23 January 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- NYT: Trump, Justice Depart. Lawyer Tried to Oust Acting Attorney General VOA 23 Jan 2021 -- The New York Times reported Friday that former President Donald Trump allegedly planned with a Justice Department lawyer to oust acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and replace him with an official more inclined to investigate claims of election fraud.
- Statement from Acting Secretary Pekoske on the 59th Presidential Inauguration DHS 23 Jan 2021 -- The Acting Secretary released the following statement commending the men and women of the U.S. Secret Service for their efforts to secure the 59th Presidential Inauguration:
- US State Department starts to revisit Trump terrorist designation of Yemen's Ansarullah Press TV 23 Jan 2021 -- A spokesperson at the US State Department says Washington has started a review of a decision by the administration of former US President Donald Trump to designate Yemen's popular Houthi Ansarullah movement as a foreign terrorist organization.
- Some 140,000 Chickens to Be Culled in Japan's Toyama Prefecture Over Bird Flu â€“ Reports Sputnik 23 Jan 2021 -- Some 140,000 chickens will be exterminated in the western Japanese prefecture of Toyama over an outbreak of bird flu, Japanese media reported on Saturday.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- World COVID-19 Infections Climb Towards 100 Million VOA 23 Jan 2021 -- The world is steadily inching up to 100 million COVID cases. Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported early Saturday there are more than 98 million global COVID infections and more than 2 million deaths.
- Delivery, distribution delays hinder COVID-19 vaccination drive in EU, U.S. People's Daily 23 Jan 2021 -- While the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging across the world and the new coronavirus variant causing even more challenges, vaccination campaigns against the virus in the European Union (EU) and the United States have been lagging behind as a result of delivery and distribution delays, according to media reports.
- Fleet Forces Establishes Vaccination Cell to Expedite Delivery to Fleet US Navy 23 Jan 2021 -- U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) is taking the lead in the fleet's fight against the novel coronavirus with the stand-up of a Fleet Vaccination Cell (FVC), Jan. 11, 2021.
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Announces Expanded Deployment of Community Vaccination Kits to Strengthen Fairness and Equity in Vaccine Distribution Process New York State 23 Jan 2021
- Shanghai adds one more medium-risk area for COVID-19, no district-wide testing planned: local authorities Global Times 23 Jan 2021 -- Shanghai reported three new local COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total to nine in the latest round of the epidemic flare-up in the city. Local health authorities said on Saturday that of the nine cases, five were found in close contacts and one from relevant personnel screening.
- Beijing declares major win over COVID-19, economic goals in government work report Global Times 23 Jan 2021 -- Beijing's Mayor, Chen Jining, delivered the Chinese capital city's government work report on Saturday, at the fourth session of the 15th Beijing municipal people's congress, declaring major strategic achievements in the city's COVID-19 fight in 2020, and announcing its economic goal of more than 6 percent GDP growth in 2021.
- HKSAR govt issues compulsory testing notice concerning specified area to cut COVID-19 spread Global Times 23 Jan 2021 -- The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has made "restriction-testing declaration" and issued compulsory testing notice in respect of a local specified "restricted area" in a bid to cut COVID-19 spread.
- Shanghai reports 8 imported and 3 domestic cases, one of which is a cargo pilot flying from US Global Times 23 Jan 2021 -- Shanghai reported three new domestic COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infections in the latest local outbreak to nine local confirmed cases. Eight imported cases were reported on Friday, one of whom is a pilot of a cargo plane who flew from the US to Shanghai's Pudong International Airport on Thursday.
- Authorities urge caution in travel, school and cinemas to curb COVID-19 spread Global Times 23 Jan 2021 -- China's State Council has introduced a series of polices to discourage people from gathering in crowds on public transportation and in schools and cinemas to avoid spreading COVID-19 during this year's Spring Festival.
- HKSAR gov't issues compulsory testing notice concerning specified area to cut COVID-19 spread People's Daily 23 Jan 2021 -- The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has made "restriction-testing declaration" and issued compulsory testing notice in respect of a local specified "restricted area" in a bid to cut COVID-19 spread.
