13 July 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Media Report: US Frees Convicted Terror Financier as Part of Deal with Iran VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- A Lebanese businessman, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to violating U.S. sanctions, was released from U.S. federal prison last month and is now back in Lebanon, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a report by Reuters.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 175 WHO 13 Jul 2020
- WHO Emergencies Press Conference on coronavirus disease outbreak - 13 July 2020 WHO 13 Jul 2020
- WHO Warns 'No Return to Normal' Amid Pandemic VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday that there would be "no return to the old 'normal' for the foreseeable future" as COVID-19 cases rise across the globe.
- UN: COVID-19 Worsening World Hunger VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- The United Nations said Monday that 690 million people across the planet were undernourished last year, and an additional 83- to 132 million are at risk this year due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Women, Children Suffer as Health Care Resources Go to Fight COVID VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic has caused more than half a million deaths so far in its sweep around the world. What isn't included in this figure is the impact on the health of mothers and children who don't have the virus but are suffering.
- 'Don't make schools a political football': senior WHO official calls for data-based COVID-19 strategies UN News 13 Jul 2020 -- A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official on Monday, called for the question of school reopenings to be included as part of comprehensive, data-driven COVID-19 public health strategies, and not a politically-driven decision-making process.
- COVID-19: UN and partners work to ensure learning never stops for young refugees UN News 13 Jul 2020 -- Global advocates for refugees are pushing to ensure the COVID-19 pandemic does not derail efforts for displaced children and young people to continue learning and eventually return to a real classroom.
- WHO warns no return to normal life for 'foreseeable future' Press TV 13 Jul 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the prospect of returning to normal life will not be possible for the "foreseeable future" as many countries have untimely eased restrictions in their fight against the new coronavirus pandemic.
- Nearly 10 mln children "may never return to school" after COVID-19 pandemic: charity People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- Some 9.7 million children worldwide "could be forced out of school forever" by the end of this year, as a result of increasing poverty and budget cuts incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, London-headquartered charity Save the Children warned Monday.
- Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19 DHS 13 Jul 2020
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Announces New Data-Driven Guidance for Reopening Schools New York State 13 Jul 2020
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo On President Trump's Failure to Take Responsibility for COVID-19 Crisis: 'This Has Been Gross Negligence' New York State 13 Jul 2020
- Governor Cuomo Announces Travel Enforcement Operation at Airports Across The State to Help Ensure Travelers Are Following Quarantine Restrictions New York State 13 Jul 2020
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 13 Jul 2020
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 13 Jul 2020
- Trump on Fauci: 'I Don't Always Agree with Him' VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- President Donald Trump reiterated Monday that he has "a very good relationship" with Dr. Anthony Fauci despite weekend media reports that showed the administration undercutting one of the most prominent members of its coronavirus task force.
- New COVID Cases Complicate US Military Missions in Japan, South Korea VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- The U.S. inability to contain the coronavirus at home is beginning to have a bigger impact on U.S. military missions overseas, some analysts warned Monday, as infections among American service members surge in Japan and South Korea.
- Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 13 Jul 2020
- US, Japan Share Information About COVID-19 Surge at US Bases in Okinawa Sputnik 13 Jul 2020 -- Two US marine bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and Camp Hansen, were put on lockdown on Saturday in light of new COVID-10 clusters.
- US military puts marines in lockdown following coronavirus outbreak on Japan bases Press TV 13 Jul 2020 -- American military personnel in two US bases in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan have been put under lockdown after dozens of forces tested positive for COVID-19.
- 11 more U.S. soldiers in S.Korea test positive for COVID-19 People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- Eleven more U.S. soldiers in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Monday.
- Military Medicine Joining Forces to Fight COVID-19 All Around the World NNS 13 Jul 2020 -- From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts of Navy Medicine's research and development enterprise (NMR&D) to support everything from outbreak response to laboratory detection and warships to floating hospitals highlights the speed and relevance of military medical and scientific capabilities that help make the U.S. armed forces so strong.
- US Adds 60,000 More Coronavirus Cases as Surgeon General Urges People to Wear Masks VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- India set a new one-day record for its number of new coronavirus cases, while the United States continued to add to a surge in infections and Mexico surpassed Italy in COVID-19 deaths.
- White House Denies Disease Expert Anthony Fauci is Sidelined Amid Reports of Rift With Trump Sputnik 13 Jul 2020 -- In the course of government briefings, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has several times contradicted remarks made by US President Donald Trump on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, leading to reports from mainstream media that the two were involved in a rift.
- California Governor Issues Statewide Order to Shutter All Indoor Operations as COVID-19 Cases Soar Sputnik 13 Jul 2020 -- California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday the closing of all indoor operations across all counties in multiple sectors as COVID-19 cases in the state surge.
- Eighteen US States Sue to Block Trump Rule for In-Person Classes for Foreign Students Sputnik 13 Jul 2020 -- A group of 18 US states sued to halt the Trump administration rule that threatens to bar hundreds of thousands of international students from studying at universities in the United States and plan to rely on remote learning during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
- Trump responsible for US coronavirus disaster: US media People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- President Donald Trump is responsible for America's unfolding coronavirus disaster, according to an opinion piece published by The Washington Post on July 6.
