24 September 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Cyber Shield 2020 tests Washington Guard cyber professionals Army News 24 Sep 2020 -- As cyber threats become more sophisticated, there is an increased demand on cyber professionals in the National Guard to help protect critical infrastructure in cyberspace.
- Cyber Shield 2020 features fully virtual training exercise Army News 24 Sep 2020 -- Cyber Shield 2020 is underway on networks across the nation, with more than 800 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from more than 40 states signed in for virtual training to sharpen their skills as network defenders.
- U.S. Accountant in Panama Papers Investigation Sentenced to Prison US Dept. of Justice 24 Sep 2020 -- A U.S. accountant was sentenced in the Southern District of New York to 39 months in prison for wire fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft, and other charges, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt and Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss of the Southern District of New York.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Cross 31.7 Million, Death Toll at 971,130 SPA 24 Sep 2020 -- More than 31.7 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 971,130 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
- UN and partners press for seafarers to be designated 'key workers' during COVID pandemic UN News 24 Sep 2020 -- The UN Secretary-General has again appealed for governments to act on behalf of hundreds of thousands of seafarers and other maritime workers stuck at sea for endless months, in some cases more than a year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- International community must unite, or be crushed by chaos, warns UN chief UN News 24 Sep 2020 -- The UN Secretary-General on Thursday made an unequivocal case for strengthening multilateralism and building trust among the countries of the world in the face of the devastating coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed gaps on multiple fronts.
- U.S. Fed official warns of 2nd COVID-19 wave, lack of fiscal aid People's Daily 24 Sep 2020 -- A second wave of COVID-19 infections in the fall and winter and the lack of further fiscal aid could make the U.S. economic recovery more gradual than hoped, a senior Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.
- Health official says majority of Americans "remain susceptible" to COVID-19 People's Daily 24 Sep 2020 -- Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Wednesday that a majority of Americans remain susceptible to COVID-19.
- Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial starts in U.S. People's Daily 24 Sep 2020 -- A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Wednesday.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 24 Sep 2020
- Two port workers in Qingdao test positive for COVID-19 after offloading imported seafood Global Times 24 Sep 2020 -- Two workers who offloaded imported seafood at Qingdao port in East China's Shandong Province have tested positive for the coronavirus and both are asymptomatic, local health authority said on Thursday.
- Beijing expands flu vaccination in preparation for potential COVID-19 wave Global Times 24 Sep 2020 -- Beijing will launch a full-scale influenza vaccination program at the end of September to avoid dual infections involving COVID-19 and the flu, and avoid a strain on medical resources, as China is on alert for a potential wave of COVID-19 this autumn and winter.
- China's COVID-19 vaccine shows "no side effects" in Russian trials People's Daily 24 Sep 2020 -- China's candidate coronavirus vaccine caused no side effects among recruits in Moscow as part of large-scale clinical trials, reported Russian English-language newspaper The Moscow Times.
- France May Impose Second Quarantine Over Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases, Prime Minister Says Sputnik 24 Sep 2020 -- French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned citizens of the country that the government may impose a new quarantine over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
- Pandemic shocks world, reinforces need for multilateralism, says Estonian President UN News 24 Sep 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic gave the world "a thorough shock" and taught several lessons on the realities of climate change, the President of Estonia said to the UN General Assembly on Thursday.
- Moscow Mayor Urges Companies To Let Employees Work From Home As Coronavirus Cases Rise RFE/RL 24 Sep 2020 -- Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has asked Russia's top companies operating in the capital to again have some employees work from home after new daily cases of COVID-19 reached a three-month high.
- Russian Fund Says It Will Supply Another 17 Countries With COVID Treatment Drug RFE/RL 24 Sep 2020 -- Russia's sovereign wealth fund and its partner Chemrar say they have signed agreements with another 17 countries for supplies of the COVID-19 drug Avifavir.
- COVID-19 cases rise to 5,732,518 in India, death toll reaches 91,149 Global Times 24 Sep 2020 -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Thursday morning rose to 5,732,518, India's federal health ministry said.
- UPDATES on COVID-19 India PIB 24 Sep 2020 -- For the sixth consecutive day, the number of new confirmed cases has been lower than the new recoveries.
- India reports steady trend of higher New Recoveries than New Cases for the 6th successive day India PIB 24 Sep 2020 -- With its focussed strategies and effective people-centric measures, India is reporting exponential increase in recoveries.
- Japan May See Resurgence of Coronavirus Cases, Experts Warn SPA 24 Sep 2020 -- Japan could face a resurgence of coronavirus infections, although the number of cases has been on a downward trend since late July, Kyodo cited a group of experts on virus prevention as saying today, on Thursday.
- Reports of COVID-19 outbreak among Vietnamese in Taiwan 'fake': CECC CNA 24 Sep 2020 -- The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday dismissed as "fake news" several recent social media posts about a lockdown of cities in Taiwan due to a large-scale outbreak of COVID-19 in the Vietnamese communities.
- Canadian Prime Minister Says Country Facing Second Wave of Coronavirus Epidemic Sputnik 24 Sep 2020 -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic had already engulfed his country.
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