23 June 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Acid Bath Threat Prompts Fall of a Roma Crime Clan VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- One mafia ex-wife was threatened with an acid bath. Another found herself menaced regularly with a knife to her throat, wielded by her own mother-in-law, the boss of Rome's legendary Roma – or Gypsy - crime clan.
- Boogaloo Boys Aim to Provoke 2nd US Civil War VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- In April, three U.S. military veterans in the state of Nevada began plotting attacks on government targets to bring about a second American civil war – what they called the "Boogaloo."
- Remarks by President Trump in Press Gaggle After the Commemoration of the 200th Mile of New Border Wall | San Luis, AZ The White House 23 Jun 2020
- Remarks by President Trump in Roundtable on Border Security | Yuma, AZ The White House 23 Jun 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 155 WHO 23 Jun 2020
- COVID-19 Pandemic Still Growing, WHO Says VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- The World Health Organization says the coronavirus pandemic is still growing even as countries start to ease lockdowns and other restrictions.
- WHO expert says COVID-19 well-established at global level People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- A World Health Organization (WHO) expert said Monday that in light of the accelerating increase in new cases -- especially in some populous countries -- the COVID-19 pandemic is now well-established at a global level.
- WHO urges balance between protection against COVID-19, minimizing social damage People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) urged on Monday a delicate balance between protection against COVID-19 and minimizing social, economic damage therewith, as global daily new cases keeps hitting new record.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 23 Jun 2020
- Ahead of Trump Rally, Fauci Pleads Against Large Gatherings VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- As crowds gathered at a rally for President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's top infectious disease doctor called the gathering a bad idea.
- Fauci Says He Was Not Asked to Slow US Coronavirus Testing VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday he and other members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force have not been instructed to slow down testing for the virus as President Donald Trump says he has done.
- US Health Officials Testify About White House Coronavirus Response VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- Top U.S. public health officials are testifying before a congressional panel Tuesday as parts of the country grapple with a surge in new confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
- African Americans nearly 4 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19: data Global Times 23 Jun 2020 -- Among people with Medicare, African Americans were nearly four times more likely than white Americans to be hospitalized with COVID-19, according to federal data released on Monday.
- US "has hamstrung itself" in response to COVID-19 pandemic: media Global Times 23 Jun 2020 -- The United States "has hamstrung itself" by "piecemeal, politicized approach" in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, US media reported Monday, citing public heath experts.
- US COVID-19 deaths surpass 120,000 amid soaring new cases Global Times 23 Jun 2020 -- US COVID-19 deaths surpassed 120,000 on Monday with nearly 2.3 million infections, while new cases continue to increase across the country over three months into the pandemic.
- New York City moves into phase two of reopening Global Times 23 Jun 2020 -- New York City entered phase two of reopening on Monday, marking a major milestone of the city's fight against COVID-19.
- U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpass 120,000 amid soaring new cases People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpassed 120,000 on Monday with nearly 2.3 million infections, while new cases continue to increase across the country over three months into the pandemic.
- COVID-19 spreading at "unacceptable rate" in Texas, governor says People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- COVID-19 is spreading at an unacceptable rate in the U.S. state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott said Monday, while stressing that closing down the state again will be the last option.
- U.S. "has hamstrung itself" in response to COVID-19 pandemic: media People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- The United States "has hamstrung itself" by "piecemeal, politicized approach" in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. media reported Monday, citing public heath experts.
- Beijing deliveryman who sends 50 orders per day confirmed with COVID-19 Global Times 23 Jun 2020 -- A deliveryman from China's leading food delivery platform ele.me in Beijing was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, the first case in the food delivery industry to have been confirmed in the capital, sparking widespread public concerns as residents rely heavily on delivery services for necessities amid the epidemic.
- Fear of community transmission rises in Beijing Global Times 23 Jun 2020 -- After COVID-19 patients having no relationship to the Xinfadi market were detected in Beijing, fear of community transmission has been rising in the city, even though health experts believe the latest outbreak has reached a plateau.
