30 January 2021 Security News
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- COVID-19 vaccines may exacerbate inequalities in distribution: WHO chief People's Daily 30 Jan 2021 -- The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that vaccines are now giving a window of opportunity to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, but they may also exacerbate the inequalities in distribution across the globe.
- WHO Team Visits Wuhan Hospital That Treated Early Cases VOA 30 Jan 2021 -- Scientists with the World Health Organization's team investigating the source of the coronavirus that has infected more than 102 million people worldwide and killed more than 2.2 million have visited one of the hospitals in Wuhan, China, that treated some of the first patients.
- China calls for complete trust in, support for WHO experts on virus origin-tracing People's Daily 30 Jan 2021 -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Friday called for complete trust in and support for the international expert team of the World Health Organization (WHO), and urged reducing unnecessary disturbance to give them sufficient time and necessary space to conduct the origin-tracing of the novel coronavirus.
- Chinese mainland reports 36 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 30 Jan 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 52 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 36 locally transmitted and 16 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Saturday.
- Latest on COVID-19 control and prevention in China People's Daily 30 Jan 2021 -- Here are the latest developments from China's COVID-19 control and prevention efforts:
- New local COVID-19 cases in Chinese mainland may fall to zero within two weeks: researcher Global Times 30 Jan 2021 -- New local coronavirus infections in Chinese mainland could fall to zero over the next two week thanks to effective and timely epidemic prevention and control measures that includes encouraging people not to travel during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday, said a Chinese researcher.
- EU authorizes AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Global Times 30 Jan 2021 -- The European Commission granted conditional marketing authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by British company AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Friday, although the bloc seems unlikely to get the amount of doses as agreed for the moment.
- Due COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Italy short of 300,000 doses: official Global Times 30 Jan 2021 -- The doses of authorized coronavirus vaccines available in Italy were 300,000 less than due, because of delivery delays, the country's emergency commissioner said on Friday.
- Belgium Reports 2683 New Cases of Covid-19 SPA 30 Jan 2021 -- The Belgian Health Ministry reported, during the 24 hours, 2683 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), and 36 deaths.
- India's Active Cases drops to less than 1.7 lakh today; now consists just 1.58% of Total Positive Cases India PIB 30 Jan 2021 -- India's total Active Caseload has dropped to less than 1.7 lakh (1,69,824) today.
- Update on COVID-19 Vaccination-Day 15 India PIB 30 Jan 2021 -- The number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID19 has crossed the 37L mark on the fifteenth day of the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program.
- Union Health Secretary reviews status of COVID vaccination with States and UTs India PIB 30 Jan 2021 -- Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary reviewed the status of COVID vaccination with Health Secretaries and NHM MDs of States and UTs, through a video conference (VC) today. One of the largest such exercise globally, the countrywide COVID19 vaccination programme was launched two weeks back on 16th January 2021 by the Hon. Prime Minister.
- Pakistan Secures 17 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine VOA 30 Jan 2021 -- Pakistan announced Saturday it has secured 17 million doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine through the World Health Organization's COVAX program to vaccinate its citizens against COVID-19.
- 82 more Iranians lose their lives to COVID-19 IRNA 30 Jan 2021 -- Some 82 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.
- Rouhani warns about possible new wave of COVID-19 IRNA 30 Jan 2021 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday warned people to observe the health protocols, saying the country will, otherwise, face a fourth wave of COVID-19 within the next two months.
- All volunteers to receive Iran-made COVID-19 injections by Feb 18 IRNA 30 Jan 2021 -- Efforts have been made to prepare the ground for injecting all volunteers in Iran with indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by the end of February 18 (end of Iranian month of Bahman), an official announced on Saturday.
- Health Minister: COVID-19 tests underway in border spots IRNA 30 Jan 2021 -- Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki stressed the importance of increasing coronavirus testing at arrival points at all land, air and sea borders.
- Envoy: Iran to take delivery of Sputnik vaccines on February 4 IRNA 30 Jan 2021 -- Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said that Iran will take delivery of Sputnik vaccines on February 4 and that Iran will produce Sputnik vaccines jointly with Russia in the next stage.
