12 June 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- NATO launches Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum NATO 12 Jun 2020 -- NATO today (12 June 2020) launches its first ever Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum (CTRC). It supports interested Allies and partner countries in enhancing their capacities to develop national skills and improve counter-terrorism strategies.
- Guard helps safeguard primary election against cyber threats Army News 12 Jun 2020 -- Members of the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) Defense Cyber Operations – Element (Cyber Team) helped safeguard the state's June 9 primary elections and will provide critical support through the November general election cycle.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 144 WHO 12 Jun 2020
- WHO Emergencies Press Conference on coronavirus disease outbreak - 12 June 2020 WHO 12 Jun 2020
- Global COVID-19 tally tops 7.2 million: WHO People's Daily 12 Jun 2020 -- The global caseload of COVID-19 has risen to 7,273,958, including 413,372 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late Thursday.
- Health experts concerned about indirect effects of COVID-19 on women and youth UN News 12 Jun 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about its impact on women, children and young people.
- UN Agencies Warn COVID-19 Could Plunge Millions of Children into Forced Labor VOA 12 Jun 2020 -- A joint report by the International Labor Organization and U.N. Children's Fund warns that millions of children are likely to be pushed into forced labor because of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The two agencies launched a report, titled, "COVID-19 and Child Labor: A Time of Crisis" to mark World Day Against Child Labor, June 12.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 12 Jun 2020
- California Public Health Officials Provide COVID-19 Update California Department of Public Health 12 Jun 2020
- COVID Cases Rise While US States Ease Restrictions VOA 12 Jun 2020 -- As more U.S. states roll back their COVID-19 restrictions, Johns Hopkins University reports least 20 states have seen a rise in new cases in the last two weeks, prompting health officials to warn the virus is far from done.
- Puerto Rico Moves to Relax Most Coronavirus Restrictions VOA 12 Jun 2020 -- Puerto Rico's governor is suspending almost all restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
- U.S. reports daily increase of over 900 deaths from coronavirus Global Times 12 Jun 2020 -- The United States has reported 941 additional fatalities from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing nationwide death toll to 113,774, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo's COVID-19 Update: New York Has the Nation's Lowest Rate of Transmission New York State 12 Jun 2020
- Spike in COVID-19 Cases in Some US States Still Part of 'First Wave,' Experts Warn Sputnik 12 Jun 2020 -- The surge in COVID-19 cases seen in about half a dozen US states is not the beginning of a "second wave" of the disease, but rather is still part of the first wave, scientists and infectious disease specialists recently told CNBC.
- Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 12 Jun 2020
- Alabama, Romania strengthen ties through COVID-19 response Army News 12 Jun 2020 -- The Alabama National Guard hosted a delegation of civilian and military personnel from its partner nation, Romania, from the end of May through early June.
- W.Va. Guard, Peruvian military share best COVID-19 practices Army News 12 Jun 2020 -- Leadership of the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) held a video conference call with their State Partnership Program (SPP) counterparts in Perú to discuss COVID-19 military response efforts and best practices June 11.
- Navy Sets Rules for Lifting COVID-19 Travel Restrictions NNS 12 Jun 2020 -- The Navy announced a phased plan for resuming official travel and transfers as well as allowing local commanders greater leeway in granting personal leave and liberty.
- Relative of COVID-19 Victim in China Takes Legal Action Against Local Governments VOA 12 Jun 2020 -- A Chinese citizen whose father died from COVID-19 in a Wuhan hospital has sued to hold the hospital, the city and provincial governments responsible. Zhang Hai is alleging negligence and a deliberate cover-up of the disease caused by the coronavirus.
- Hubei lowers COVID-19 emergency response to third level Global Times 12 Jun 2020 -- Hubei, China's hardest-hit province by the COVID-19 pandemic, will lower its emergency response to the novel coronavirus epidemic from the second to the third level starting Saturday, a local official announced on Friday.
