10 February 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- Impeachment Prosecutor: Trump Was 'Inciter in Chief' VOA 10 Feb 2021 -- Prosecutors at former U.S. President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial began to lay out their case against him on Wednesday, saying he was "no innocent bystander" to the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol last month as lawmakers certified Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the November election.
- Why Domestic Terrorism Is Not Specifically Designated a Crime in US VOA 10 Feb 2021 -- The January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has pumped new life into a long-running discussion among government policy makers over whether the U.S. needs a new domestic terrorism law.
- COVID sparks resurgence of ISIL terrorists, threatening international peace and security, Security Council hears UN News 10 Feb 2021 -- The threat to international peace and security posed by ISIL terrorist fighters is "on the rise again", the UN counter-terrorism chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.
- Addressing the global threat of Daesh UK FCDO 10 Feb 2021 -- Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen at the Security Council briefing on international threats to peace and security caused by terrorist acts
- Dozens Of Georgian Citizens Apprehended In EU Criminal Sweep RFE/RL 10 Feb 2021 -- Dozens of Georgian nationals suspected of being members of organized criminal groups have been apprehended in several European Union countries.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- WHO: Number of Global New COVID-19 Cases Falling SPA 10 Feb 2021 -- The number of global new COVID-19 cases is decreasing, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement, according to Sputnik News Agency.
- COVID: Using AstraZeneca vaccine is 'right thing to do' for everyone, says WHO expert panel UN News 10 Feb 2021 -- A World Health Organization (WHO) expert panel countered concerns over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine on Wednesday, insisting that "it's the right thing to do" to use it â€“ even in countries where variants had surfaced.
- WHO Panel OKs AstraZeneca Vaccine Against COVID-19 Variants VOA 10 Feb 2021 -- A World Health Organization panel of immunization experts Wednesday recommended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for all ages and in regions where variant strains of the virus are prevalent.
- WHO, UNICEF Say 130 Countries Yet to Administer Any COVID-19 Vaccine VOA 10 Feb 2021 -- The heads of the World Health Organization and the U.N. Children's Fund are appealing for scaled-up COVID-19 vaccine production and equitable distribution, warning that the global rollout is dangerously uneven.
- Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials The White House 10 Feb 2021
- Non-essential travelers need to show negative COVID-19 test at Canada-U.S. border Global Times 10 Feb 2021 -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that non-essential travelers entering Canada through the Canada-U.S. border will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test from next week.
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic New York State 10 Feb 2021
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo & Biden Administration Announce Mass Vaccination Sites to Open in New York State, Targeted at Increasing Equitable Vaccination Access New York State 10 Feb 2021
- China reports zero domestic infections for 3 days; success 'boosts national confidence' among youths Global Times 10 Feb 2021 -- China on Wednesday announced that it had recorded zero new domestic COVID-19 cases for a third consecutive day, after nearly two months of strenuous efforts made in the country's latest fight against a new round of coronavirus flare-ups this winter.
- Tonghua vows to strengthen pandemic prevention measures Global Times 10 Feb 2021 -- Authorities in Tonghua, a city in Northeast China's Jilin Province that has been hit hard by COVID-19, vowed to strengthen prevention measures especially in its rural areas for the upcoming Spring Festival holiday and to ensure energy supply.
- US urged to invite WHO mission to hunt for origins of coronavirus as China has done Global Times 10 Feb 2021 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Wednesday that tracking the origins of the coronavirus is a complicated scientific issue, and asked the US to do the same as China and invite WHO experts to the country to conduct investigation and study the origins of the virus.
- Huanan seafood market may not be site of earliest COVID-19 outbreak: WHO-China team People's Daily 10 Feb 2021 -- Wuhan's Huanan seafood market may not have been the site of the earliest COVID-19 outbreak, said the WHO-China joint team studying the origins of the novel coronavirus.
- China to push ahead equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines People's Daily 10 Feb 2021 -- China announced earlier that it would provide 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the global vaccine sharing initiative COVAX to meet the urgent needs of developing countries, showing a strong sense of responsibility at such a critical moment.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Feb 2021 -- No new locally-transmitted confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
- Nearly 600 in Macao receive mainland-made COVID-19 vaccine on 1st day People's Daily 10 Feb 2021 -- A total of 595 people in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) were vaccinated with the first dose of mainland-made COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, the first day of vaccination in the SAR, said the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of Macao.
- EU Chief Acknowledges Mistakes in Vaccine Rollout VOA 10 Feb 2021 -- European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen Wednesday acknowledged Europe was late approving and rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, saying they were overconfident vaccines could be delivered on time.
