09 July 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Germany Sees Right-Wing Extremism as Top Security Threat VOA 09 Jul 2020 -- Germany's interior minister said Thursday right-wing extremism represents the biggest security threat to the nation, as Germany saw a significant increase far-right activities in the past year.
- Guardsmen Protected Americans' Rights of Speech and Assembly, Esper Says DoD News 09 Jul 2020 -- Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper told the House Armed Services Committee today that National Guardsmen protected Americans' right to peaceably assemble and petition the government in the wake of some violent protests following the death of George Floyd. A Minneapolis police officer has subsequently been charged with his murder.
- Chinese Embassy warns of unknown pneumonia deadlier than COVID-19 in Kazakhstan Global Times 09 Jul 2020 -- The Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan on Thursday warned Chinese citizens living in the country of a local pneumonia of unknown cause, which has a "much higher" fatality rate than COVID-19.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 171 WHO 09 Jul 2020
- Independent WHO Panel to Investigate Global COVID-19 Response VOA 09 Jul 2020 -- The World Health Organization is launching an independent investigation into the global response to the coronavirus pandemic after some countries appear to have done a better job at tackling the outbreak than others.
- WHO Launches Independent Pandemic Response Evaluation Panel VOA 09 Jul 2020 -- The World Health Organization Thursday named former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to lead an independent panel to evaluate the agency's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- WHO: Airborne COVID-19 Transmission Can Occur During Medical Procedures SPA 09 Jul 2020 -- Airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can occur during medical procedures that generate aerosols, Reuters quoted the World Health Organization (WHO) as saying today.
- Global leaders discuss comprehensive approaches to responding to COVID-19 People's Daily 09 Jul 2020 -- More than 50 heads of state and government, alongside global employers and trade union leaders, gathered on Wednesday for a global summit to discuss comprehensive approaches to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as the world of work has been plunged into unprecedented crisis.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 09 Jul 2020
- Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic New York State 09 Jul 2020
- WHO official calls U.S. withdrawal decision "very unfortunate" People's Daily 09 Jul 2020 -- The U.S. decision to quit the World Health Organization (WHO) is "very unfortunate"and "it will not bode well for any stakeholder" if relations are severed, the United Nations (UN) agency's top official in Turkey said.
- U.S. WHO withdrawal damages global COVID-19 fight: spokesperson People's Daily 09 Jul 2020 -- Official withdrawal by the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO) is a move that damages the global fight against COVID-19, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.
- US Agency, Despite Trump Complaint, Won't Change School Reopening Guidelines VOA 09 Jul 2020 -- A top U.S. health official signaled Thursday he has no plans to relax guidelines for how the nearly 100,000 public schools in the country can reopen safely in the coming weeks in the face of the surging coronavirus pandemic, even though President Donald Trump complained that the standards are too tough, expensive and "very impractical."
- As US COVID-19 Cases Rise, Deaths Flat, for Now VOA 09 Jul 2020 -- The number of people infected with the coronavirus is rising sharply in the United States. But the number of people dying is flat.
- US Sets Another Daily Record for COVID-19 Infections VOA 09 Jul 2020 -- The novel coronavirus pandemic has reached a new milestone, with more than 12 million confirmed infections, according to the online tracker created by Johns Hopkins University.
- White House pushes to reopen schools as U.S. COVID-19 cases top 3 mln People's Daily 09 Jul 2020 -- White House on Wednesday continued to push states to reopen schools in the fall as the country's COVID-19 cases passed 3 million with over 132,000 deaths.
- California reports biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases People's Daily 09 Jul 2020 -- California reported on Wednesday the biggest daily jump of 11,694 COVID-19 cases as the positivity rate and hospitalization rate are trending upward in the 14-day average in the most populous U.S. state.
- US steps up COVID-19 vaccines, therapies development as caseload tops 3 mln Global Times 09 Jul 2020 -- The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced the establishment of a new clinical trials network on Wednesday aiming to step up vaccines and monoclonal antibodies testing, as the country's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 3 million.
- US hits record high in daily COVID-19 cases as outbreak prompts tough actions Press TV 09 Jul 2020 -- The United States has hit yet another record single-day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases as the new coronavirus continues to rage in hot spots across the country, prompting authorities to adopt strict face-mask order in the hardest-hit states.
- Beijing continues to discharge COVID-19 patients as pandemic wreaks global havoc Global Times 09 Jul 2020 -- As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc in other regions around the globe, Beijing has repeatedly sent out good news - on Wednesday alone, a total of 32 patients in the capital city were cured and discharged from hospitals, the highest number in a single day since the recent outbreak which started in mid-June.
- Beijing reports no new confirmed domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases for 3rd consecutive day People's Daily 09 Jul 2020 -- Beijing on Wednesday reported no new confirmed domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19, the municipal health commission said Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 09 Jul 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Thursday that it received reports of nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Wednesday and all of them were imported.
- Chinese mainland reports 9 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 09 Jul 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported nine new imported COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,958, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- China seeks international COVID-19 research projects cooperation People's Daily 09 Jul 2020 -- China plans to support international cooperation research projects on drugs, vaccines, test kits, and traditional Chinese medicine to fight COVID-19.
- Britain to Reopen Outdoor Music, Theater Venues Saturday VOA 09 Jul 2020 -- The British government on Thursday announced plans to reopen outdoor theaters and music venues Saturday and fitness facilities July 25.