- Beijing officials urged to maintain 'wartime' status after new domestically transmitted COVID-19 case reported Global Times 12 Jun 2020 -- Beijing authorities have tightened COVID-19 control measures, keeping some public venues such as cinemas and karaoke bars closed after a new coronavirus patient was reported on Thursday. The route of transmission remains unclear, sending a warning the capital should stay alert for sporadic locally transmitted cases.
- Six COVID-19 patients undergo free lung transplants in China Global Times 12 Jun 2020 -- At least six COVID-19 patients have undergone lung transplants in China as a final option to save virus patients in critical condition, with medical costs totaling more than 7 million yuan ($1.1 million), which was covered by the government.
- Coronavirus detected on chopping board for imported salmon in Beijing market Global Times 12 Jun 2020 -- Beijing reported two new COVID-19 cases on Friday, a day after the city reported its first domestically transmitted case in eight weeks, raising concerns of a possible resurgence of the coronavirus in the Chinese capital city.
- Coronavirus-infected toilet water found infecting Guangzhou residents Global Times 12 Jun 2020 -- Environmental pollution caused by coronavirus-infected fecal water caused more COVID-19 infections, an investigation on a cluster of infections in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, showed.
- Beijing reports 2 more newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 12 Jun 2020 -- Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Beijing, one day after a case was reported on Thursday, the municipal government said Friday.
- Shanghai reports five new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 12 Jun 2020 -- Shanghai reported five new imported COVID-19 cases and zero increase in locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the municipal health commission said Friday.
- China's Hubei reports no new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 12 Jun 2020 -- No new confirmed, asymptomatic or suspected COVID-19 cases were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Thursday, the provincial health commission said Friday.
- Close contacts of Beijing's new COVID-19 case test negative People's Daily 12 Jun 2020 -- The two close contacts of Beijing's newly reported COVID-19 case tested negative in nucleic acid and antibody testing, local health authorities said Friday.
- Beijing reports one new confirmed COVID-19 case People's Daily 12 Jun 2020 -- A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Beijing, local government sources said Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports 7 new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 12 Jun 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Friday that it received reports of seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Thursday, of which six were imported from overseas.
- Four COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 12 Jun 2020 -- Four COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Thursday, the National Health Commission said Friday.
- Chinese mainland reports 6 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 12 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported six new imported COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,803, the National Health Commission said Friday.
- Beijing Authorities Reintroduce Ban on Sporting Events Due to New COVID-19 Cases in City Sputnik 12 Jun 2020 -- On 11 June 2020, as part of Allied responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkey delivered around 75,000 protective masks and dozens of sets of medical equipment, including observation monitors, ventilators, oxygen regulators and concentrators, laryngoscopes, aspirators and aspirator kits, defibrillators, PCR machines, nebulizers and diagnostic test kits to the Afghan health authorities.
- EU Mobilizes Nearly $1.1 Billion in COVID-19 Aid For Eastern Partnership Countries Sputnik 12 Jun 2020 -- The European Union has mobilized nearly one billion euros ($1.1 billion) in funds and equipment to help the countries of the Eastern Partnership combat the epidemiological and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi said Thursday.
- Italy Resumes all Professional Sport Competitions VOA 12 Jun 2020 -- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced Thursday night that all professional sport competition in the country will resume starting Friday -- but without fans attending, to prevent the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
- RAF completes COVID support task at Kinloss UK MOD 12 Jun 2020 -- 3 RAF Puma helicopters deployed to Kinloss Barracks to support the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) in the coronavirus fight head back to their Oxfordshire base.
- India Reports Nearly 11,000 COVID-19 Cases in 24-Hours VOA 12 Jun 2020 -- India reported nearly 11,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a 24-hour period Friday, the largest one-day jump to date.