- New kit to be used for secondary testing of Beijing's key clusters after isolation Global Times 23 Jun 2020 -- Beijing will arrange a second test for key clusters who are about to be released from medical observation, as the epidemic situation in the capital city is still grim and complex. Virologists revealed that new high-accuracy testing kits are being used.
- Beijing epidemic not second outbreak, cases likely to drop: top expert People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- Yang Gonghuan, former vice director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told the Global Times on Monday that the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Beijing is on a small scale and not the start of second wave of the epidemic, adding that the cases will continue to decline.
- Hong Kong reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, 1,161 in total People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported on Monday 30 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total in Hong Kong to 1,161.
- Chinese mainland reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Tuesday that it received reports of 22 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Monday, of whom 13 were domestically transmitted and nine were imported.
- Beijing takes measures to intensify epidemic prevention People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- Beijing has rolled out various measures to build a solid line of defense in the battle against the COVID-19 epidemic by plugging the loopholes in epidemic response and raising the standards of epidemic control.
- Chinese mainland reports 9 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported nine new imported COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,885, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Beijing reports 13 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- Beijing reported 13 newly confirmed domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases, two suspected cases and one asymptomatic case on Monday, the municipal health commission said Tuesday.
- COVID-19 'contained' as new cases drop in Beijing People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- Beijing has effectively kept the coronavirus outbreak from spreading and new local cases are decreasing as the capital uses multiple measures to reduce infections, a senior municipal official said on Monday.
- Beijing tightens COVID-19 screening on construction sites People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- Authorities in Beijing said on Monday they had launched a blanket search and testing campaign among the city's construction sites, where three confirmed COVID-19 cases emerged.
- Britain Further Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tuesday announced plans to further relax COVID-19 restrictions, including the opening of pubs, restaurants and hair salons beginning July 4.
- UK government daily coronavirus briefings to end Press TV 23 Jun 2020 -- The British government has announced it will stop its daily coronavirus briefings. A statement from 10 Downing Street proclaimed that this evening's new conference will be the last to be held on a daily basis.
- Portuguese Government Reinstates Restrictions Amid New COVID-19 Cases in Lisbon Sputnik 23 Jun 2020 -- The international press has called the Portuguese case a 'miracle' because of the country's success in fighting the coronavirus. However, Portugal is now reinstating restrictive measures in Lisbon and the metropolitan area amid new confirmed COVID-19 cases.
- Address to the Nation President of Russia 23 Jun 2020
- Putin Says COVID-19 Hit Global Economy Hard, Provoking Global Recession Sputnik 23 Jun 2020 -- The coronavirus epidemic has dealt a huge blow to the global economy, provoking global recession, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
- COVID-19 Updates India PIB 23 Jun 2020
- UPDATES ON COVID-19 India PIB 23 Jun 2020
- 50,000 Made in India Ventilators under PM CARES Fund to fight COVID-19 India PIB 23 Jun 2020 -- PM CARES Fund Trust has allocated Rs. 2000 crore for supply of 50000 'Made-in-India' ventilators to government run COVID hospitals in all States/UTs. Further, a sum of Rs. 1000 crore has been allocated for the welfare of migrant labourers.
- COVID-19 deaths surpass 14,000 in India, total cases 440,215 People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- Deaths due to COVID-19 crossed the 14,000 mark, reaching 14,011, as the total cases reached 440,215 in India, said the latest data issued by the federal health ministry on Tuesday.
- India Says Only 1,340 Ventilators Delivered to States as Part of Controversial PMCARES Fund Sputnik 23 Jun 2020 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a dedicated COVID-19 relief fund named PMCARES in March. However, the fund has come under fire from the opposition Congress party who say it lacks transparency.
