12 September 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- DRC, Congo Face Risk of Ebola Spreading Across Border VOA 12 Sep 2020 -- The World Health Organization is raising the prospect that the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Equateur province could spread across borders.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 12 Sep 2020
- Some US Hospitals Passing on Purchases of COVID Drug VOA 12 Sep 2020 -- Some hospitals in the U.S. have been turning down part of their allocated supply of remdesivir, the COVID-19-fighting drug made by Gilead Sciences, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department confirmed Friday.
- China's CDC warns of dual risks of influenza and novel coronavirus in autumn and winter Global Times 12 Sep 2020 -- As concerns linger that humans may face dual risks of influenza and novel coronavirus in autumn and winter, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called for wider populations at risk of having respiratory diseases to have influenza vaccinations in a new-issued guideline.
- The Price of Beijing's Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia VOA 12 Sep 2020 -- As China publicly claims it is closing in on a coronavirus vaccine, Beijing has begun promising early access to countries of strategic interest. The effort is broadly seen as a way for Beijing to try to shore up its global standing after the outbreak that started in Wuhan spread to the rest of the world.
- French Daily COVID-19 Cases Hit New Record at 10,561 SPA 12 Sep 2020 -- French health authorities today, on Saturday reported 10,561 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, a new daily record as the number topped 10,000 for the first time, according to Reuters.
- India's COVID-19 tally continues to peak with 97,570 new cases reported Global Times 12 Sep 2020 -- India's COVID-19 tally continues to peak on Saturday as 97,570 new cases were detected during the past 24 hours, taking the total to 4,659,984, said the federal health ministry.
- Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Comprehensively Reviews COVID-19 India PIB 12 Sep 2020 -- Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. P.K. Mishra today chaired a high level review meeting to comprehensively review the COVID-19 preparedness and response.
- Health Ministry in a virtual Conclave with Private Hospitals emphasises compliance of National Clinical Treatment Protocols and Best Practices India PIB 12 Sep 2020 -- The Union Health Ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS, New Delhi, organized a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing COVID-19 treatment in the country. This provided a platform for discussion of clinical protocols and best practices in COVID-19 management towards reducing avoidable deaths.
- UPDATES on COVID-19 India PIB 12 Sep 2020 -- With its focussed strategies and measures, India has been continuously reporting high number of recoveries. India has scaled yet another peak today. The highest ever single day recoveries of 81,533 have been registered in last 24 hours.
- Official: COVID-19 kills 116 more in Iran IRNA 12 Sep 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 116 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 23,029.
- Foreign nationals in Iran receive free COVID-19 medical services IRNA 12 Sep 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman said that according to instruction of Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki, foreign nationals in Iran receive free medical services to cure coronavirus.
- Official: Iran's anti-COVID19 vaccine to reach human trials phase soon IRNA 12 Sep 2020 -- Member of Tehran anti-coronavirus committee said on Saturday that the procedure to produce anti-COVID-19 vaccine has passed the stage of weak and animal trials, so that Tehran University scholars will initiate human trials for vaccines soon.
- Lockdown no solution to coronavirus: Rouhani Press TV 12 Sep 2020 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has defended his administration's policy to keep the economy open amid the spread of the coronavirus, saying lockdowns would not be an ultimate remedy to contain the disease.
- Japan, Singapore to Resume Short-Term Business Travel from Sept. 18 SPA 12 Sep 2020 -- Japan will resume short-term business travel with Singapore from Sept. 18, marking the first time that Tokyo has decided to allow the entry of businesspeople without requiring a 14-day self-isolation period amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kyodo quoted Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi as saying today, on Friday.
- Health Ministry: 903 New COVID-19 Recoveries, Reported Cases under 700, in Saudi Arabia SPA 12 Sep 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 643 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 325,050 cases, including 18,974 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Taiwan to join COVAX to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines CNA 12 Sep 2020 -- Taiwan will sign up to the COVAX global vaccine allocation plan to ensure the country has access to a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes readily available, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Saturday.
- Taiwan disproves 'health or economy' COVID-19 argument: study CNA 12 Sep 2020 -- Taiwan is one of several countries that clearly disproves the argument that governments must choose between protecting people's health and protecting the economy in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research from Oxford University.
- Brazil reports over 130,000 deaths from COVID-19 Global Times 12 Sep 2020 -- The Brazilian government said Friday the country's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 130,000 after registering 874 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 130,396.
- Canada Reports Zero COVID-19 Deaths for 1st Time Since March SPA 12 Sep 2020 -- Canada reported zero COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours for the first time since March 15, Reuters cited public health agency data as releasing late today, on Friday.
- Cameroon Says Patients at Risk as COVID Scares Away Blood Donors VOA 12 Sep 2020 -- Cameroon says it urgently needs more than 2,000 pints of blood to save the lives of about 300 people, including hemodialysis patients, in the central African state's troubled English-speaking town of Bamenda.
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