- UPDATES ON COVID-19 India PIB 12 Jun 2020
- India's Apex Court Raps 4 States Over Covid-19 Mismanagement Sputnik 12 Jun 2020 -- India's COVID-19 infection rate has been spiralling rapidly and it now stands in fourth place globally with a caseload of close to 300,000, behind only the US, Brazil and Russia. Maharashtra has the highest number of cases, followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu.
- COVID-19 kills 75 more Iranians over past 24 hours: Official IRNA 12 Jun 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Friday that some 75 more Iranians have died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours.
- 3921 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Reported, Critical Cases Rose to 1820, in KSA SPA 12 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health statement announced here today that the tally of confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), rose to 119,943 cases as new 3921 confirmed cases were reported.
- MND finds flawed COVID-19 prevention measures on Navy ship CNA 12 Jun 2020 -- Several health procedures on board a Navy ship that was plagued by COVID-19 cases after it returned to Taiwan from a goodwill mission to Palau in April were flawed, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Friday.
- COVID-19 caseload tops 800,000, deaths surpass 40,000 in Brazil Global Times 12 Jun 2020 -- Brazil's total confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 800,000 and the death toll surpassed 40,000 on Thursday, local media quoted data from the country's health ministry as saying.
- Brazilians Dig Mock Graves, Demand Change of Attitude from Bolsonaro amid Soaring COVID-19 Cases Sputnik 12 Jun 2020 -- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for downplaying the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic and opposing attempts to impose quarantines, curfews and social distancing, in a country with the second highest number of confirmed cases globally.
- Coronavirus response: Turkey delivers critical medical aid to Afghanistan in response to global pandemic NATO 12 Jun 2020 -- NATO today (12 June 2020) launches its first ever Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum (CTRC). It supports interested Allies and partner countries in enhancing their capacities to develop national skills and improve counter-terrorism strategies.
- Amid COVID-19 and climate change, UNHCR appeals for $186 million for Sahel refugee and displacement crisis UN News 12 Jun 2020 -- The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has issued an urgent appeal for $186 million to provide lifesaving protection and assistance in the Sahel amidst fears that the conflict in the vast African region – exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic – will spread.
- Amidst COVID-19 challenges, UN 'remains operational' across Central Africa UN News 12 Jun 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic has compounded increasing economic, social and humanitarian challenges facing States and regional institutions across Central Africa, the regional UN envoy told the Security Council on Friday.
- COVID-19: Armenia Extends State Of Emergency; Ukraine's First Lady Tests Positive RFE/RL 12 Jun 2020 -- The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 422,000 with more than 7.5 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the respiratory illness.
- Morocco Reports 73 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 12 Jun 2020 -- Morocco reported 73 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 8610, while the fatalities' tally increased to 212 after recording one new case of death.
- WHO: Coronavirus Hitting the Americas Hardest SPA 12 Jun 2020 -- The Americas are bearing the brunt of the global coronavirus pandemic at present, Reuters quoted the World Health Organization (WHO) as saying on Friday, with North and South America currently having four of the 10 worst hit countries in the world.
- Coronavirus Spreading Fast in Developing World VOA 12 Jun 2020 -- Developing countries now account for three-quarters of the 100,000 daily new coronavirus cases that authorities around the world are reporting. The steady rise is alarming, according to the World Health Organization, as many epidemiologists say they think the figures are being underreported.
- COVID-19 Spread Speeding up in Africa, WHO says VOA 12 Jun 2020 -- The World Health Organization said the rate of infection of the novel coronavirus is accelerating across Africa.
- Tourists, Jamaicans Returning to Island after Tuesday Face Mandatory Coronavirus Testing VOA 12 Jun 2020 -- Thousands of tourists are due to begin arriving in Jamaica on Tuesday as the country gradually moves to reopen amid the coronavirus outbreak.
- China donates second batch of anti-COVID-19 medical supplies to Zimbabwe Global Times 12 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese government on Thursday donated a second batch of anti-COVID-19 medical supplies to Zimbabwe amid a spike in the number of cases in the southern African country in recent weeks.
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