- Iran says its COVID-19 vaccine effective against UK virus variant Press TV 30 Jan 2021 -- The head of the production team of the Iranian coronavirus vaccine at the Headquarters for Executing the Order of Imam Khomeini says the vaccine, dubbed Coviran Barekat, works against the British variant of COVID-19.
- Russia, Iran Sign Deal on Production of Sputnik V Vaccine in Iran, Iranian Ambassador Says Sputnik 30 Jan 2021 -- Tehran and Moscow have signed an agreement on the deliveries of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine and the first batch of the drug is expected to be sent to Iran next week, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali told IRNA news agency.
- South Korea Reports 458 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 30 Jan 2021 -- South Korea reported today 458 more COVID-19 cases, including 423 locally transmitted infections, raising the total caseload to 77,850, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Yonhap News Agency reported.
- S. Korea's New Virus Cases in 400s Again; Virus Curbs Set to Be Tweaked SPA 30 Jan 2021 -- South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back to below 500 again today, on Friday due to fewer tests amid cold weather despite a continued rise in clusters tied to religious facilities, which has put health authorities in more prudent mode about relaxing virus curbs, Yonhap reported.
- 270 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases, 293 Recoveries Reported, in Saudi Arabia SPA 30 Jan 2021 -- The Ministry of Health announced, in a statement, here today that 270 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 367,813, including 2,142 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Taiwan likely to face delay in EU vaccine delivery: health minister CNA 30 Jan 2021 -- Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (é™³æ™‚ä¸) said Saturday that Taiwan could face delays in the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine from British-Swedish vaccine developer AstraZeneca, after the European Union (EU) introduced tighter rules on vaccine exports a day earlier.
- Taiwan cluster infection leads to four new cases, one death (update) CNA 30 Jan 2021 -- Taiwan reported four more domestic COVID-19 cases linked to a recent cluster infection at Taoyuan General Hospital on Saturday, including one death, bringing the total number of cases related to the cluster to 19, according to health authorities.
- Vietnam Reports 34 COVID-19 Infections in Latest Outbreak SPA 30 Jan 2021 -- Vietnam reported 34 new COVID-19 infections today in its latest coronavirus outbreak, which began and has spread to five northern cities and provinces, including Hanoi, Reuters cited the country's Ministry of Health as saying in a statement.
- Vietnam Approves AstraZeneca Vaccine Against COVID-19 Sputnik 30 Jan 2021 -- The Vietnamese authorities have approved the use of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine against COVID-19, the government news portal reported on Saturday.
- UAE Announces 3,647 New Cases of Covid-19, and 12 Deaths SPA 30 Jan 2021 -- UAE announced a new 3,647 cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total number of the infections to 300,661.
- Tunisia Registers Russia's Sputnik V, Health Ministry Says Sputnik 30 Jan 2021 -- Tunisia has registered the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus disease, the country's health ministry said on Saturday.
- UK Emergency Medical Team deployed to Eswatini to support coronavirus response UK FCDO 30 Jan 2021 -- UK medics will help treat some of the most serious coronavirus cases and stem the pandemic
- Israel Says Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Shows 92% Effectiveness VOA 30 Jan 2021 -- In the first large-scale, controlled data outside clinical trials, the two-dose Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is showing 92 percent effectiveness, according to Israeli health officials. It's good news for Pfizer, which says the vaccine also appears to work against the British mutation of COVID-19.
- Zimbabwe Extends Lockdown, Dusk-to-Dawn Curfew Amid Surge in COVID19 Cases VOA 30 Jan 2021 -- Public health experts in Zimbabwe say the country's extension of a lockdown that includes a 12-hour, dusk-to-dawn curfew to thwart a recent swell in COVID19 cases and deaths will not yield much without adequate equipping of the country's health care system. The coronavirus has infected nearly 33,000 -- and two-thirds of its 1,178 deaths are from January alone according to official figures. The lockdown extension comes as the country says it is struggling to detect new highly contagious - and probably more lethal - variants of coronavirus.
- Lebanese leaders denounce violent anti-lockdown protests in Tripoli Press TV 30 Jan 2021 -- Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and President Michel Aoun have condemned violence and clashes in the northern city of Tripoli between security forces and demonstrators angered by a strict coronavirus lockdown that has exacerbated a chronic economic crisis.
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