02 September 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- 14 Terror Attack Suspects on Trial in Paris VOA 02 Sep 2020 -- Fourteen alleged associates of two jihadist terrorists went on trial Wednesday in Paris for allegedly helping them carry out deadly attacks in 2015, including one on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
- Repatriated ISIS Fighter Pleads Guilty to Terror Charge US Dept. of Justice 02 Sep 2020 -- A repatriated ISIS fighter has pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge, announced the Department of Justice.
- American IS Follower Pleads Guilty to Terror Charges VOA 02 Sep 2020 -- An American who traveled to Syria to fight for Islamic State's self-declared caliphate has pleaded guilty to terror charges, a year after he was returned to the United States.
- United States Seizes Domain Names Used by Foreign Terrorist Organization US Dept. of Justice 02 Sep 2020 -- The United States has seized "Aletejahtv.com" and "Aletejahtv.org," two websites, which were unlawfully utilized by Kata'ib Hizballah, a Specially Designated National and a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- COVID-19: 'Game-changer for international peace and security' - UN chief UN News 02 Sep 2020 -- The world has "entered a volatile and unstable new phase" in terms of the impact of COVID-19 on peace and security, the UN chief told a virtual meeting with world leaders on Wednesday.
- Women bear the brunt, as COVID erodes progress on eradicating extreme poverty UN News 02 Sep 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic and its fallout will likely push 47 million more women into poverty, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty, new data released on Wednesday by the UN has revealed.
- COVID-19 Crisis Won't Necessarily End With Vaccine, WHO Says VOA 02 Sep 2020 -- The World Health Organization's Europe director says the COVID-19 crisis won't necessarily end with a vaccine, but with societies learning how to live with it.
- WHO Revises COVID-19 Guidelines After Study Shows Steroids Save Lives VOA 02 Sep 2020 -- The World Health Organization issued new guidelines Wednesday on the use of lifesaving drugs, hours after a study showed that inexpensive steroids cut death rates in the sickest COVID-19 patients.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 02 Sep 2020
- DOD Awards $10 Million Undefinitized Contract Action to Copan Industries, Inc. to Establish Domestic Production Capacity of Flock Tip Testing Swabs DoD 02 Sep 2020 -- On August 31, 2020, the Department of Defense (DOD), in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed value of $10,000,000 to Copan Industries Inc, to expand U.S. based industrial production capacity of flocked swabs.
- Briefing With Nerissa Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Garrett Grigsby, Director of the Office of Global Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services; and Dr. Alma Golden, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID On the U.S. Government's Next Steps With Regard to Withdrawal From the World Health Organization US Dept. of State 02 Sep 2020
- US Declines to Take Part in Global Effort to Develop Global COVID-19 Vaccine VOA 02 Sep 2020 -- The United States says it will not participate in a global initiative to develop, manufacture and equally distribute a vaccine for COVID-19 because the World Health Organization is taking a leading role in the effort.
- US refuses to join global effort to develop COVID-19 vaccine Press TV 02 Sep 2020 -- The administration of President Donald Trump has announced the United States would not join a global effort to develop, produce and distribute a vaccine for the coronavirus because the effort is co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO).
- CDC Tells US Governors to Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution by November Sputnik 02 Sep 2020 -- The head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has requested US governors fast-track permits and necessary licenses required for the distribution of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine, candidates for which are currently undergoing trials, according to newly-obtained correspondence.
- US Model Forecasts 260,000 COVID-19 Deaths by Presidential Election Day Sputnik 02 Sep 2020 -- A forecasting model by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington predicts that the US COVID-19 death toll will exceed 260,000 by Election Day on November 3.
- Nearly 480,000 children infected with COVID-19 in U.S.: report People's Daily 02 Sep 2020 -- Nearly 480,000 child COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States since the onset of the pandemic, according to a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.
- Final phase clinical trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine begins in U.S. People's Daily 02 Sep 2020 -- A multi-site, Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine known as AZD1222 has begun, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Monday.
- U.S. steps up COVID-19 vaccine development as another vaccine candidate starts final phase trial People's Daily 02 Sep 2020 -- "Safe and effective vaccines will be essential to meet the global need for widespread protection against COVID-19," says NIAID Director Anthony Fauci.
- U.S. Reports 32,087 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 428 Deaths SPA 02 Sep 2020 -- The United States of America reported today 32,087 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 428 death cases.
- Chinese FM calls for reflection why COVID-19 has spread wildly in US after suspending travel with China Global Times 02 Sep 2020 -- Why has the COVID-19 spread rampantly in some countries even after China cut off viral transmission routes to the rest of the world, the question deserves deep reflection and investigation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Wednesday at a press conference, when asked for comments about the US government's response to the epidemic.
- Xinjiang returns to normal life, preventive lesson learned Global Times 02 Sep 2020 -- After being stuck in an Urumqi hotel for more than 40 days, Kurbanjan Samet can finally venture outside to local residential communities to shoot his new documentary on the prevention work of the novel coronavirus around the city.
- Xinjiang to fully restore normal daily activities after no COVID-19 cases reported for 16 consecutive days Global Times 02 Sep 2020 -- The Party Committee of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region announced on Tuesday night that city life can return to normal, but epidemic prevention and control measures will not be relaxed even though the city had not recorded a new case of COVID-19 for 16 consecutive days.
