18 September 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- China Named in Ambitious New Anti-Illegal Fishing Strategy for the U.S. Coast Guard Radio Free Asia 18 Sep 2020 -- The United States Coast Guard has called out Chinaâs massive distant-water fishing fleet for its extractive practices in the waters of its Southeast Asian neighbors and off the coasts of Central America and West Africa.
- FBI warns of 'combustible violence' on US streets ahead of November election Press TV 18 Sep 2020 -- The FBI has warned of âcombustible violenceâ on US streets ahead of the November presidential election, as tensions have recently increased between anti-racial protesters and far-right extremists during nationwide demonstrations that have followed the police killing of African American George Floyd.
- Experts: Latest US Indictments May Discourage Hackers from Joining Anti-American Campaigns VOA 18 Sep 2020 -- The U.S. Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against three Iranian men for their alleged participation in state-sponsored identity theft and hacking by Iranâs Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
- FBI Director Warns of 'Drumbeat' of Russian Disinformation, Stoking Trump's Ire VOA 18 Sep 2020 -- FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday warned lawmakers that Russia is not letting up in its efforts to sway the outcome of the November presidential election by trying to hurt the campaign of Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden â testimony that appears not to be sitting well with U.S. President Donald Trump.
- Text of a Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate The White House 18 Sep 2020
- Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Persons who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism The White House 18 Sep 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Weekly Operational Update WHO 18 Sep 2020
- COVID-19 illustrates âwoefully under preparedâ world â UN health chief UN News 18 Sep 2020 -- Despite efforts to break the global cycle of panic and neglect seen throughout multiple disease outbreaks, the UN health agency chief said on Friday that the new coronavirus has shown that the world was âwoefully under preparedâ.
- COVID-19 expanding risks to peace everywhere, warns UN chief People's Daily 18 Sep 2020 -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic is expanding risks to peace everywhere.
- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 30 mln -- Johns Hopkins University People's Daily 18 Sep 2020 -- Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 30 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
- Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 30.26 million, death toll at 945,533 SPA 18 Sep 2020 -- More than 30.26 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 945,533 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
- G20 Finance, Health Ministers Discuss Priorities for Overcoming COVID-19 Pandemic SPA 18 Sep 2020 -- The G20 Finance and Health Ministers held a meeting today aimed at focusing on a number of issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 18 Sep 2020
- Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19 DHS 18 Sep 2020
- Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | September 18, 2020 The White House 18 Sep 2020
- Survey: Almost Half of Americans Say âNoâ To COVID Vaccine If Available Today VOA 18 Sep 2020 -- Nearly half of Americans, or 49%, said they definitely or probably would not get an inoculation if a coronavirus were available today, while 51% said they would, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted earlier this month.
- The United States All-of-Government Response to COVID-19 in Pacific Island Countries US Dept. of State 18 Sep 2020 -- As the leader in global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19, the United States has acted swiftly to monitor, respond to, and mitigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Pacific Island countries.
- Mainland China Reports 32 New COVID-19 Cases VS 9 A Day Earlier SPA 18 Sep 2020 -- Mainland China reported 32 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 17, up sharply from 9 cases reported a day earlier, Reuters quoted the Chinese national health authority as saying today.
- Herd immunity to be achieved through mass vaccination over one to two years: top experts Global Times 18 Sep 2020 -- Top Chinese disease experts said the COVID-19 pandemic is very likely to continue to spread throughout the spring months and herd immunity should be achieved through world-wide vaccination.
- Manila-Shanghai flights suspended as more imported COVID-19 cases from the Philippines reported Global Times 18 Sep 2020 -- China Eastern Airlines announced on Friday that it would suspend flights MU211 and MU212 between Shanghai and Manila, the Philippines, effective from Friday following Shanghaiâs reporting of 12 imported cases of COVID-19, nine from the Philippines, two from Jamaica and one from India.
- Coronavirus found on outer packaging of frozen ribbon fish imported from Indonesia Global Times 18 Sep 2020 -- China Customs announced to suspend imports from Indonesian aquatic product manufacturer PT.PUTRI INDAH for one week, effective from Friday, after novel coronavirus was discovered on one outer packaging sample of frozen ribbon fish of the company.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 18 Sep 2020 -- No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Friday.
