11 June 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Top US General Says He Was Wrong to Walk With Trump For Photo Op During Protests Sputnik 11 Jun 2020 -- Walking with President Donald Trump to St John's Church in Washington DC on 1 June for a photo opportunity after the area was forcefully cleared of protesters was a mistake, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley said on Thursday.
- Top US general regrets joining Trump at church photo op during protests Press TV 11 Jun 2020 -- The top US military officer says he made a mistake by joining President Donald Trump as he walked to a church for a photo opportunity, staged after the area was forcefully cleared of protesters marching against racism and police brutality.
- USS Preble Interdicts 2,000 Kg of Cocaine NNS 11 Jun 2020 -- The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized 100 bales of suspected cocaine worth over $40 million June 2.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 143 WHO 11 Jun 2020
- WHO calls for more research on asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 People's Daily 11 Jun 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said that more research needs to be done to better understand the extent to which COVID-19 is being spread by people who don't show symptoms.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 11 Jun 2020
- Cal Guard's Joint Task Force-79 mobilized for civil unrest in Los Angeles Army News 11 Jun 2020 -- The warning order (WARNO) went out May 30 on a Saturday evening to all 17,000 citizen-Soldiers and Airmen of California National Guard.
- DOD's Health Care Chief Discusses Pivot to Counter COVID-19 DoD News 11 Jun 2020 -- The coronavirus has shined a light onto the capabilities of the military health care system, and medics are responding, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said.
- Briefing With Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Ricardo Colon On the Role of Diplomatic Security in Combatting Transnational Crime US Dept. of State 11 Jun 2020
- First Widespread US COVID-19 Vaccine Tests Set for July VOA 11 Jun 2020 -- A U.S. biotechnology company says it will make the first widespread tests of a possible coronavirus vaccine next month.
- VOA Interview: Fauci Optimistic About COVID Vaccine; Urges Protesters to Wear Masks VOA 11 Jun 2020 -- As U.S. cases of COVID-19 passed two million, VOA's Russian service discussed the pandemic with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Fauci urged those taking part in protests around the country to protect themselves and wear a mask. The wide-ranging interview also touched on states' reopening and efforts to find a vaccine. Below is an edited transcript.
- US Tops 2 Million Total Coronavirus Cases, Johns Hopkins Reports VOA 11 Jun 2020 -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has gone over the 2 million mark, by far the world's highest number, Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus resource center said Thursday.
- US coronavirus cases pass 2 million as experts warn of more deaths Press TV 11 Jun 2020 -- US coronavirus caseload has surpassed two million on Wednesday amid dire prediction over the virus death toll in the country.
- US coronavirus cases may reach 3m by July: research Global Times 11 Jun 2020 -- After becoming the only country to have hit the 1 million mark in confirmed coronavirus cases, the US now has seen that number double. However, a greater pain is yet to come, according to Chinese analysts who believe that with the continuing large-scale domestic protests and presidential campaign to be resumed next week, the US is likely to see the number surpassing 3 million in about a month and will not be free of new cases by the end of the year.
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Announces Five Regions Will Enter Phase Three of Reopening Tomorrow New York State 11 Jun 2020
- U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 2 mln - Johns Hopkins University People's Daily 11 Jun 2020 -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed the 2 million mark Wednesday to reach 2,000,464 as of 11:33 p.m. local time (0333 GMT Thursday), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
- Hubei CDCs will have greater power, more income Global Times 11 Jun 2020 -- Central China's Hubei Province has enhanced the role of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by allowing chiefs of these institutes to join health authorities at the same level and granting those centers more freedom to adjust salaries and run medical services in a bid to reform the public health system.
- Beijing reports new domestic COVID-19 infection after 55 consecutive days of zero cases Global Times 11 Jun 2020 -- Beijing reported a domestic COVID-19 case on Thursday, after reporting zero new domestic cases for 55 consecutive days as of Wednesday.
- Beijing builds regular COVID-19 monitoring system amid concerns of disease rebound in winter Global Times 11 Jun 2020 -- Beijing is building a regular COVID-19 monitoring system amid other measures to improve its public health system to prepare for a possible rebound of the disease in autumn and winter.
- Chinese confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on first chartered flight from India Global Times 11 Jun 2020 -- One Chinese national was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 in Shanghai after arriving on a chartered flight from India on Tuesday, health authorities reported Thursday.
- Shanghai reports six new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 Jun 2020 -- Shanghai reported six new imported COVID-19 cases and zero increase in locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday.
