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06 February 2021 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

  • AstraZeneca Vaccine Less Effective Versus South African Variant VOA 06 Feb 2021 -- With the world in a race between the spread of coronavirus variants and vaccinating millions, AstraZeneca announced Saturday that early data shows its vaccine provides limited protection against mild disease caused by the South African variant of the virus.
  • United States

  • U.S. deploys troops to boost COVID-19 vaccinations in race against virus mutations People's Daily 06 Feb 2021 -- More than 1,000 U.S. troops will be deployed to assist with a nationwide vaccination rollout amid fears of a new surge in infections and deaths caused by multiple new COVID-19 strains.
  • China

  • China Conditionally OKs Public Use of 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine VOA 06 Feb 2021 -- China has conditionally approved a second COVID-19 vaccine for public use.
  • China grants conditional approval to Sinovac's vaccine ahead of WHO's field inspection next week Global Times 06 Feb 2021 -- China's drug regulator has given conditional approval for the mass use of COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech, China's second COVID-19 vaccine.
  • China gives conditional approval to Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine Global Times 06 Feb 2021 -- China's drug regulator has given approval for the conditional mass use of COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech, China's second COVID-19 vaccine, after Sinopharm's vaccine, to receive conditional approval.
  • 2 Chinese vaccines in advanced stage of assessment: WHO People's Daily 06 Feb 2021 -- Two Chinese vaccines are "in very advanced stage" of the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing Procedure (EUL) assessment, an official from the WHO said on Friday.
  • Chinese mainland reports 4 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 06 Feb 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 12 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including four locally transmitted, the National Health Commission said Saturday.
  • Chinese Regulator Approves Sinovac Vaccine for Mass Inoculation Sputnik 06 Feb 2021 -- China's State Food and Drug Administration has approved the coronavirus vaccine developed by Beijing Kexing Zhongwei Biotechnology (part of Sinovac) for all groups of people, the agency announced on Saturday.
  • Europe

  • Europe facing COVID-19 'catastrophe' as 'vaccine war explodes' Press TV 06 Feb 2021 -- The European Union is said to be facing a "catastrophe" over the delay in the supply of coronavirus vaccines across the continent, which is grappling with the epidemiological crisis that has so far claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.
  • Russia

  • Russia Reports 16,627 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 06 Feb 2021 -- Russia reported here today 16,627 new Coronavirus cases, which took the overall national number of confirmed infections to 3,951,233, Reuters reported.
  • India

  • India registers unprecedented record in testing with more than 20 cr tests India PIB 06 Feb 2021 -- India has registered an unprecedented record in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests. It has crossed the landmark of 20 crore (20,06,72,589) total tests today.7,40,794 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccination –Day 22 India PIB 06 Feb 2021 -- The total number of beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID19 across the country has crossed 56 lakhs.
  • Union Health Secretary Reviews Status and Progress of COVID Vaccination with States/UTs India PIB 06 Feb 2021 -- Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary reviewed the status and progress of COVID vaccination with Health Secretaries and NHM MDs of States and UTs, through video conference (VC) today. One of the largest such exercise globally, the countrywide COVID19 vaccination programme was launched three weeks back on 16th January 2021 by Hon. Prime Minister.
  • Iran

  • Ups and downs of COVID battle in Iran IRNA 06 Feb 2021 -- Nearly one year after the outbreak of COVID-19 in Iran, both the government and people have proved that they can overcome the health threats just the way they did in the past in the face of hardships and catastrophes such as war, sanctions and natural disasters.
  • First phase of human trial of Iran-made COVID-19 vaccine wraps up IRNA 06 Feb 2021 -- The first phase of the human trial of the domestically-produced coronavirus vaccine came to an end in Iran, Director of the Clinical Trial Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences Hamed Hosseini said on Saturday.
  • Some 76 deaths caused by COVID-19 in Iran IRNA 06 Feb 2021 -- Some 76 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.
  • President Rouhani says vaccination to start this week IRNA 06 Feb 2021 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced here on Saturday that COVID-19 vaccines will be injected in individuals in coming days based on priorities to be sorted out by Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
  • South Korea

  • South Korea Reports 393 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 06 Feb 2021 -- South Korea reported today 393 more COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, including 366 local infections, raising the cumulative caseload to 80,524, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Yonhap News Agency reported.
  • Saudi Arabia

  • 386 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases, 283 Recoveries Reported, in Saudi Arabia SPA 06 Feb 2021 -- The Ministry of Health announced, in a statement here today, that 386 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 369,961, including 2,327 active cases undergoing treatment.
  • Taiwan

  • One new imported case of COVID-19 reported in Taiwan CNA 06 Feb 2021 -- A Taiwanese man, who returned from the United States on Jan. 8, was confirmed as the only new COVID-19 patient in Taiwan on Saturday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • Other Countries

  • Poor Countries Begin to Buy Vaccines VOA 06 Feb 2021 -- Some poorer countries, alarmed at watching rich countries receiving millions of COVID-19 vaccines, are deciding not to wait for vaccines from the World Health Organization and other groups, and have, instead, started striking their own vaccine deals.
  • Ukraine Secures More Vaccines As Inoculation Drives Broaden RFE/RL 06 Feb 2021 -- Ukraine is set to receive 12 million doses of coronavirus vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Novavax, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's office announced on February 5.
  • Morocco Reports 587 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 06 Feb 2021 -- Morocco on Saturday reported 587 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 474,966.
  • Iraq Records 1660 New Cases of Covid-19 SPA 06 Feb 2021 -- Iraq recorded, during the past 24 hours, 1660 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), which brought the total number of infections to 627,416.
  • UAE Reports 3276 New Covid-19 Cases SPA 06 Feb 2021 -- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) reported 3276 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total number of the infections to 323,402.
  • Brazil Reports 50,872 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 06 Feb 2021 -- Brazil registered 1,239 COVID-19 deaths on Friday and 50,872 additional cases, according to data released by the nation's Health Ministry.
  • Zimbabwe Appeals for Vaccine Funding Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases VOA 06 Feb 2021 -- Zimbabwe's government is asking for help from the country's corporate sector, citizens and other well-wishers to fund the import of COVID-19 vaccines. The southern African nation is falling behind in the battle with the coronavirus, despite imposing a 12-hour curfew last month as part of a lockdown to deal with the pandemic, which has infected about 35,000 people in Zimbabwe and caused 1,300 deaths, most of them this year alone.

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