- COVID-19 kills another 121 Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 23 Jun 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 121 more Iranians have died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 9,863.
- Saudi Arabia Restricts Hajj to 'Small, Limited' Number Due to COVID-19 VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- Saudi Arabia says the annual hajj pilgrimage, which usually draws more than 2 million Muslims from around the world, will be limited this year to a few thousand from within the kingdom due to COVID-19.
- Spokesperson of Health Ministry: 3,139 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 23 Jun 2020 -- Assistant Minister of Health and Spokesperson of the Health Ministry Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali said in a statement today that 3,139 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 164,144 cases, including 52,913 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,122 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 4,710 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 109,885.
- Health, Hajj Ministers: Saudi Arabia is Keen on Pilgrims' Safety SPA 23 Jun 2020 -- The Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammad bin Saleh Benten has emphasized that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has the honor of serving millions of pilgrims every year by facilitating all procedures to enable all Muslims of different nationalities to perform Hajj. It also has provided them with the best health and security services.
- COVID-19 upends 'entire generation' of 600 million South Asian children UN News 23 Jun 2020 -- Without urgent action, COVID-19 will continue to unravel decades of progress across South Asia, destroying the "hopes and futures of an entire generation", warns a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF.
- COVID-19 Harming 600 Million Children in South Asia, UNICEF Says VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- The coronavirus is threatening the livelihoods of 600 million children in South Asia, UNICEF said in a report released Tuesday.
- Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 10,000 Global Times 23 Jun 2020 -- A total of 195 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Morocco on Monday, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,172.
- Chinese medical team wraps up COVID-19 combating mission in Bangladesh Global Times 23 Jun 2020 -- A team of Chinese medical experts sent by the Chinese government concluded its COVID-19 combating mission in Bangladesh on Monday.
- Aussie health minister hints possible lockdown in COVID-19 hotspots People's Daily 23 Jun 2020 -- Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt has flagged that COVID-19 hotspots could be locked down to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Coronavirus 'Out Of Control' In Turkmenistan, Medics Claim RFE/RL 23 Jun 2020 -- Authorities in Turkmenistan are battling to keep a coronavirus "outbreak" secret as infection numbers rise in the only Central Asian state that continues to insist it is COVID-19-free, medical professionals there have told RFE/RL.
- COVID-19: Bishkek City Mayor Temporarily Steps Down After Testing Positive RFE/RL 23 Jun 2020 -- The global death toll from the coronavirus is almost 473,000, with more than 9.1 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the respiratory illness.
- Kazakh Activist Convicted Of Criticizing Government's Coronavirus Response RFE/RL 23 Jun 2020 -- An activist who criticized Kazakhstan's ruling party on social media has been convicted of spreading "false information" about the coronavirus and banned from social or political activism for five years, even as the government itself warns of a worsening outbreak.
- Devastating South Sudan coronavirus deaths,'a tragedy that can be prevented', Security Council hears UN News 23 Jun 2020 -- South Sudan is facing the twin threat of COVID-19 and an uptick in violence that risks unravelling a fragile ceasefire and derailing the peace process, the top UN official in the country says. Briefing the Security Council on Tuesday, David Shearer said that so far, nearly 2,000 cases of novel coronavirus - and 35 deaths - have been recorded in South Sudan.
- Cameroon's Aid Workers Welcome High Profile Calls for COVID-19 Cease-fire VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- Cameroonian aid and health workers have welcomed calls by Nobel Peace laureates and former heads of state for a COVID-19 cease-fire in the country's troubled western regions. Fighting between Cameroon's military and rebels has forced over a thousand health and aid workers to flee, putting tens of thousands of patients at risk in the middle of the pandemic. Cameroon has so far confirmed 12,321 infections and 309 deaths from the virus.
- Peru Reopens Shopping Centers with Restrictions Closed for Months Over COVID-19 Spread VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- Shopping malls in Peru are welcoming customers for the first time in just over three months.
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