31 October 2020 Security News
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COVID-19 Pandemic News
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- Security Remains High in France After Deadly Knife Attack at Church in Nice VOA 31 Oct 2020 -- Security throughout France was high Saturday after this week's deadly stabbings at a church in Nice as President Emmanuel Macron tried to ease tensions in the country.
- Why Depicting Prophet Muhammad Is Controversial in Islam? VOA 31 Oct 2020 -- The recent decapitation of a French schoolteacher in a Parisian suburb over showing caricatures of Prophet Muhammad to his class is the latest in a series of violent attacks in recent years over depictions of Islam's holiest figure.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Sustainable urbanization critical to COVID-19 recovery, better quality of life UN News 31 Oct 2020 -- Cities will be critical for the world to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst recession for decades, according to the latest report published by UN-Habitat, the UN agency working on urban issues.
- UN Agency: Resilient Cities Are Key to COVID-19 Recovery VOA 31 Oct 2020 -- The United Nations says cities will be critical to a global COVID-19 recovery. On Saturday, World Cities Day, U.N. agencies urged governments to make cities more resilient and better able to bounce back from the adverse impact of COVID-19-induced health, environmental and other disasters.
- Influential COVID-19 model projects nearly 400,000 deaths in US by Feb Global Times 31 Oct 2020 -- The COVID-19 death toll in the United States is expected to reach almost 400,000 by Feb 1, according to an updated key COVID-19 model.
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic New York State 31 Oct 2020
- U.S. hits record high single-day total as COVID-19 cases surpass 9 mln People's Daily 31 Oct 2020 -- The United States reported over 90,000 COVID-19 cases Thursday, the record high single-day total since the onset of the pandemic in the country. Total cases surpassed 9 million on Friday.
- Trump says US doctors profiting from COVID-19 deaths Press TV 31 Oct 2020 -- US President Donald Trump has accused doctors of profiting from COVID-19 deaths while cases, hospitalizations and deaths surge across the country.
- New York Governor Announces New Quarantine Policy for Those Entering State Sputnik 31 Oct 2020 -- The new measure automatically substitutes the list of 40 US coronavirus hotspots, introduced by the state authorities, which required residents of these areas to quarantine themselves upon crossing the NY border.
- US Coronavirus Cases Surpass 9 Million VOA 31 Oct 2020 -- The U.S. surpassed 9 million confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, recording more than 88,500 new cases in a single day and 1 million new cases in just two weeks, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 31 Oct 2020
- Xinjiang reports 6 new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 31 Oct 2020 -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported six new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15 new asymptomatic cases Friday, the regional health commission said Saturday.
- 17 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 31 Oct 2020 -- The National Health Commission said Saturday that 17 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Friday.
- Chinese mainland reports 27 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 31 Oct 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported 27 new imported COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 3,359, the National Health Commission said Saturday.
- Chinese mainland reports 6 new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 31 Oct 2020 -- Six new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday, the National Health Commission said Saturday.
- Rising COVID-19 infections in Kashi spark concerns of epidemic spread Global Times 31 Oct 2020 -- Kashi in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported 61 new silent virus carriers on Saturday alone as it finished the second round of nucleic acid tests in key villages, sparking great concerns among the public about whether the initial clustered outbreak relating to a local clothing factory has spread in Xinjiang.
- Coronavirus-infected imported pork enters local restaurant in Yantai, close contact tracing underway Global Times 31 Oct 2020 -- A batch of frozen pork products imported from Brazil with its outside package testing positive for coronavirus, are found to have entered a local barbecue restaurant and a seafood market in Yantai, East China's Shandong Province, local authorities confirmed in an announcement on Saturday.
- Travelers to China need to present negative results of nucleic acid and anti-body tests Global Times 31 Oct 2020 -- As COVID-19 cases rebound sharply in countries from North America to Europe, Chinese embassies in several countries, including Russia, the US, and the UK, are now requiring Chinese and foreigner passengers flying to China to present negative result of serum IgM antibody test, in addition to usual negative result of nucleic acid test before boarding their flight.
- Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 31 October 2020 Gov.UK 31 Oct 2020 -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement at the coronavirus press conference.
- British PM Johnson Announces Four-Week COVID Lockdown for UK Sputnik 31 Oct 2020 -- Most workplaces including non-essential shops, pubs, cafes and non-takeaway restaurants will close from Thursday under the new four-week nationwide lockdown, but schools and universities will stay open.
- Britain Joins France, Germany in Locking Down VOA 31 Oct 2020 -- For weeks, Britain's Boris Johnson has resisted mounting calls to impose a national lockdown as coronavirus cases have risen inexorably, saying that closing the country for a second time this year would be a "disaster." But the British leader Saturday joined his counterparts in France, Germany and Belgium in ordering a nationwide shutdown.
- Nicola Sturgeon tells Scots not to travel to England Press TV 31 Oct 2020 -- Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has advised Scottish people to desist from traveling "to or from" England except for "essential purposes".
- India's Case Fatality Rate (CFR) falls below 1.5% India PIB 31 Oct 2020 -- India has witnessed a significant success in its collective fight against the global pandemic. The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has fallen below 1.5%. On a progressive decline, the CFR is 1.49% today. India's deaths per million is also at a very low level of 88 deaths per million.
- Official: COVID-19 kills 386 more in Iran IRNA 31 Oct 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 386 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours.
- New 10-day restrictions to be implemented in 25 province capitals, 46 cities around Iran: President Rouhani ISNA 31 Oct 2020 -- Iran's President announced that as approved by the National Task Force Against Coronavirus, new restrictions will be applied for 10 days in the centers of 25 provinces and 46 cities in the country from Wednesday.
- South Korea Reports 127 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 31 Oct 2020 -- South Korea's new Coronavirus cases rose by triple digits for the fourth straight day Saturday, Yonhap News Agency reported.
- Health Ministry: 402 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Tally at 347,282, in Saudi Arabia SPA 31 Oct 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 402 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 347,282, including 8,038 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Taiwanese returning from India latest confirmed COVID-19 patient CNA 31 Oct 2020 -- A 60-year-old Taiwanese man returning after working in India was confirmed to be the latest COVID-19 case recorded in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday.
- Strict Emergency Anti-Epidemic Measures Taken in DPRK KCNA 31 Oct 2020 -- Stricter anti-epidemic measures for thoroughly checking the inroads of COVID-19 are being taken in the DPRK.
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