11 September 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Secretary Esper and General Milley Remarks at Pentagon 9/11 Remembrance DoD 11 Sep 2020 -- Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley; Secretary Of Defense Mark T. Esper
- Microsoft Says Russian, Iranian, Chinese Hackers Target Biden, Trump Campaigns RFE/RL 11 Sep 2020 -- U.S. tech giant Microsoft says hackers linked to Russia, Iran, and China have targeted people and organizations tied to both U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
- Tehran Refutes Microsoft's Claims That Iranian Hackers Targeted US Election Candidates Sputnik 11 Sep 2020 -- Microsoft's claim that Iranian hackers launched cyberattacks targeting candidates in the upcoming United States presidential election are untrue, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement to the CNN broadcaster.
- Iran rejects claim of meddling in US elections, blasts US' own intl. election meddling Press TV 11 Sep 2020 -- Iran's Foreign Ministry has rejected allegations by US technology company Microsoft that Tehran seeks to meddle in Washington's 2020 presidential elections, blasting US' own history of interfering in other countries' affairs.
- Switzerland: Draft anti-terrorism law sets 'dangerous precedent', rights experts warn UN News 11 Sep 2020 -- A proposed new anti-terrorism law in Switzerland could set a dangerous precedent for the suppression of political dissent worldwide, a group of five independent UN human rights experts warned on Friday.
- WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DR Congo and beyond UN News 11 Sep 2020 -- Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
- DHS Public Action Plan to Implement Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework) DHS 11 Sep 2020 -- In September 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework) and now offers this corresponding Public Action Plan demonstrating the Department's efforts to combat emerging threats and improve information sharing.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Global COVID-19 cases top 28 million: Johns Hopkins University People's Daily 11 Sep 2020 -- Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 28 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
- Trump rebuked for downplaying coronavirus to avoid panic Press TV 11 Sep 2020 -- US President Donald Trump's explanation for downplaying the risk of coronavirus purportedly to avoid panic in the country has drawn widespread rebuke from American experts and health officials.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 11 Sep 2020
- DOD Awards Contracts for COVID-19 Reusable Isolation Gowns DoD 11 Sep 2020 -- Today, the Department of Defense, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, signed contracts with a maximum value of $136 million with five American businesses to manufacture up to 15 million Covid-19 reusable isolation gowns for the replenishment of the HHS-managed Strategic National Stockpile.
- DOD announces $2.9 million in Defense Production Act Title III COVID-19 Actions DoD 11 Sep 2020 -- Today the Department is announcing two Defense Production Act Title III actions to sustain and strengthen essential domestic industrial base capabilities and defense-critical small businesses.
- Nearly 640 US university students sanctioned for breaking coronavirus rules Global Times 11 Sep 2020 -- Nearly 640 students at the University of Alabama and three student organizations in the United States have been sanctioned for violating the school's regulations on COVID-19.
- U.S. Reports 32,899 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 1,115 Deaths SPA 11 Sep 2020 -- The United States of America reported today 32,899 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,115 death cases.
- COVID 'Increasing Rapidly' Among American Youth VOA 11 Sep 2020 -- Cases of COVID-19 are "increasingly rapidly among young adults in the U.S.," according to a research letter from Harvard, published at the online site of the JAMA medical journal.
- Puerto Rico Reopening Beaches on Saturday Amid Drop in Coronavirus Cases VOA 11 Sep 2020 -- Puerto Rico is reopening beaches, casinos, gyms and movie theaters Saturday for three weeks, following a drop in new coronavirus cases.
- Coronavirus Citizen Journalist Faces Prosecution on Public Order Charges Radio Free Asia 11 Sep 2020 -- Authorities in Shanghai are moving ahead with the prosecution of a citizen journalist who reported on the emerging coronavirus epidemic in the central Chinese city of Wuhan earlier this year.
- Chinese vaccines for urgent use keep safety records Global Times 11 Sep 2020 -- Chinese COVID-19 vaccine developers have stressed the safety of both inactivated vaccines and a recombinant adenovirus vector vaccine, after global trials of a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University paused after a volunteer fell ill during trials, with one Chinese developer saying that some 100,000 people vaccinated have shown no abnormal reactions.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 Sep 2020 -- No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Friday.
- China rejects Microsoft claim of attempted meddling in US election Press TV 11 Sep 2020 -- China has rejected an allegation by US technology company Microsoft that Beijing is seeking to meddle in the United States' 2020 presidential election, accusing the American tech giant of "fabrication" and "creating trouble."
- French PM: No New Lockdown Despite COVID-19 Surge VOA 11 Sep 2020 -- French Prime Minister Jean Castex said Friday the government was not planning a new, nationwide lockdown in response to a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases this week.
- Austria Reinstates Restrictions as New COVID-19 Cases Surge VOA 11 Sep 2020 -- Austria's chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, Friday announced he is reinstating mandatory mask regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after cases spiked in the country this week, especially in Vienna.