- Greek PM announces full COVID-19 lockdown for Attica region until Feb. 28 Global Times 10 Feb 2021 -- Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday a full COVID-19 lockdown for the Attica region, where half of Greece's population lives, in order to stem the further spread of the novel coronavirus.
- Following a steady downward slope, India's Active Caseload down to 1.41 Lakh India PIB 10 Feb 2021 -- India has been consistently following a declining slope of active cases. The country's active caseload has dropped to 1.41 lakh (1,41,511) today. The present active cases now consist of just 1.30% of India's Total Positive Cases.
- Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 26 India PIB 10 Feb 2021 -- The cumulative number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID19 has reached 68.26 lakhs today. 68,26,898 beneficiaries were vaccinated through 1,42,455 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. These include 56,65,172 HCWs (57.4%) and 11,61,726 FLWs (13.2%).
- Iran to vaccinate 60m people until next year IRNA 10 Feb 2021 -- Iran's Center for Contagious Decease Control on Wednesday announced the details of the COVID-19 vaccination program, according to which 60 million Iranians would receive 120 million doses of coronavirus vaccine in a year.
- Official: Iran COVID-19 death toll drops to 61 IRNA 10 Feb 2021 -- Some 61 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 58,686, Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday.
- Iran starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign Global Times 10 Feb 2021 -- Iran on Tuesday started the nationwide vaccination campaign against COVID-19, using Russia's Sputnik V jabs, official news agency IRNA reported.
- Iran, Russia agree to 'soon' launch joint manufacturing for Sputnik V: Envoy Press TV 10 Feb 2021 -- Iran has concluded talks with Russia aimed at launching local manufacturing for Sputnik V, Moscow's flagship vaccine for tackling the coronavirus pandemic, says Iran's envoy to Russia.
- South Korea Grants Emergency Use of Controversial AstraZeneca Vaccine VOA 10 Feb 2021 -- South Korea has approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for all adults, despite concerns over the lack of data on its effectiveness among the elderly.
- S. Korea Reports 444 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 10 Feb 2021 -- South Korea reported 444 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday during the past 24 hours.
- S. Korea Approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Vaccine for All Adults SPA 10 Feb 2021 -- South Korea's drug safety agency on Wednesday approved the vaccine for the novel coronavirus by AstraZeneca for all adults, including those aged 65 and older, Yonhap News Agency reported.
- Health Ministry: 369 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 10 Feb 2021 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 369 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; thus bringing the total number to 371,356 confirmed cases, including 2,573 active cases, receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 417 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
- Taiwan to receive Moderna vaccine in 3-4 months: CECC CNA 10 Feb 2021 -- Over 5 million doses of vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical company Moderna Inc. are expected to be delivered to Taiwan between May and June, the country's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday, after Moderna announced a supply agreement with the Taiwan government.
- Moderna to supply 5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan CNA 10 Feb 2021 -- American pharmaceutical company Moderna Inc. said Tuesday it has entered into an agreement with the Taiwan government for the supply of 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
- Taiwan reports 2 new imported cases of COVID-19 CNA 10 Feb 2021 -- Taiwan on Wednesday confirmed two new imported cases of COVID-19, one each from Myanmar and Indonesia, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Jordan Records 1,855 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 10 Feb 2021 -- The Jordanian Ministry of Health announced today 16 COVID-19 fatalities and 1,855 new cases were recorded in Jordan, bringing the death toll to 4,411 and the caseload to 340,177.
- UAE Announces 3,539 New COVID-19 Cases, 9 Deaths SPA 10 Feb 2021 -- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 166,879 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
- Chile Says to Procure Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V Sputnik 10 Feb 2021 -- Chile has secured an agreement on shipments of the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, Health Minister Enrique Paris has said.
- South Africa to Begin Administering Unapproved Vaccine to Health Care Workers VOA 10 Feb 2021 -- South Africa will begin vaccinating frontline health care workers with an unapproved coronavirus vaccine by the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company next week to see if it provides protection from the variant sweeping the country.
- Ghana Parliament Suspended Following COVID-19 Outbreak VOA 10 Feb 2021 -- Ghana's parliament is halting most business for three weeks following a COVID-19 outbreak among lawmakers and staffers.
- Jamaica Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions Wednesday Following Surge in Infections VOA 10 Feb 2021 -- Jamaica begins a new two-week curfew Wednesday to slow the sudden spike in COVID-19 infections.
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