14 September 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Over 1,000 National Guardsmen to be Deployed to Oregon to Help Battle Wildfires Sputnik 14 Sep 2020 -- More than 1,000 National Guard troops will be deployed to Oregon to help the state fight ongoing wildfires, National Guard Adj. Gen. Mike Stencel said during a press conference.
- 40th CAB rescues nearly 400 stranded by Creek Fire Army News 14 Sep 2020 -- On Labor Day weekend, several hundred people found themselves trapped in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Fresno and Madera counties as flames from the enormous Creek Fire surrounded them.
- Wyoming National Guard to help fight California wildfires Army News 14 Sep 2020 -- The Wyoming Army National Guard's G Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, was activated by Gov. Mark Gordon to support firefighting efforts in California.
- Wisconsin National Guard helps battle California wildfires Army News 14 Sep 2020 -- Two Wisconsin National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and 15 Soldiers flew to California to assist the California National Guard as it battles wildfires raging across the state.
- Louisiana National Guard responds to hurricane, COVID-19 Army News 14 Sep 2020 -- The past two weeks, the nation has remembered both the 15-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the 19-year anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks, all while the state of Louisiana responds to two emergencies. The men and women of the Louisiana National Guard, many of whom were influenced by both tragic events, have worked tirelessly since March in COVID-19 operations and then response and recovery missions following Hurricane Laura.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Weekly Epidemiological Update WHO 14 Sep 2020
- Countries must 'get their hands dirty' to stem COVID and prevent future pandemics UN News 14 Sep 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has upended a world embroiled in chaos, unleashing catastrophic health, social and economic consequences along with irreparable harm to humanity, according to UN-backed report published on Monday.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 14 Sep 2020
- DOD Awards Contracts for COVID-19 Disposable Isolation Gowns DoD 14 Sep 2020 -- Today, the Department of Defense, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), signed contracts with nine American businesses for the delivery of 73 million COVID-19 disposable isolation gowns at a cost of $335M. The contracts will support the replenishment of the HHS-managed Strategic National Stockpile and deliver by January 2021, ensuring HHS is poised to meet the Nation's critical medical needs.
- U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 6.5 mln -- Johns Hopkins University People's Daily 14 Sep 2020 -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 6.5 million on Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
- Orders fall for PPE supplies as profitability ebbs Global Times 14 Sep 2020 -- The once-hot medical protective equipment industry in China is facing a drastic drop in domestic and export orders due to the containment of the coronavirus and tighter regulation of exports, industry insiders said, and many producers are leaving the industry as profitability plunges.
- SW China border ports enter wartime status after two imported COVID-19 cases confirmed Global Times 14 Sep 2020 -- Authorities in the city of Ruili, which borders Myanmar in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, Monday called on border places in the city to enter wartime status requiring them to enhance border management and crack down on illegal border crossings after the city reported two imported COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 14 Sep 2020 -- No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Sunday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Monday.
- Universities cut holiday to prevent spread of COVID-19 People's Daily 14 Sep 2020 -- A number of universities have reduced holiday for the coming National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival as students are encouraged not to leave the campus for nonessential travel to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Mainland COVID-19 testing team works 24/7 to help fight COVID-19 in Hong Kong People's Daily 14 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong's Fire Eye Laboratory located at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Center has been busy, with boxes of COVID-19 testing samples being sent in continually since the universal screening was launched in Hong Kong on Sept. 1.
- WHO: European COVID-19 Mortality to Rise in October, November VOA 14 Sep 2020 -- The head of the World Health Organization's European branch says his organization expects a rising number of COVID-19 deaths in October and November.
- India's COVID-19 4,846,427, death toll nearly 80,000 Global Times 14 Sep 2020 -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,846,427 and the death toll surged to 79,722, as 92,071 new cases and 1,136 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, revealed the latest data released by the health ministry on Monday.