- 17 states sue Trump administration over foreign students rule Press TV 13 Jul 2020 -- The Trump administration will be summoned to court by more than a dozen jurisdictions over a controversial rule for thousands of international students studying in the US.
- White House targets Dr. Fauci, as coronavirus cases surge Press TV 13 Jul 2020 -- The White House has targeted Anthony Fauci, the Trump administration's top infectious diseases expert, aiming to discredit him as coronavirus cases surge once more across the country.
- Readout from the Vice President's Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices The White House 13 Jul 2020
- Two WHO experts arrive in China as part of global coronavirus tracing work Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- Two experts from the WHO have arrived in China to carry out coronavirus tracing work, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Monday, adding that China and the WHO have reached a consensus that virus tracing is a matter of science, and the organization will conduct similar investigations in other parts of the world.
- HK blood donor confirmed with COVID-19 Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- A confirmed COVID-19 patient in Hong Kong was revealed on Monday to have donated blood before being confirmed infected, and the news sparked fear of coronavirus infections through blood transfusions, as the city reels from a rebounding epidemic and is stepping up efforts to curb the spread of the new outbreak
- China prepares for epidemic rebound in autumn, winter Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- Chinese cities such as Wuhan and Beijing are planning for a new wave of the coronavirus epidemic in the autumn and winter as the nation - where the epidemic has been basically brought under control - still faces risks.
- Beijing clears epidemic high-risk area in wake of new coronavirus cluster Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- Beijing municipal authorities announced on Monday that the only high epidemic risk area, Huaxiang, located in Fengtai district, lowered its risk level to medium, bringing the total number of medium-risk areas in the capital to seven.
- Beijing sees zero new COVID-19 for seven consecutive days Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- Beijing saw zero newly confirmed COVID-19 cases for the seventh consecutive day on Sunday, with 14 more patients being discharged from hospitals.
- 80,000 environmental samples in Wuhan test negative for COVID-19 Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- Central China's Wuhan in Hubei Province has collected over 80,000 environmental samples in a month, all of which have tested negative for COVID-19.
- Beijing residents suggested to wear gloves while shopping for fruit, veggies and seafood Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- Beijing health authorities suggest residents wear gloves while shopping and handling vegetables, fruits and seafood after the novel coronavirus was detected on the packaging of imported shrimp.
- HK govt announces toughest social-distancing rule to combat COVID-19 flare-ups Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has adopted the most drastic social-distancing rule and vowed to expand the city's testing amid COVID-19 infection flare-ups, which experts called the most serious situation the city has faced since the outbreak.
- Work starts on Zhejiang's COVID-19 vaccine production base Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- Construction started on the first COVID-19 vaccine production base in East China's Zhejiang Province on Saturday in the Ningbo Free Trade Zone, and the facility is expected to be put in use in March next year.
- China-developed monoclonal antibody treatment targeting COVID-19 completes subject dosing in phase 1 trial Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- All human participants in a phase 1 clinical trial for a China-produced monoclonal antibody treatment targeting COVID-19 have received the treatment, announced one of its developers, Chinese biopharmaceutical company Junshi Biosciences, on Monday. No dose-limiting event (DLE) has been observed as of Sunday, the company said, indicating good tolerability and safety.
- China recalls Ecuadorian shrimp from three companies after COVID-19 risks found Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- Local authorities and e-commerce platforms have started to recall Ecuadorian white shrimp after it was announced on Friday that shipments from three companies had tested positive for coronavirus, according to media reports.
- Digital technologies help China curb spread of COVID-19 People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- At eight o'clock in the morning, just weeks after Beijing's recent COVID-19 outbreak, 26-year-old art student Jiang Shan decided to visit the reopened National Museum of China. To enter the museum, he had to pass three checkpoints, get his ID card scanned, and most importantly, show his green health code to the guards.
- Shanghai reports 1 new imported COVID-19 case People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- Shanghai reported one new imported COVID-19 case and no increase in domestically transmitted cases on Sunday, the municipal health commission said Monday.
- China's Hubei reports no new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- No new confirmed, asymptomatic, or suspected cases of COVID-19 were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Sunday, the provincial health commission said Monday.
- Chinese mainland reports 8 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported eight new imported COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,979, the National Health Commission said Monday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Monday that it received reports of eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Sunday, and all of them were imported.
- Beijing reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases for 7th day People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Monday that it received reports of eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Sunday, and all of them were imported.
- Beijing reports no new COVID-19 case for seven straight days People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- Beijing recorded no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 case on Sunday for the seventh day in a row. The total number of cases stands at 335 since a cluster outbreak was discovered at Xinfadi market on June 11, the municipal health commission said on Monday.
- Isolated outbreaks, foreign arrivals keeping Italy's coronavirus infection rate from falling lower Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- A series of small local outbreaks and a growing trickle of foreign arrivals are starting to nudge the number of coronavirus infections in Italy higher, according to information released by the Ministry of Health Sunday, although rates still remain a small fraction of the highs recorded in March and April.