- Research uncovers accelerating spread of infection from late August to early September Press TV 11 Sep 2020 -- The study, known as React-1, began in May using swabs from about 120,000 to 160,000 randomly selected people across 315 local authority areas each month to track the spread of coronavirus using PCR analysis – the "have you got it now" test, has revealed a doubling every week of cases in England, suggesting a resurgence of COVID-19.
- Spain Reports 4,137 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 11 Sep 2020 -- Spain reported today 4,137 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 71 death cases.
- India Reports Nearly 100,000 New COVID Cases in 1 Day VOA 11 Sep 2020 -- India has recorded nearly 100,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day. The South Asian nation said Friday there had been 96,551 new cases in the previous 24-hour period.
- India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 4.5 million as 96,551 new cases reported Global Times 11 Sep 2020 -- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 4.5 million, reaching 4,562,414, and deaths reached 76,271 on Friday, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
- UPDATES on COVID-19 India PIB 11 Sep 2020 -- India has been continuously reporting high number of recoveries. A total of 70,880 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. Maharashtra has alone contributed more than 14,000 and Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 10,000 to the single day recoveries.
- Union Health Ministry urges States/UTs to ensure that no restriction is imposed on movement of Medical Oxygen between States India PIB 11 Sep 2020 -- It has come to the knowledge of the Union Health Ministry that few States are trying to curb the free inter-State movement of oxygen supplies by exercising provisions under various Acts and also mandating the manufacturers/suppliers located in the State to restrict their oxygen supplies to only the hospitals of the State.
- Centre exhorts the North Eastern States to actively break the Chain of Transmission India PIB 11 Sep 2020 -- Union Health Secretary held a video conference (VC) today to review the COVID management strategies and actions taken in the eight North Eastern States. The VC was attended by the Principal Secretaries, Health Secretaries and other State representatives from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. These 8 North Eastern States together account for less than 5% of the total active cases in the country.
- Official: COVID-19 kills 115 more in Iran IRNA 11 Sep 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat-Lari said on Friday that 115 more Iranians have so far died due to coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, bringing the total deaths to 22,913.
- Iran holds run-off parliamentary vote amid strict COVID-19 measures Press TV 11 Sep 2020 -- Iranian voters have voted across the country in run-off parliamentary elections in which 10 seats are up for grabs in the 290-seat Majlis.
- Health Ministry: COVID-19 Recoveries Exceed 300,000, in Saudi Arabia SPA 11 Sep 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 687 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 324,407 cases, including 19,261 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Taiwan reports 2 imported cases of COVID-19 from the Philippines CNA 11 Sep 2020 -- A Philippine national and a Taiwanese man were diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in Taiwan to 498, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.
- U.S. Military Chief in Korea Confirms North Korean Kill Zone on China Border Radio Free Asia 11 Sep 2020 -- North Korea has set up a shoot-to-kill zone along its border with China to prevent citizens from crossing into China and bringing the coronavirus back with them should they return, the senior U.S. commander on the Korean peninsula said this week.
- North Korea Reportedly Issues 'Shoot-to-Kill' Orders to Prevent COVID-19 Spread Sputnik 11 Sep 2020 -- In January, North Korea closed its borders with neighboring China, the country which was the first to report cases of the coronavirus infection. No instances of COVID-19 disease have officially been recorded in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
- COVID-19 Surge Stresses Health Care in Myanmar's Biggest City Radio Free Asia 11 Sep 2020 -- Myanmar health workers are scrambling with a skyrocketing number of coronavirus cases in Yangon region, setting up additional quarantine facilities there in stadiums, universities, and government buildings, health officials said Friday.
- Myanmar Imposes COVID-19 Restrictions as Cases Surge VOA 11 Sep 2020 -- The government of Myanmar Friday imposed its toughest measures so far to control the spread of the coronavirus, banning travel from its commercial capital, Yangon, the country's transportation hub and transit point, and grounding all domestic flights.
- Armenia Lifts Coronavirus State Of Emergency, But Some Restrictions Remain RFE/RL 11 Sep 2020 -- Armenia's government on September 11 lifted a state of emergency declared six months ago, but kept in place some restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus.
- RDIF, Brazilian State of Bahia Agree on Delivery of Up to 50 Mln Doses of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik 11 Sep 2020 -- The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Health Secretariat of the Brazilian state of Bahia have signed a cooperation agreement to supply Brazil with up to 50 million doses of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, the Russian fund said.
- Mexico Nears 70,000 Official COVID-19 Deaths SPA 11 Sep 2020 -- The confirmed coronavirus death toll in Mexico is primed to hit 70,000 when official data is released today, on Friday, a grim milestone for a country among those most affected by the pandemic, Reuters reported.
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