- Suo-Moto statement by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Health & Family Welfare on 14thseptember 2020 in Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha regarding COVID pandemic and the steps taken by the Government of India India PIB 14 Sep 2020 -- The full text of the suo-moto statement by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Health & Family Welfare today in Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha regarding COVID pandemic and the steps taken by the Government of India is as follows:
- On a steep rising curve, India's Recovery Rate touches 78% India PIB 14 Sep 2020 -- India's journey of a fast growing Recovery Rate has crossed a milestone today. On a continuous upward trajectory, the Recovery Rate has touched 78.00% reflecting the increasing number of high recoveries per day.
- India Coronavirus Cases Surge to 4.85 Million SPA 14 Sep 2020 -- India has recorded 92,071 new cases of the coronavirus, taking total cases to 4.85 million, the federal health ministry said on Monday, according to Reuters.
- COVID-19 kills 156 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 14 Sep 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Monday that some 156 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours.
- WHO provides SARS-CoV-2 antibody ELISA tests available in Iran IRNA 14 Sep 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO), through a donation by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Germany, has provided the Islamic Republic of Iran with more than 67,500 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests. The tests, which measure the number of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in blood samples, will be used for research and surveillance purposes in the country.
- Health Ministry: 1,060 New COVID-19 Recoveries, Active, Critical Cases Decreased, in Saudi Arabia SPA 14 Sep 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 607 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 326,258 cases, including 18,023 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Woman from the Philippines tests positive for COVID-19: CECC CNA 14 Sep 2020 -- A woman from the Philippines who arrived in Taiwan recently was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in Taiwan to 499, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.
- Aussie health minister "becoming more optimistic" about coronavirus vaccine People's Daily 14 Sep 2020 -- Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt has said there is "genuine cause for hope and optimism" that a coronavirus vaccine will be available in the first half of 2021.
- Slight Easing of Australia's Toughest COVID-19 Lockdown VOA 14 Sep 2020 -- Some of Australia's toughest coronavirus restrictions imposed in Melbourne have been relaxed as recorded daily cases continue to fall. The Victorian state government has said there will be a staged easing of lockdown measures in the coming months if infection rates decline. Australia has had about 26,600 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 800 people have died.
- Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 4.3 mln amid heat wave, packed beaches Global Times 14 Sep 2020 -- Brazil on Sunday said 415 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours pushed the total death toll to 131,625.
- Israeli gov't decides to reimpose nationwide lockdown amid COVID-19 resurgence People's Daily 14 Sep 2020 -- Israel will reimpose a nationwide lockdown for three weeks, beginning on Friday, to slow a rapid resurgence of coronavirus infections, the government decided on Sunday.
- Africa CDC director emphasizes need to redouble Africa's COVID-19 testing capacity People's Daily 14 Sep 2020 -- The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has urged the African continent to augment COVID-19 testing capacity so as to effectively contain the spread of the virus across the continent.
- Kazakh Prisoners Packed In Cells, Endure 'Degrading' Conditions In Coronavirus Lockdown RFE/RL 14 Sep 2020 -- Yulia Ilchenko hasn't seen her imprisoned husband since March, when Kazakhstan locked down its 82 penitentiaries as part of nationwide measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
- Pandemic Takes Toll on Kenya's Medical Workers VOA 14 Sep 2020 -- John Muichuhio is one of the thousands of Kenyan medical workers treating COVID-19 patients.
- Netanyahu heads to US amid outrage in Israel over general coronavirus lockdown Press TV 14 Sep 2020 -- Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has headed to the United States amid protests in the occupied territories against his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic that prompted a second general lockdown.
- Main Opposition Party Wants Myanmar Election Postponed, Citing Coronavirus Concerns Radio Free Asia 14 Sep 2020 -- Myanmar's main opposition party and other small parties have called for a postponement of nationwide elections in November, arguing that quarantine measures to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 have hobbled campaigning amid growing fear of the pandemic in a country that largely avoided the early 2020 wave.
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