16 August 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Sensitive Data Breach Possible as Germany's Bundeswehr Transport Service Hacked Sputnik 16 Aug 2020 -- The attack on the German company was reported to have occurred last week, with no clear details regarding the extent of the breach and its impact.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 209 WHO 16 Aug 2020
- World updates: COVID-19 cases surpass 21 million; France South Korea see resurgence Press TV 16 Aug 2020 -- The new coronavirus has so far infected 21,468,279 people and claimed the lives of at least 771,181 others across the world since it first emerged late last year, according to figures released by the Johns Hopkins University.
- COVID-19 Survivors Could Be Immune for Up to a Year, Experts Say VOA 16 Aug 2020 -- A U.S. disease expert says COVID-19 survivors may expect to be immune from another case for as long as one year.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 16 Aug 2020
- US Scientists Say COVID Particles Can Spread as Much as 4.8 Meters from the Infected VOA 16 Aug 2020 -- U.S. scientists say they have isolated infectious particles of the coronavirus as much as 4.8 meters away from hospitalized patients.
- Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | August 15, 2020 The White House 16 Aug 2020
- U.S. Reports 1,150 Death Cases of COVID-19 SPA 16 Aug 2020 -- United States of America reported today 54,686 confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus and 1,150 death cases during the past 24 hours.
- Postponing HKSAR LegCo election ensures efforts of COVID-19 response People's Daily 16 Aug 2020 -- Chinese lawmakers on Tuesday, August 11, voted to adopt a decision for the sixth Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to continue performing duties for no less than a year until the term of the seventh LegCo starts.
- Patent affirms efficacy of vaccine developed by China Global Times 16 Aug 2020 -- Chinese authorities have granted the first invention patent to a domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which experts said demonstrates the vaccine's originality and creativity, and would enhance the international market's trust in Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccines amid the US' groundless accusations of Chinese hackers trying to steal novel coronavirus data on treatments and vaccine development from them.
- Guangdong warns residents of sporadic cases as COVID-19 risks loom Global Times 16 Aug 2020 -- As South China's Guangdong Province sees a resurgence of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the provincial health commission warned local residents of sporadic cases at a press conference on Sunday.
- Will more Chinese cities suspend imports of frozen meat, seafood to ward off COVID-19? Global Times 16 Aug 2020 -- The Guangzhou Cold Chain Industry Association called for the suspension of imports of frozen meat and aquatic products from COVID-19 stricken countries and regions, and it also asked that all employees who came in contact with the contaminated products have got weekly nucleic acid tests, after a rise in coronavirus cases related to imported frozen food.
- Russia begins production of COVID-19 vaccine People's Daily 16 Aug 2020 -- Russia has begun production of the first batch of vaccines against COVID-19, its health ministry said in a statement released Saturday.
- Russia reports nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases SPA 16 Aug 2020 -- Russia reported 4,969 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing its nationwide tally to 922,853, the fourth highest caseload in the world, according to Reuters.
- One of the lowest globally, India's Case Fatality Rate below 2% and sliding India PIB 16 Aug 2020 -- On a continuous positive path of slide in its COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate, India has one of the lowest mortality globally. It stands at 1.93%, as of today. This is a result of coordinated efforts of the Centre and State/UT governments which has led to a continuous decline in the Mortality Rate.
- Official: 147 more Iranians die from COVID-19 over past 24 hours IRNA 16 Aug 2020 -- Some 147 people in Iran have died as a result of the coronavirus disease over the past 24 hours, Iranian Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday.
- Tokyo Reports 260 New Cases of Coronavirus SPA 16 Aug 2020 -- Tokyo reported today 260 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, Kyodo News Agency reported.
- Tokyo Reports 385 More Coronavirus Cases, More Than 380 for 2nd Day SPA 16 Aug 2020 -- Tokyo today, on Saturday reported 385 new cases of the novel coronavirus, topping 380 for the second straight day, as the capital remained on alert amid rising infections at the height of the summer holiday season, Kyodo reported.
- As many as 1,227 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus COVID-19, and 2,466 Recoveries Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 16 Aug 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 1,227 new confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 298,542 cases, including 28,181 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Two new imported COVID-19 cases recorded in Taiwan CNA 16 Aug 2020 -- Two people who returned to Taiwan recently have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country since the start of the pandemic to 484, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday.
- Testing, quarantine for arrivals from Philippines gives security: MECO CNA 16 Aug 2020 -- Taiwan's recent universal testing and centralized quarantine measures for all arrivals from the Philippines to curb the spread of COVID-19 gives the Filipino community in Taiwan a sense of security, a leading official from the Philippine representative office in Taipei said Sunday.
- Taiwan donates surgical face masks to Argentina CNA 16 Aug 2020 -- Taiwan has donated 20,000 surgical face masks to Argentina that will be distributed to the nation's medical centers located in areas worst-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan's representative to Argentina Hsieh Chun-teh (謝俊得) said on Saturday.
- Brazil reports over 40,000 new COVID-19 cases Global Times 16 Aug 2020 -- The Brazilian Ministry of Health reported on Saturday 41,576 new COVID-19 cases and 709 more deaths in the last 24 hours.
- Argentine economy bouncing back after impact of COVID-19, says president Global Times 16 Aug 2020 -- Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said on Saturday that the country's economy is beginning to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Indonesia reports 2,081 new coronavirus infections, 79 deaths SPA 16 Aug 2020 -- Indonesia on Sunday reported 2,081 cases of the new coronavirus and 79 COVID-19 deaths, according to data from Indonesia's COVID-19 governmental task force, Reuters reported.
- New Zealand reports 13 new confirmed coronavirus cases SPA 16 Aug 2020 -- New Zealand today, on Sunday reported 13 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the last 24 hours, as the country's first outbreak in months continues to grow, Reuters reported.
- South Africa lifts toughest virus measures as case numbers fall SPA 16 Aug 2020 -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday announced that stringent coronavirus regulations would be eased on Sunday as the country's infection rate falls, according to dpa.
- Israel's Covid Czar Slammed for Likening Virus Spike in Country's Arab Community to 'Terror Attack' Sputnik 16 Aug 2020 -- Israel has been dealing with a renewed COVID-19 outbreak, with the Health Ministry urging to avoid the northern Arab Israeli town of Yarka where cases almost quadrupled over the past week, registering one of the highest rates of infection in the country, according to Haaretz.
- Malawi President Announces Plans to Reopen Schools in September VOA 16 Aug 2020 -- Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has announced government's plans to reopen schools early September, despite a surge in COVID-19 cases. In his weekly national address Saturday evening President Chakwera said only schools which meet the government's safety standards on coronavirus prevention will be allowed to reopen. But health experts warn of further spread of the disease should the schools fail to put up necessary measures to contain the spread.
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