10 January 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- US House Democrats Push for Trump's Impeachment VOA 10 Jan 2021 -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives pushed ahead Sunday to impeach Donald Trump in the waning days of his presidency, contending he should be held accountable for last Wednesday's mayhem that left five people dead at the U.S. Capitol as a mob of Trump supporters stormed past police into the building.
- US Senate's Top Democrat Warns of Possible Violence at Biden Inauguration VOA 10 Jan 2021 -- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer warned Sunday about the threat of violence at the January 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, especially in the aftermath of last week's storming of the U.S. Capitol by thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump trying to block Biden's ascension to power.
- Two Men Charged in Connection with Events at U.S. Capitol DOJ - USAG-DC 10 Jan 2021 -- Two men were charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.
- Pakistan Defends Handling Of Case Against Extremist Leader RFE/RL Gandhara 10 Jan 2021 -- Pakistan's Foreign Office has reacted angrily to a U.S. State Department statement asking the country to do more to hold an extremist leader accountable.
- Terrorist Designation of Ansarallah in Yemen US Dept. of State 10 Jan 2021 -- The Department of State will notify Congress of my intent to designate Ansarallah â€“ sometimes referred to as the Houthis â€“ as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) entity, pursuant to Executive Order 13224.
- S. Korea Confirms 48th Case of Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu SPA 10 Jan 2021 -- South Korea's agricultural ministry said Friday it has confirmed the country's 48th case of highly pathogenic bird flu from a poultry farm, with the spread of the disease among wild birds further straining the country's antivirus fight, Yonhap reported.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 22 mln -- Johns Hopkins University People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 22 million on Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
- US Lawmakers Likely Exposed to Coronavirus During Riot Lockdown, Official Warns VOA 10 Jan 2021 -- U.S. lawmakers who were in lockdown when a violent mob breached security at the Capitol last week likely have been exposed to the coronavirus, Congress' attending physician warned Sunday.
- Spring Festival travel rush to scale down amid virus resurgence Global Times 10 Jan 2021 -- As more Chinese provinces and cities have released tightened travel guidelines, some of which are intended to dissuade migrant workers from returning to their hometowns during the upcoming Spring Festival, industry insiders and experts expect that this year's chunyun travel rush, which is normally the world's largest human migration, will be affected by the current epidemic control measures, following the latest coronavirus resurgence in northern regions, and that it will weigh on the first-quarter economic performance.
- Beijing reports two positive COVID-19 cases, including ride-hailing driver Global Times 10 Jan 2021 -- Beijing on Saturday reported one newly confirmed COVID-19 case and one asymptomatic case, both of whom live in the city's Shunyi district, local health authorities said at a press briefing on Sunday. The asymptomatic patient is a ride-hailing driver, and a total of 359 close contacts have been tracked down so far.
- Liaoning port city locks down some neighborhoods, screens residents for free amid surging imported COVID-19 cases Global Times 10 Jan 2021 -- The city of Yingkou in Northeast China's Liaoning Province has rolled out lockdowns in some neighborhoods near the port and offered free nucleic acid tests for residents as a preventive measure, after the city recently reported 12 imported COVID-19 cases related to a cargo ship docking in the city's Mackerel Circle.
- Hebei outbreak from overseas; patient zero emerged before Dec 15 Global Times 10 Jan 2021 -- The virus strain found in coronavirus-hit Hebei Province in North China is believed to be from overseas and patient zero had emerged before December 15, Hebei authorities revealed on Sunday, but how the virus was imported remains a mystery.
- 7-day valid COVID-19 test results required for people from low-risk areas to enter several regions in China Global Times 10 Jan 2021 -- Amid growing concerns of another round of COVID-19 infections over the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush, a number of provinces and cities in China have issued requirements specifying that people from low-risk areas should also provide negative nucleic acid test results valid within seven days upon their return.
- Gatherings under spotlight as Hebei reports 46 more COVID-19 cases Global Times 10 Jan 2021 -- The COVID-19 outbreak in North China's Hebei Province continues to worsen as the province reported another 46 confirmed cases and 13 asymptomatic cases on Sunday, some of whom had been to weddings, fever clinics, school canteens and funerals.
- China's Liaoning reports 1 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 case People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- China's Liaoning Province reported one locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 case in the provincial capital Shenyang on Saturday, the provincial health commission said Sunday.
- China's Hebei reports 46 new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- China's Hebei Province reported 46 new locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 13 asymptomatic cases on Saturday, the provincial health commission said Sunday.
- Chinese mainland reports 21 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- The Chinese mainland reported 21 new imported COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 4,412.
- 16 COVID-19 patients newly discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- Sixteen COVID-19 patients were newly discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Saturday, the National Health Commission said in a daily report Sunday.
- Chinese mainland reports 48 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 69 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, of whom 48 were locally transmitted and the rest arrived from outside of the mainland, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
- North China city Xingtai finds 15 COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- The city of Xingtai in north China's Hebei Province has found 15 COVID-19 cases in a citywide nucleic acid testing that started Wednesday morning, local authorities said at a press conference on Saturday.
- Official stresses urgency to curb COVID-19 in Hebei People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- China's health authority on Friday called for strengthened measures to curb COVID-19's recent spread in north China's Hebei Province.
- Hong Kong reports 59 new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 59 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the highest in more than a week, taking its total tally to 9,211.
- China to tighten anti-epidemic measures ahead of Spring Festival People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- China will take more stringent epidemic prevention and control measures amid higher risks of COVID-19 contagion during this winter-spring period, especially the upcoming Spring Festival holiday.