- Hong Kong Imposes COVID Lockdown in Densely Populated District VOA 23 Jan 2021 -- The local government in Hong Kong said Saturday that it had locked down one of the territory's most heavily populated areas to complete mandatory COVID-19 testing of its entire population.
- COVID-19 variant up to 30% more deadly than original, says UK government People's Daily 23 Jan 2021 -- The variant of COVID-19 first discovered in the UK is up to 30 percent more deadly than the original strain, the government's chief scientific advisor Patrick Vallance revealed on Friday.
- Russia's RDIF Reaches Agreement to Produce COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V in Turkey Sputnik 23 Jan 2021 -- The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) inked an agreement with a leading Turkish pharmaceuticals developer to produce Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Turkey and started the transfer of manufacturing techniques, the RDIF told Sputnik on Saturday.
- India's Active Caseload further contracts to 1.85 Lakh India PIB 23 Jan 2021 -- India's total Active Caseload continues to manifest sustained downward movement. It has dropped to 1.85 lakh (1,85,662) today.
- Update on COVID-19 Vaccination India PIB 23 Jan 2021 -- The countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program was conducted successfully on the eighth day as well.
- Some 69 deaths caused by COVID-19 in Iran IRNA 23 Jan 2021 -- Some 69 deaths were caused by COVID-19 in Iran over the past 24 hours, spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday.
- Intensification of supervision key to prevent a new wave in country: President Rouhani ISNA 23 Jan 2021 -- Iran's President called the reduction of death cases due to people's efforts and cooperation in observing health protocols, and a record of pride for the Iranian nation and government in the process of combatting COVID-19, and at the same time, stressed the need to intensify monitoring to prevent a new wave from happening in the country.
- Rouhani: Iran tries to begin COVID-19 vaccination this month Press TV 23 Jan 2021 -- President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is attempting to begin the nationwide vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic in the current Persian calendar month which ends on February 18.
- S. Korea Confirms Two More Cases of Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu SPA 23 Jan 2021 -- South Korea today, on Saturday confirmed two cases of highly pathogenic bird flu in poultry farms, raising the total caseload to 71, Yonhap reported.
- South Korea Reports 431 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 23 Jan 2021 -- South Korea reported today 431 more COVID-19 cases, including 403 locally transmitted infections, raising the total caseload to 74,692, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Yonhap News Agency reported.
- Japan's Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 5,000 SPA 23 Jan 2021 -- The death toll from the novel Coronavirus in Japan surpassed 5,000 on Saturday as the country struggles to curb a third wave of infections, Kyodo News Agency reported.
- Japan's COVID-19 death toll exceeds 5,000 People's Daily 23 Jan 2021 -- Japan's COVID-19 death toll topped 5,000 on Saturday as the country struggles to contain the resurgence of infections, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities.
- 197 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases, 203 Recoveries Reported, in Saudi Arabia SPA 23 Jan 2021 -- The Ministry of Health announced, in a statement, here today that 197 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 366,185, including 2,107 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Brazil approves new batch of 4.8 million CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines People's Daily 23 Jan 2021 -- Brazil's Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) unanimously approved on Friday the emergency use of another 4.8 million doses of the CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19.
- Brazil Registers 56,552 New Cases of Coronavirus on Friday SPA 23 Jan 2021 -- Brazil on Friday reported 56,552 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 8,753,920, Reuters cited the country's Health Ministry as saying.
- Mauritania Reports 56 New Cases of Covid-19 SPA 23 Jan 2021 -- Mauritania reported, during the past 24 hours, 56 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) as well as 3 deaths.
- UAE Reports 3,566 New Covid-19 Cases SPA 23 Jan 2021 -- The United Arab Emirates reported, during the past 24 hours, 3,566 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total number of cases to 274,376.
- New Zealand Investigates Case of Coronavirus Community Spread VOA 23 Jan 2021 -- For the first time since Nov. 18, New Zealand health officials Sunday began to investigate a probable case of community-spread coronavirus.
- Zimbabweans Blame Government for COVID-19 Deaths of Officials VOA 23 Jan 2021 -- A surge in coronavirus cases in Zimbabwe has included the deaths of two Cabinet ministers in 48 hours.
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