21 September 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Department Of Justice Identifies New York City, Portland And Seattle As Jurisdictions Permitting Violence And Destruction Of Property US Dept. of Justice 21 Sep 2020 -- Identification is Response to Presidential Memorandum Reviewing Federal Funding to State and Local Governments that are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities
- Three Cities Could Lose Federal Funding for Allowing Violence, DOJ Says VOA 21 Sep 2020 -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that three U.S. cities have "permitted violence and destruction of property" to persist and threatened to cut federal funding if they don't take measures to restore law and order.
- USS Kidd Completes Counternarcotics Deployment US Navy 21 Sep 2020 -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) returned to their homeport of Naval Station Everett following the shipâs deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations, September 21.
- Leaked docs: US branches of Deutsche Bank suspected of facilitating funds to Daesh in Iraq Press TV 21 Sep 2020 -- Leaked reports have revealed that the US branches of Deutsche Bank are suspected of facilitating money transfer to Daesh in Iraq at the height of the group's terror campaign.
- Leaked documents reveal $2tn of possibly corrupt US financial activity Press TV 21 Sep 2020 -- Thousands of documents, which have been disclosed to an international group of investigative journalists, detail $2 trillion (ÂŁ1.55tn) of potentially corrupt transactions that were washed through the US financial system.
- UK National Sentenced to Prison for Role in âThe Dark Overlordâ Hacking Group US Dept. of Justice 21 Sep 2020 -- Defendant Conspired to Steal Sensitive Personally Identifying Information from Victim Companies and Release those Records on Criminal Marketplaces unless Victims Paid Bitcoin Ransoms
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Weekly Epidemiological Update WHO 21 Sep 2020
- Global solution to COVID-19 in sight, âwe sink or we swim togetherâ â WHO chief UN News 21 Sep 2020 -- COVID-19 is an âunprecedented global crisis that demands an unprecedented global responseâ, the chief of the UN health agency said on Monday, unveiling a plan to have two billion doses of coronavirus vaccine available by the end of 2021.
- COVID-19 pandemic "starkly" reveals reality of inequality among and within nations: UN official People's Daily 21 Sep 2020 -- A United Nations official said Monday the COVID-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the reality of inequality among and within nations, with the poorest suffering the most.
- Over 150 nations join WHO-led global plan for COVID vaccines SPA 21 Sep 2020 -- A total of 156 countries have joined the global COVAX scheme intended to ensure fair distribution of supplies of future vaccines against COVID-19, an alliance led by the World Health Organization (WHO) was quoted as saying by Reuters, on Monday.
- WHO: Since WWII, No Crisis Demonstrates Need for UN More Than COVID-19 VOA 21 Sep 2020 -- The World Health Organization's director-general said Monday no crisis since World War II demonstrates more clearly the need for the United Nations than the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is the illness caused by the coronavirus.
- Report Warns COVID-19 Pushing Worldâs Poorest Into Downward Spiral VOA 21 Sep 2020 -- New research by the Norwegian Refugee Council finds the economic impact of COVID-19 is pushing refugees and displaced people in conflict into a hunger, homelessness and education crisis. The report, âDownward Spiralâ surveyed 1,400 people in 14 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, as well as Afghanistan in Central Asia,
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 21 Sep 2020
- Readout from the Vice Presidentâs Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices The White House 21 Sep 2020
- US Withdraws Advice on Airborne Coronavirus Transmission VOA 21 Sep 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday withdrew its statement from three days ago on how COVID-19 can spread through aerosolized droplets, saying it was posted "in error."
- US Coronavirus Death Toll Inching Toward 200,000 Deaths VOA 21 Sep 2020 -- The United States is approaching the milestone of 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus, experts monitoring the outbreak day.
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic New York State 21 Sep 2020
- CDC Removes Revised Guidance on Airborne COVID-19 Transmission in Yet Another Edit Sputnik 21 Sep 2020 -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday deleted guidance it posted on its website Friday stating that COVID-19 airborne transmissions are âthought to be the main way the virus spreads.â
- No local COVID-19 cases have been detected in SW China's border city Ruili Global Times 21 Sep 2020 -- All urban residents of Ruili, SW China's Yunnan Province, have been tested for the coronavirus, and no local cases or local transmissions have been detected, local anti-epidemic official announced on Monday night.
- Second COVID-19 wave in China 'inevitable': top experts Global Times 21 Sep 2020 -- A second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in China is "inevitable," said Zhang Wenhong, China's leading infectious disease specialist and head of the Shanghai COVID-19 medical team, despite that the Chinese mainland has reported zero new domestic COVID-19 cases since August 16.
- No delivery staff contract COVID-19 on the job: official Global Times 21 Sep 2020 -- Of the 4 million delivery workers in China, only 58 have been infected with COVID-19, but none contracted the disease on the job, an official said on Monday.