- China to offer free COVID-19 vaccination to citizens: official People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- The cost of COVID-19 vaccination, including both vaccines' expenses and inoculation fees, will be covered by medical insurance fund and government fiscal, rather than individuals, said a Chinese official Saturday.
- N China city suspends public transport to stem COVID-19 resurgence People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- Public transportation, including buses, subways and taxis, has been suspended indefinitely in the city of Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, local authorities said Saturday.
- Chinese mainland reports 17 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 33 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, of whom 17 were locally transmitted and the rest arrived from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Saturday.
- China administers over 9 mln doses of self-developed COVID-19 vaccines People's Daily 10 Jan 2021 -- China has administered more than 9 million doses of self-developed COVID-19 vaccines. A senior health official announced this at a press conference on Saturday.
- NHS under 'very serious pressure' as Covid-related hospital admissions soar Press TV 10 Jan 2021 -- As coronavirus infections reach new highs on a daily basis, there are signs the National Health Service (NHS) is beginning to creak under the pressure.
- Britain's Hospitals Facing 'Worst Crisis in Living Memory' VOA 10 Jan 2021 -- Britain's hospitals are on the brink of being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients and the country's National Health Service is facing its "worst crisis in living memory," a senior government official warned Sunday.
- Russia Reports 22,851 New COVID-19 Cases and 456 Deaths SPA 10 Jan 2021 -- Russia on Sunday reported 22,851 new COVID-19 cases including 4,216 in Moscow, pushing the national infection tally to 3,401,954 - the world's fourth highest - since the pandemic began, according to Reuters.
- Russia Confirms First Case Of New Coronavirus Strain RFE/RL 10 Jan 2021 -- Russia has confirmed its first case of the new strain of the coronavirus.
- Sustained Decline in number of Daily Fatalities; daily deaths below 300 since the last 16 days India PIB 10 Jan 2021 -- The focused efforts of Centre and State/UT governments on effective clinical management of the hospitalized cases have ensured sustained decline in India's Fatality Rate which is 1.44% today. With effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on holistic Standard of Care Protocol across government and private hospitals, the number of new deaths have dipped.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout India PIB 10 Jan 2021 -- The Centre has been proactively carrying activities towards preparing for the nationwide roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine in close collaboration with States/UTs and all stakeholders. The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) today held a VC with administrators from States and UTs on the CoWIN software which forms the backbone of the last mile vaccine administration.
- 'COV-Iran Barekat' safe with no side-effects so far: Health official IRNA 10 Jan 2021 -- Iranian coronavirus vaccine named 'COV-Iran Barekat' has been safe without any side-effects so far, according to an official with Tehran University of Medical Science.
- Iran COVID-19 death toll drops to 71 IRNA 10 Jan 2021 -- Spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Sadat Lari announced here on Sunday that the COVID-19 death toll in Iran has reached 71 during the past 24 hours.
- Iran confirms 4 cases of new COVID-19 variant IRNA 10 Jan 2021 -- Iran's Minister of Health Saeed Namaki said on Sunday that four cases of the UK COVID-19 mutation were detected in Iran and the patients are placed under quarantine and medical services.
- Iranian vaccine prioritized as Western types come under cloud of suspicion Press TV 10 Jan 2021 -- More and more people are volunteering for Iran's domestic vaccine for COVID-19 after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei disallowed imports of Western vaccines over side effect concerns.
- Japan reports 7,109 new COVID-19 cases, 281,992 in total Global Times 10 Jan 2021 -- The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan increased by 7,109 to reach 281,992 as of Saturday evening, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities.
- Health Ministry Spokesman: 117 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 10 Jan 2021 -- Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali confirmed in a press conference here today that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the list of countries that witness more stability and decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, pointing out that the confirmed cases continue to decrease by 98%. Dr. Al-Abdulaali also said that 178,337 vaccine doses have been given so far.
- Cuban Researchers To Test COVID-19 Vaccine In Iran RFE/RL 10 Jan 2021 -- A Cuban state-run research institute says it has signed a deal with Iran's Pasteur Institute to test the Caribbean state's most advanced COVID-19 vaccine candidate in Iran.
- British, South African COVID Variants Spreading Around Globe VOA 10 Jan 2021 -- The British variant of the COVID-19 virus, thought by scientists to be much more contagious, has been found in France and Russia, according to news reports Sunday.
- Malawi President Saddened Over Coronavirus Surge VOA 10 Jan 2021 -- Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera says he is saddened by statistics showing a recent spike in coronavirus infections in the country. In a Sunday radio address, he announced he was starting a 21-day fast to seek divine intervention into the pandemic that is on the rise again. Health experts say the situation needs more than prayers.
- UAE Announces 2,876 New COVID-19 Cases, 2,454 Recoveries, and 6 Deaths in Last 24 Hours SPA 10 Jan 2021 -- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 171,951 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
- Mexico Records 1,135 Fatalities of COVID-19 SPA 10 Jan 2021 -- Mexico reported a record 16,105 new confirmed coronavirus cases, along with 1,135 additional fatalities during the 24 past hours, according to health ministry data.
- Algeria Becomes First African Nation to Register Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Sputnik 10 Jan 2021 -- Algeria's Ministry for Pharmaceuticals Industry on Sunday registered the Russia-developed coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V.
- New Zealand's Central Bank Reports Data System Hack Sputnik 10 Jan 2021 -- The governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Adrian Orr, believes some of the illegally accessed information could be commercially and personally sensitive.
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