- UK Government 'Hasn't Yet Got a Clue' How to Succeed in Handling Leicester Lockdown, Mayor Says Sputnik 13 Jul 2020 -- On Sunday, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed that councils' authorities across Britain were fighting more than 100 localised COVID-19 outbreaks each week.
- British PM Johnson Urges People to Wear Face Masks Indoors VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday it was important to wear face coverings in confined spaces such as shops and added that the government would be making an announcement in the coming days on possible steps to make them mandatory.
- German Health Minister Expresses Concern Over Tourists in Mallorca VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- Germany's health minister Monday expressed concern about reports of German tourists partying on a Mediterranean island without masks or apparently, any regard for coronavirus-related social distancing.
- Tests of Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine Conducted in Compliance With Regulations Sputnik 13 Jul 2020 -- The Russian Defence Ministry stressed on Monday that tests of the vaccine against coronavirus are being conducted in full compliance with methodological regulations, with no attempts to reduce the duration of the research.
- A Russian Demographer Questioned Government COVID-19 Numbers. He Was Fired Earlier This Month. RFE/RL 13 Jul 2020 -- In Russia, as in many other countries, the number of coronavirus infections has continued a grim upward march: 733,699 officially confirmed cases as of July 13.
- India reports highest single day spike of 28,701 COVID-19 cases, total nearing 880,000 Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- India's federal health ministry Monday morning said 500 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 28,701 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 23,174 and total cases to 878,254.
- India has more than 5.5 lakh Recovered Cases, exceed Active Cases by more than 2.5 lakhs India PIB 13 Jul 2020 -- The series of pro-active, pre-emptive and coordinated steps taken by the Centre and the State governments for containment and prevention of COVID-19 has contributed to a gradual surge in COVID-19 recovery.
- Official: COVID-19 kills 203 more in Iran IRNA 13 Jul 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Monday that some 203 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 13,032.
- Iran produces 6.5 million masks a day IRNA 13 Jul 2020 -- According to the deputy minister of industry, mines and trade, Iran is now producing 6.5 million 3-layered and N95 masks a day.
- Iran places order for 2,000 home-made ventilators: Health Ministry Press TV 13 Jul 2020 -- Iranian health ministry has placed an order for 2,000 ventilators that would be fully designed and produced by local manufacturers.
- Iranians Make Fun Of 'Coronavirus Detection Device' Promoted By Revolutionary Guard Radio Farda 13 Jul 2020 -- Social media users in recent days are asking why a coronavirus detection machine "unveiled" in April by Revolutionary Guard as a "breakthrough" has not been put to use to prevent the new alarming surge in COVID cases. The Guards' spokesperson says it is "still undergoing verification testing".
- Surge in new cases in Tokyo doesn't mean Japan's anti-pandemic measures have failed: expert Global Times 13 Jul 2020 -- Chinese experts said that the recent spike in new coronavirus infections in Tokyo doesn't mean the Japanese government's anti-pandemic measures have been ineffective but are a result of trying to balance tackling COVID-19, opening the economy and maintaining social stability.
- Health Ministry: 2,852 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 13 Jul 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 2,852 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 235,111 cases, including 63,026 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,235 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
- MoH Conducts More than 2,270,700 COVID-19 Laboratory Tests SPA 13 Jul 2020 -- The Ministry of Health (MoH) has conducted more than 2,270,700 Coronavirus (COVID-19) laboratory tests in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with advanced testing technologies, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.
- COVID-19 Sharpened Focus on Trans-Atlantic Security Gaps, Defense Official Says DoD News 13 Jul 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a range of security issues that previously hadn't made it into NATO's discussions, a senior Defense Department official said.
- Iraqi Refugees 'Extremely Vulnerable' to COVID-19, MSF Says VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- More than 1 million Iraqis who fled from Islamic State and are now living in overcrowded and filthy camps are "extremely vulnerable" to COVID-19, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
- Bolivia's economic minister tests positive for COVID-19 People's Daily 13 Jul 2020 -- Bolivian Economic Minister Oscar Ortiz said Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the fourth cabinet member infected with the coronavirus.
- COVID-19: Kazakhstan Holds National Day Of Mourning For Victims, Third Iranian Deputy Dies Of Virus RFE/RL 13 Jul 2020 -- The global death toll from the coronavirus is over 570,000, with more than 12.9 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the respiratory illness.
- South Africa Bans Alcohol Sales, Sets Curfew to Suppress Virus Spread VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in South Africa, a development that has prompted officials to announce a host of new measures and restrictions. The country now accounts for about 40% of all coronavirus cases on the African continent, and the virus is spreading rapidly.
- Uganda's Health Minister Criticized for Not Wearing Mask in Public VOA 13 Jul 2020 -- Uganda's Health Minister Dr. Jane Aceng finds herself a subject of controversy these days, after videos of her meeting with supporters without her mask on were made public.
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