- Beijing resumes direct international flights Global Times 02 Sep 2020 -- Beijing is opening up to the world again after China has spent over half a year combating COVID-19, with occasional resurgences in some cities. The capital city announced on Wednesday plans to resume direct international flights, starting from Thursday, which signals that locally transmitted cases have been fully contained, leading medical experts commented.
- HK mulls extending universal nucleic acid testing scheme as registration slots fill up: official Global Times 02 Sep 2020 -- The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is mulling prolonging the seven-day universal community nucleic acid testing scheme, as registration in some testing centers are fully booked with more than 710,000 residents signing up as of Wednesday morning.
- Public confidence in HK nucleic acid screening rises, more expected to join Global Times 02 Sep 2020 -- Public confidence in the nucleic acid testing program for COVID-19 arranged by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is rising as the program received a wide welcome with at least 710,000 residents signing up - and it may be extended to meet demand.
- Xinjiang resumes production, but epidemic measures remain People's Daily 02 Sep 2020 -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region resumed normal life order and production but epidemic prevention and control measures will not be relaxed, local authorities announced on Tuesday night.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 02 Sep 2020 -- No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
- Hong Kong further loosens social distancing measures People's Daily 02 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong announced Wednesday further relaxation of social distancing measures so that lives of residents can gradually return to normal as daily new COVID-19 infections remained on a losing streak.
- Hong Kong starts universal COVID-19 screening to stop virus spread People's Daily 02 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong launched its massive screening program on Tuesday to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and restore the normal lives of residents.
- EU Warns Against Shortening COVID Quarantine As Cases in Europe Spike SPA 02 Sep 2020 -- The European Union is warning governments not to reduce the 14-day quarantine for people infected with COVID-19 as some develop the infection even after two weeks, Reuters cited the head of the bloc's health agency as saying, signalling a new surge in cases in Europe.
- Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 1,256 to 244,855 SPA 02 Sep 2020 -- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1,256 to 244,855, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
- Russia Reports Nearly 5,000 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 02 Sep 2020 -- Russia reported 4,952 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, pushing its national tally to 1,005,000, the fourth largest in the world, Reuters reported.
- 12 States/UTs have Recovery Rate more than the National Average India PIB 02 Sep 2020 -- The total recoveries in India have crossed 29 lakh (29,01,908) as of today.
- Official: COVID-19 kills 125 more in Iran IRNA 02 Sep 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday that some 125 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 21,797.
- 294 Foreign Nationals Died Of Covid-19 In Iran According To Deputy Interior Minister Radio Farda 02 Sep 2020 -- Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaqari says COVID-19 has infected 2,852 foreign nationals in Iran, and that 294 of them have died of the virus.
- Tokyo Reports 141 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 02 Sep 2020 -- Tokyo confirmed 141 new coronavirus infections today, on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative total in the capital to 21,128, the highest of Japan's 47 prefectures, Kyodo reported.
- Japanese gov't may offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all residents People's Daily 02 Sep 2020 -- The Japanese government may offer COVID-19 vaccinations for free to all residents so that the number of future fatalities and those developing severe symptoms and needing hospitalization can be mitigated, sources with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.
- Health Ministry Spokesman: 996 Recoveries from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia, Tally at 292,510 SPA 02 Sep 2020 -- Assistant Minister of Health and Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali said in a press conference today that 816 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 317,486 cases, including 21,020 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,523 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
- Taiwan sees new imported COVID-19 case, reclassifies Myanmar risk CNA 02 Sep 2020 -- Taiwan recorded a new imported case of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on Wednesday, an Indonesian national, bringing the total number of cases in Taiwan since the start of the pandemic to 489, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said that day.
- Two test positive for COVID-19 in Vietnam, Japan after leaving Taiwan CNA 02 Sep 2020 -- A Vietnamese migrant worker and a Taiwanese national who recently left Taiwan for Vietnam and Japan, respectively, have tested positive for COVID-19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Wednesday.
- North Korea Uses a Former COVID-19 Scapegoat in Propaganda For Kim Jong Un Radio Free Asia 02 Sep 2020 -- North Korean authorities, who recently vilified a man who returned to the North in July after three years living in South Korea as a potential coronavirus carrier, are now using him in a propaganda campaign extolling the benevolence of leader Kim Jong Un, sources in country told RFA Wednesday.
- Despite COVID-19 Concerns, N. Korea Preps for Major Military Parade VOA 02 Sep 2020 -- Regional defense analysts say North Korea has apparently begun preparations for a major military parade expected next month, when they say it may unveil a major new weapons system.
- Mexico passes 600,000 coronavirus infections, deaths reach 65,241 SPA 02 Sep 2020 -- Mexico's health ministry on Tuesday reported 6,476 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 827 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 606,036 cases and 65,241 deaths.
- Brazil nears 4 mln coronavirus cases, death toll at 122,596 SPA 02 Sep 2020 -- Brazil reported 42,659 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,215 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, Reuters cited the health ministry as saying on Tuesday.
- Turkey May Soon Greenlight Trials of Russian Vaccine Against COVID-19, Health Ministry Says Sputnik 02 Sep 2020 -- The Turkish authorities may soon issue a permit for trials of Russian vaccine against coronavirus infection, the country's health minister, Fahrettin Koca, said on Wednesday.
- COVID-19 Plunges Australia Into First Recession Since 1991 VOA 02 Sep 2020 -- Australian officials say the nation has officially fallen into a recession for the first time since the early 1990s. Lockdowns and other restrictions imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 have affected most parts of the economy, and hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost.
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