- Hong Kong reports six new COVID-19 cases, 5,038 in total People's Daily 21 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong has seen continued abating of the third wave of COVID-19 outbreak, with six new infections reported on Monday.
- London mayor Sadiq Khan calls for coronavirus restrictions on capital Press TV 21 Sep 2020 -- London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has called for new coronavirus restrictions in the British capital as the UK struggles to contain an imminent second wave of the pandemic.
- UK at coronavirus "tipping point": health secretary Global Times 21 Sep 2020 -- British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that Britain is facing a "tipping point" regarding the coronavirus pandemic and more restrictions are possible to cope with the spread of virus.
- UK at coronavirus "tipping point": health secretary People's Daily 21 Sep 2020 -- British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that Britain is facing a "tipping point" regarding the coronavirus pandemic and more restrictions are possible to cope with the spread of virus.
- British Health Minister Lays Out COVID-19 Response as Cases Surge VOA 21 Sep 2020 -- Britainâs health minister went before parliament Monday to discuss the governmentâs response to a surge in positive COVID-19 cases in the nation.
- France's daily COVID-19 infections hit new record of 13,498 People's Daily 21 Sep 2020 -- Coronavirus infections have surged in France in recent weeks, particularly among young people, prompting the government to order the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors and in workplaces.
- Western Europe Scrambling to Avoid National Lockdowns VOA 21 Sep 2020 -- Western European states are scrambling to curb a second coronavirus wave of infections by re-imposing pandemic restrictions lifted just weeks or months ago. But their governments say they are determined to avoid further stressing their stricken economics by re-introducing national lockdowns.
- COVID-19 cases rise to 5,487,580 in India, death toll reaches 87,882 Global Times 21 Sep 2020 -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Monday morning rose to 5,487,580, India's federal health ministry said.
- COVID-19 Update India PIB 21 Sep 2020 -- A total of 86,961 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in the country. 76% of the new confirmed cases are concentrated in 10 States/UTs.
- India reports more than 90,000 recoveries for the 3rd successive day India PIB 21 Sep 2020 -- India has crossed the significant landmark of more than 80% national Recovery Rate.
- Slow Reopening for Indiaâs Taj Mahal After 6-Month COVID Shutdown VOA 21 Sep 2020 -- Indiaâs iconic 17th century Taj Mahal monument reopened Monday after its longest shutdown even as the country grapples with rising coronavirus cases.
- COVID-19 kills 177 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 21 Sep 2020 -- Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Monday that some 177 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours.
- Health Ministry: Coronavirus Recoveries Exceed 311,000, Active, Critical Cases Continue to Decrease, in Saudi Arabia SPA 21 Sep 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 492 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 330,246 cases, including 14,235 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Cases of COVID-19-positive Filipinos from Taiwan remain a mystery CNA 21 Sep 2020 -- The Philippines has not offered details on the cases of six migrant workers who tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving there from Taiwan, as the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) remains skeptical about whether they in fact had the disease.
- Two new imported COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan CNA 21 Sep 2020 -- Two Taiwanese nationals who had been working in Southeast Asia recently tested positive for COVID-19 following their return to Taiwan last week, raising the total number to 509, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday.
- Emergency Anti-Epidemic Activities Further Intensified in DPRK KCNA 21 Sep 2020 -- The emergency anti-epidemic units at all levels are waging a campaign for preventing COVID-19 in an offensive manner.
- Myanmarâs Yangon Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions to Deal With Surge in Cases Radio Free Asia 21 Sep 2020 -- Authorities in the Yangon region, Myanmarâs main population and commercial center, imposed expanded stay-at-home orders Monday to combat a spike of coronavirus cases in the nation of 54 million.
- Ecuador's capital lifts restrictions on traffic despite ongoing COVID-19 outbreak Global Times 21 Sep 2020 -- Traffic picked up in Ecuador's capital Quito on Sunday, after local officials lifted pandemic lockdown restrictions on vehicles, allowing them all to circulate.
- Iraq bans entry of foreign travelers as COVID-19 infections reach 319,035 Global Times 21 Sep 2020 -- The Iraqi Health Ministry on Sunday reported 3,438 new COVID-19 cases, as the health authorities banned the entry of foreign travelers into the country amid the appearance of new strains of the coronavirus in the neighboring countries.
- COVID-19 exacerbates challenges in Africa's education system: AU People's Daily 21 Sep 2020 -- The African Union (AU) Commission on Sunday said that the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges in Africa's education system.
- Uzbek Deputy PM Barnoev Dies From COVID-19 Complications RFE/RL 21 Sep 2020 -- Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Uktam Barnoev has died from COVID-19 complications, nearly two months after testing positive for the coronavirus.
- Mexico reports 3,542 new coronavirus cases, 235 new deaths SPA 21 Sep 2020 -- Mexico's health ministry on Sunday reported 3,542 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country, bringing the total to 697,663, and 235 new deaths, for a cumulative death toll of 73,493, acording to Reuters.
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