- European Countries Announce New Coronavirus Restrictions VOA 18 Sep 2020 -- European countries announced new coronavirus restrictions Friday, one day after the World Health Organization warned infections have started to spread again across the continent at âalarming rates.â
- EU wants to buy more COVID vaccines SPA 18 Sep 2020 -- The European Union wants to raise more money to shore up its supplies of potential COVID-19 vaccines after estimating that the number of shots available next year around the world might fall short of demand, two EU sources said.
- Majority of Germans support current COVID-19 measures: survey People's Daily 18 Sep 2020 -- Sixty-nine percent of German citizens consider the current COVID-19 measures "just right," according to a Politbarometer survey published by the German public broadcaster ZDF on Thursday.
- Denmark Imposes New COVID-19 Restrictions as Virus Cases Surge VOA 18 Sep 2020 -- Denmark's prime minister announced Friday new COVID-19-related restrictions after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in recent weeks.
- Britain Contemplates Second National Lockdown as COVID-19 Surges VOA 18 Sep 2020 -- British Health Minister Matt Hancock said Friday the government is contemplating a second nationwide lockdown as new COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Britain.
- Restrictive measures to be implemented in parts of UK amid COVID-19 concern Global Times 18 Sep 2020 -- A series of restrictive measures will be implemented in parts of Britain, as "concerning rates" of coronavirus infection are seen there, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Thursday.
- India scales another peak of Single day Recoveries India PIB 18 Sep 2020 -- India has recorded an unprecedented high of single day recoveries.
- COVID-19 Update India PIB 18 Sep 2020 -- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to depute a high level Central team to Jammu. The district has reported a rise in the number of new COVID cases in the recent days.
- Assessment of COVID Prevention India PIB 18 Sep 2020 -- World Health Organization, Country office, India alerted India on 6th January, 2020 about outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan city of China. WHO issued a statement on 9th January, 2020 about a novel coronavirus, which was later named as SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease was named COVID-19 by WHO on 11th February, 2020.
- COVID Cases and Sero Survey Status India PIB 18 Sep 2020 -- India has one of the lowest cases per million population. It is 3445 for India as compared to 19295 for USA, 20146 for Brazil, 7283 for Russian Federation and 10929 for South Africa. However, cases per million population for India is high as compared to other countries in South East Asia
- People affected by COVID-19 India PIB 18 Sep 2020 -- The total number of people affected, recovered and died due to COVID-19 is given below :
- More Iranian Cities on Coronavirus Red Alert Radio Farda 18 Sep 2020 -- Iran's Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that the number of Iranian cities on red alert for coronavirus has sharply increased.
- COVID-19 kills 144 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 18 Sep 2020 -- Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Friday that some 144 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours.
- Health Ministry: 1,145 Recoveries, 576 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Reported, in Saudi Arabia SPA 18 Sep 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 576 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 328,720 including 15,938 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Coronavirus response: United States delivers ventilators for NATO stockpile NATO 18 Sep 2020 -- On Friday (18 September 2020), the United States donated 200 ventilators to a stockpile of medical supplies that NATO has established to respond to a potential second wave of COVID-19.
- Australian police warn of zero tolerance for anti-lockdown protesters People's Daily 18 Sep 2020 -- Police in the Australian State of Victoria have hit out at plans for a third weekend of anti-lockdown protests, saying they will take a zero tolerance approach towards anybody breaching COVID-19 restrictions.
- Hundreds Of Hasidic Pilgrims Leave Belarus-Ukraine Border After Being Stopped By COVID-19 Restrictions RFE/RL 18 Sep 2020 -- Hundreds of followers of the Breslov Hasidic movement, who were trying to reach the central Ukrainian city of Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, have begun leaving neutral territory along the Belarusian-Ukrainian border after they were refused entry to Ukraine over measures banning foreigners from entering the country to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
- COVID-19: Uzbekistan To Lift Ban On International Flights From October 1 RFE/RL 18 Sep 2020 -- Uzbekistan says it will lift a ban on international flights to and from the Central Asian nation as of October 1.
- Graft Alleged as Kenyaâs Fight Against COVID-19 Struggles VOA 18 Sep 2020 -- Organizations have contributed aid worth more than $2 billion to help Kenyaâs in its fight against COVID-19. But much of the aid has gone missing, prompting President Uhuru Kenyatta to order an investigation into who might have taken it.
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