- China's Hubei reports no new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 Jun 2020 -- No new confirmed, asymptomatic or suspected COVID-19 cases were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Wednesday, the provincial health commission said Thursday.
- Hong Kong reports no new COVID-19 cases, 1,107 in total People's Daily 11 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 4:00 p.m. local time Wednesday and the total number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong remained at 1,107.
- Chinese mainland reports 11 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported 11 new imported COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,797, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- Britain Faces Grim Coronavirus Forecast VOA 11 Jun 2020 -- The British government is facing strong criticism for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, as the latest forecasts suggest the economy could be the worst-hit globally. Britain has the world's second-highest death toll from the virus and is emerging from its lockdown later than most of Europe.
- EU countries move to further reopen borders Global Times 11 Jun 2020 -- Some European Union member states have announced new steps to reopen their borders with the improvement of the COVID-19 situation inside their countries.
- COVID-19: Russian Cases Pass Half-Million Mark, Death Toll Exceeds 6,500 RFE/RL 11 Jun 2020 -- The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 416,000 with more than 7.3 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the respiratory illness.
- As Russia Lifts Lockdowns, Expanded Surveillance Network May Remain RFE/RL 11 Jun 2020 -- When Marina Khublarova, a Russian mother of seven, experienced coronavirus symptoms in late April, she called the local health service to report them.
- UPDATES ON COVID-19 India PIB 11 Jun 2020
- Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviews preparedness for Covid-19 Management in Maharashtra through Video Conferencing India PIB 11 Jun 2020 -- Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare held a high level meeting today (via Video Conferencing) with Shri Rajesh Tope, Health Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Amit Deshmukh, Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra and DMs of COVID-19 affected districts of Maharashtra in presence of Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS (HFW). Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW), Shri Rajesh Bhushan, OSD (HFW) along with the senior officials from both Centre and the States were present in the meeting.
- Some 78 more Iranians die from coronavirus over past 24 hours IRNA 11 Jun 2020 -- Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Thursday that 78 more Iranians died from coronavirus over the past 24 hours bringing the total number of deaths to 8,584.
- South Korea Officials Warn of 2nd COVID-19 Wave as Seoul Sees New Cases VOA 11 Jun 2020 -- South Korean Health officials are warning action must be taken to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 in that country after a resurgence of infections in the Seoul region.
- Ministry of Health: 3,733 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 11 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 3,733 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 116,021 cases, including 35,145 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,738 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 2,065 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 80,019.
- COVID-19 in Africa: WHO urges constant vigilance as cases top 200,000 UN News 11 Jun 2020 -- COVID-19 is accelerating in Africa, with more than 200,000 cases and more than 5,600 deaths, the regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday.
- WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic is Accelerating in Africa VOA 11 Jun 2020 -- The World Health Organization reports the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating in Africa and moving from the continent's large capital cities into the remote rural areas where it will be more difficult to contain the spread of the disease. Globally, there were more than seven million coronavirus infections Wednesday, including more than 400,000 deaths.
- Coronavirus Poses Leadership Test for Africa's Heads of State VOA 11 Jun 2020 -- As Burundi enters a period of mourning for President Pierre Nkurunziza, who died Tuesday, his leadership during the coronavirus pandemic is being scrutinized.
- Ethiopia Races to Stave Off Coronavirus in Refugee Camps VOA 11 Jun 2020 -- Tens of thousands of refugees from Eritrea are at risk of contracting the coronavirus after the first case was found in one of Ethiopia's largest refugee camps. Experts and humanitarian workers say conditions in four northern camps holding approximately 100,000 Eritrean refugees are ideal for the virus to spread with people living close to each other in confined spaces.
- After Missteps, Turkey Tames Coronavirus VOA 11 Jun 2020 -- Turkey has turned into a surprising coronavirus success story, despite fears that its outbreak – at one time one of the fastest growing in the world – would spin out of control and leave the country overwhelmed.
- Mexico City to Launch Aggressive Coronavirus-Testing Campaign VOA 11 Jun 2020 -- Mexico City is launching a massive COVID-19 testing program as it aims to begin reopening the capital city's economy.
- China provides anti-coronavirus medical aid to Libya Global Times 11 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese Embassy to Libya said on Wednesday that a shipment of Chinese medical aid will reach Libya in a few days to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Lao gov't announces initial victory over COVID-19 Global Times 11 Jun 2020 -- Lao government announced an initial victory in the battle against COVID-19 after all 19 patients infected by the virus were discharged from hospitals and no new cases were detected for 59 consecutive days.
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