25 September 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Stabbing Near Former Charlie Hebdo Office In Paris, Suspect Believed To Be Pakistani RFE/RL 25 Sep 2020 -- A stabbing that left two people injured in Paris near the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo -- the scene of a 2015 massacre that killed 12 people -- is being treated as a terror attack, the French interior minister said.
- Kansas Guard expands wildland firefighting capabilities Army News 25 Sep 2020 -- For the third year, the state of Kansas has expanded its capability to respond to wildland fires, thanks to a partnership between the Kansas National Guard and the Kansas Forest Service.
- Tenn. Guard participates in virtual cybersecurity exercise Army News 25 Sep 2020 -- Tennessee National Guard members participated in a joint cybersecurity training event at Volunteer Training Site â€“ Smyrna, Sept. 12-25.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Weekly Update WHO 25 Sep 2020
- Updated influenza vaccine advice targets protection of elderly and health workers UN News 25 Sep 2020 -- Amid a potential global shortage in influenza vaccines and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health agency has advised countries to protect the elderly and health workers first.
- W.Va. Guard focus shifts to increasing testing capacity Army News 25 Sep 2020 -- This week, the West Virginia National Guard, at the direction of Governor Jim Justice, increased its capabilities to provide COVID-19 testing support around the state by nearly doubling the capacity for testing teams to a total of 15.
- Southcom Donates Field Hospital to Jamaica in Support of COVID-19 Response DoD News 25 Sep 2020 -- A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft transported a large mobile field hospital from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to Kingston, Jamaica, to be donated to health care providers and used to support the Caribbean nation's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sept. 19, 2020.
- COVID-19 deaths surpass 200,000 in U.S. amid growing anger over government's failure People's Daily 25 Sep 2020 -- The United States hit another grim milestone on Tuesday, becoming the first in the world to have reported more than 200,000 COVID-19 deaths.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 25 Sep 2020
- Annual production capacity of vaccine to reach 610 million doses by 2020: expert Global Times 25 Sep 2020 -- China is estimated to reach an annual production capacity of the novel coronavirus vaccine to 610 million doses by the end of 2020, and more than 1 billion by 2021, Zheng Zhongwei, director of the Development Center for Medical Science and Technology of the National Health Commission (NHC), announced at a briefing held by the State Council Information Office of China on Friday.
- Update: Two port workers in Qingdao test positive for COVID-19 after offloading imported seafood Global Times 25 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.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 25 Sep 2020 -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Friday.
- Human rights, multilateralism and battling COVID-19, top focus of European Union UN News 25 Sep 2020 -- The European Union has been at the forefront of international cooperation to defeat "the same common enemy", COVID-19, the President of the European Council, told the UN General Assembly on Friday.
- Italy calls for reinvigorated multilateral system to combat 'invisible enemy', COVID-19 UN News 25 Sep 2020 -- Today the world is faced with "an invisible enemy" that has upended lives, suffocated the world economy and limited freedoms, the Prime Minster of Italy told the United Nations on Friday.
- France reports total coronavirus cases over 500,000 for first time SPA 25 Sep 2020 -- France reported that its total number of coronavirus cases jumped over 500,000 for the first time, as it registered 15,797 new confirmed cases on Friday, just shy of a daily record of 16,096 set on Thursday.
- India's COVID-19 tally rises to 6,145,291, deaths reach 96,318 Global Times 25 Sep 2020 -- India recorded 70,589 new COVID-19 cases and 776 deaths on Tuesday, taking the total tally to 6,145,291 and the death toll to 96,318, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
- India's Recoveries on a Steep Upward trend, cross 47.5 lakh India PIB 25 Sep 2020 -- On the day when India's has registered the highest number of tests in a single day with nearly 15 lakhs tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the trend of high recoveries continues unabated.
- India scales a historic PEAK, records all-time High of DAILY TESTING India PIB 25 Sep 2020 -- India has scaled a historic peak in the fight against COVID-19. In a landmark achievement, for the first time, a record of very high number of nearly 15 lakh COVID tests has been conducted in a single day.
- Official: Iran's daily COVID-19 death toll hits 207 IRNA 25 Sep 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Friday that some 207 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours so that the country's daily death toll exceeded 200 as the disease is becoming more severe again.
- Official Coronavirus Death Toll In Iran Exceeds 25,000 Radio Farda 25 Sep 2020 -- With the reported death of 175 COVID-19 victims over the course of one day, the official coronavirus death toll in Iran exceeded 25,000 people, the country's Ministry of Health announced on Thursday, September 24.
- 70% Of Budget Committed To Tackling COVID-19 In Limbo Radio Farda 25 Sep 2020 -- About six months after the allocation of one billion euros (about $1.2 billion) from Iran's National Development Fund (NDF) to fight COVID-19, the country's Minister of Health has complained that he had only received a "small share" of it.
- Iran Intends to Cooperate With Russia on COVID-19 Vaccine Production, Envoy Reveals Sputnik 25 Sep 2020 -- Russia registered Sputnik V, the world's first coronavirus vaccine, on 11 August following two successful phases of clinical trials that proved that it was capable of building immunity against the virus in all of the volunteers involved in the tests.
- South Korea Reports 114 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 25 Sep 2020 -- South Korea's new Coronavirus cases stayed above 100 for the third straight day Friday due to continued rises in sporadic cluster infections, putting the South Korea's virus fight to the test ahead of a major holiday, Yonhap News Agency reported.
- Japan to 'proactively lead' on COVID-19 response efforts UN News 25 Sep 2020 -- Japan has signaled its intention to take a leading role in global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftershocks, with new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga highlighting the links between recovery, health and economic development.
- Health Ministry Calls for Adherence to Precautionary Measures, Reports 472 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases SPA 25 Sep 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 472 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 332,329 cases, including 12,068 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Health minister reveals Taiwan has signed up to COVAX CNA 25 Sep 2020 -- Answering questions at the Legislature Friday, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (é™³æ™‚ä¸) revealed that Taiwan signed up to the COVAX global vaccine allocation plan last week and expects to pay its deposit to the organization next month.
- Taiwan reports new imported case of COVID-19 CNA 25 Sep 2020 -- A Philippine national who entered Taiwan two weeks ago has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday the disease was contracted before the person arrived in Taiwan.
- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll nears 140,000 Global Times 25 Sep 2020 -- Brazil on Thursday said 831 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours pushed the death toll to 139,808.
- Brazil reports 32,817 new coronavirus cases, 831 deaths SPA 25 Sep 2020 -- Brazil recorded 32,817 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 831 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, according to Reuters.
- Kyrgyz Health Workers Bearing Brunt Of COVID-19 Pandemic: Amnesty RFE/RL 25 Sep 2020 -- Health workers in Kyrgyzstan have been forced to work long hours, often without promised extra pay and sometimes even with reduced pay, and subjected to a "prisonlike" quarantine regime during the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International said in a new report on September 25.
- Trudeau Announces Vaccine Deal as Canada Surpasses 150,000 COVID-19 Cases Sputnik 25 Sep 2020 -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced that his government had entered into an agreement with British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to procure 20 million doses of its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
- COVID-19 a litmus test of global unity, Thai Prime Minister tells world leaders UN News 25 Sep 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is a "litmus test" of the faith in multilateralism and unity among nations, the Prime Minister of Thailand told world leaders gathered virtually at the UN General Assembly, urging every country to renew their trust in international cooperation.
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