NATO 03 Jun 2020 -- The NATO-supported Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) executed a mission to Wroclaw today (3 June 2020), bringing 75 tonnes of equipment to Poland to help stem the spread of COVID-19. The AN-124 flight delivered face shields, a mask-making machine, protective clothing, and medical gloves. Requested by Poland's Ministry of National Defence, this marks the fifth SALIS mission carried out in 2020 to support Poland's efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. In total, Poland has airlifted 299 tonnes of medical supplies through this programme.
- Chinese military provides more medical supplies to help Laos fight COVID-19 PLA Daily 03 Jun 2020 -- The second batch of medical supplies, provided by China's Ministry of National Defense to its Lao counterpart for the fight against COVID-19, was handed over in the Wattay International Airport of Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday.
- COVID-19: Azerbaijan Makes Masks Mandatory; Kazakh Restaurant Owners, Employees Demand Restrictions Be Lifted RFE/RL 03 Jun 2020 -- The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 380,000 with more than 6.4 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness.
- Malaysia Reports 93 New Coronavirus Cases, No New Deaths SPA 03 Jun 2020 -- Malaysian health authorities reported 93 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, raising the cumulative total to 7,970.
- Morocco Reports 44 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 03 Jun 2020 -- Morocco today reported 44 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 7910, while the fatalities' tally increased to 206 after recording no new case of death, according to Morocco Press Agency (MAP).
- Indonesia Reports 684 New Coronavirus Infections, 35 Deaths SPA 03 Jun 2020 -- Indonesia reported 684 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in the Southeast Asian country to 28,233, said health ministry official Achmad Yurianto, according to Reuters.
- UN chief underlines need to protect refugees and migrants in COVID-19 pandemic UN News 03 Jun 2020 -- The UN Secretary-General has expressed hope that the COVID-19 crisis will lead to a rethinking of how the world supports refugees, migrants and internally displaced people.
- How COVID Is Affecting Elections in Africa VOA 03 Jun 2020 -- The novel coronavirus has complicated the election-year calendar for Africa, as elsewhere, prompting some polling delays, suspensions and uncertainties. It also has created openings for leaders to exploit fears and tighten their grips on power, political observers say.
- Brazil Posts New Record of Coronavirus Deaths in Single Day VOA 03 Jun 2020 -- Brazil announced Tuesday that it has recorded another one-day record of coronavirus deaths.
- Singapore Begins to Lift Lockdown on Battered Economy VOA 03 Jun 2020 -- Singaporeans got perms and car repairs Tuesday when the first phase of life after lockdown began, but that will not be enough economic activity to stave off what looks to be the worst recession in the state's history.
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