- UK Government Allocates £15 Billion for Personal Protective Equipment for NHS Staff Sputnik 09 Jul 2020 -- Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in his summer update that the government would be spending almost £50 billion on public spending, with over £30 billion of that amount allocated to the NHS. This comes the same day as he unveiled a further £30 billion recovery package to help kick start the UK's economy.
- Explainer: How Did Serbia Become Europe's Flash Point For Anti-Lockdown Anger? RFE/RL 09 Jul 2020 -- Serbia this week was the scene of the worst violence in Europe thus far over a government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Serbian Government Backs Off Curfew, Adopts Other Virus Measures After Protests RFE/RL 09 Jul 2020 -- Serbia's COVID-19 crisis team has declared several new measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, but will not implement a curfew after a second night of clashes in Belgrade fueled by public anger over the government's response to the pandemic.
- Serbia Imposes Covid-19 Restrictions on Belgrade, But No Curfew SPA 09 Jul 2020 -- Serbian authorities today banned all public gatherings in Belgrade in a bid to reduce the novel coronavirus infection rate.
- Russia Reports More Than 6,500 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 09 Jul 2020 -- Russia on Thursday reported 6,509 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing its official nationwide tally to 707,301, the fourth largest caseload in the world, Reuters reported.
- UPDATES on COVID-19 India PIB 09 Jul 2020
- Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs 18th meeting of Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 India PIB 09 Jul 2020 -- The 18th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 was held under the chairpersonship of Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare by a video-conference, here today.
- Modi outlines steps to revive economy as pandemic crisis deepens Press TV 09 Jul 2020 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recounted some steps taken by his administration so far to revive the struggling economy as the country of 1.3 billion is facing its worst financial crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- COVID-19 kills 221 more in Iran IRNA 09 Jul 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Thursday that some 221 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 12,305.
- President urges reinstating smart restrictions proportionate to each region IRNA 09 Jul 2020 -- President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that given the authorities delegated to governors general, restrictions should be applied intelligently and in proportion to the causes of the outbreak in each region.
- Frustrated Iran Health Minister Warns Of 'Insurrection' Amid Pandemic Radio Farda 09 Jul 2020 -- In highly charged comments the Islamic Republic health minister barraged top Iranian officials with criticism on Wednesday, July 8, accusing them of "negligence," having no economic plan, and "losing control" over the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the country.
- Tokyo Reports Daily Record of 224 New COVID Cases VOA 09 Jul 2020 -- Tokyo reported a daily record 224 new cases of the coronavirus Thursday, topping the previous record of 206 new infections in mid-April, when Japan was under a state of emergency.
- Health Ministry Spokesperson: 3,183 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 09 Jul 2020 -- Assistant Minister of Health and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali said in a statement today that 3,183 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 223,327 cases, including 60,131 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,225 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
- Scotland to lift mandatory quarantine for travelers from Taiwan CNA 09 Jul 2020 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday that it welcomed a decision by the Scottish government to list Taiwan as one of the lower-risk destinations for COVID-19, which means that travelers arriving from Taiwan will be conditionally exempted from a 14-day quarantine requirement.
- Cabinet plans to add NT$200 billion for COVID-19 relief CNA 09 Jul 2020 -- Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday directed that the government's COVID-19 relief funds be expanded by adding an additional budget of approximately NT$200 billion (US$6.79 billion), according to Cabinet spokesman Ting Yi-ming (丁怡銘).
- Turkey reports 1,041 new COVID-19 cases, 208,938 in total Global Times 09 Jul 2020 -- Turkey's COVID-19 cases increased by 1,041 on Wednesday, while the total cases climbed to 208,938, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
- COVID-19: Turkish Embassy Official Dies Of Pneumonia In 'Coronavirus-Free' Turkmenistan RFE/RL 09 Jul 2020 -- The global death toll from the coronavirus is over 550,000, with more than 12 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the respiratory illness.
- 'Virus Free' North Korea Fires Health Officials for Quarantine Failures Radio Free Asia 09 Jul 2020 -- North Korea has fired senior health officials responsible for the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic after a meeting called by leader Kim Jong Un last week assessed their failures, even as the country officially claims to be virus free, sources in the country told RFA.
- Philippines Could End in 'Deep Sh*t' If Anti-Coronavirus Restrictions Fully Lifted, Duterte Says Sputnik 09 Jul 2020 -- As Duterte explained, his country doesn't have "enough money to address the pandemic" and thus needs to "be very circumspect" when it comes to reopening its economy.
- Address 'unprecedented' impact of coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean, urges Guterres UN News 09 Jul 2020 -- As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, Latin America and the Caribbean have become a "hotspot of the pandemic", the UN chief said on Thursday, releasing a new policy initiative on how best to recover in a region already embroiled in poverty, hunger, unemployment and inequality.
- Bolivia Hospitals Treating Coronavirus Patients at Capacity VOA 09 Jul 2020 -- Hospitals treating coronavirus patients in Bolivia's two largest cities, La Paz and El Alto, are overwhelmed by the demand.
- Nigeria Resumes Domestic Flights Amid Pandemic VOA 09 Jul 2020 -- Officials in Nigeria say domestic flights are now available for the first time since restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus began.
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