07 March 2021 Security News
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- Oath Keepers Founder Stood Outside While Members Committed Mayhem in US Capitol VOA 07 Mar 2021 -- On Jan. 4, Stewart Rhodes, the founder of Oath Keepers, an anti-government group, went online to summon his army of followers into action.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Mask mandates tied to fewer COVID-19 cases, deaths, U.S. CDC study shows Global Times 07 Mar 2021 -- Mandating masks was associated with a decrease in daily COVID-19 case and death growth rates within 20 days of implementation, according to a new study of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- U.S. continues to see drop in new COVID-19 cases as over 85 mln vaccine doses administered People's Daily 07 Mar 2021 -- The United States continues to see a decline in new COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations as more than 85 million vaccine doses have been administered.
- U.S. Accuses Russia Of Spreading Disinformation About Western COVID Vaccines RFE/RL 07 Mar 2021 -- The United States has accused Russian intelligence agencies of spreading disinformation about Western vaccines against the coronavirus in an attempt to undermine global confidence in their safety, The Wall Street Journal has reported.
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Announces Restaurants Outside New York City Can Move to 75 Percent Indoor Capacity Starting March 19 New York State 07 Mar 2021
- Leading medical expert Zhang Boli suggests establishing virus strain databases, speeding up vaccines against COVID-19 mutations Global Times 07 Mar 2021 -- China should establish a national-level virus strain and gene sequences database and carry out pre-research on vaccines against threats posed by COVID-19 mutations, Chinese deputies and political advisors suggested, in order to ensure the country's achievements against the epidemic are not in vain.
- Third batch of China's COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Serbia Global Times 07 Mar 2021 -- Serbia on Friday received the third shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from China, President Aleksandar Vucic has said.
- China nods to vaccination mutual recognition Global Times 07 Mar 2021 -- China is willing to discuss with other countries over mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccinations, which is helpful to resume and secure safe and orderly people-to-people exchanges, China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 07 Mar 2021 -- The Chinese mainland reported no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
- China's cooperation on COVID-19 has no geopolitical purposes People's Daily 07 Mar 2021 -- China is willing to discuss with other countries over mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccinations, which is helpful to resume and secure safe and orderly people-to-people exchanges, China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday.
- China Reports 13 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 07 Mar 2021 -- The Chinese mainland reported 13 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
- One Year Into the COVID Pandemic: Europe Bears the Scars VOA 07 Mar 2021 -- On February 20, 2020, "Patient One," a 38-year-old man, was admitted to Codogno Hospital in northern Italy with breathing problems. For the doctors and nurses on duty, it was not an uncommon condition. They performed the usual tests â€” but all came back negative.
- COVID-19 lockdown has worked but UK "not out of the woods," says ONS chief Global Times 07 Mar 2021 -- Britain's COVID-19 lockdown has been a "success" but the country is "still not out of the woods," the chief of the British Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Saturday.
- Greece Sidelines Thousands of Asylum-Seekers in National Inoculation Drive VOA 07 Mar 2021 -- Illegal migrants and refugees in Greece will take a back seat in the nation's coronavirus vaccination drive, the government in Athens has said, stoking concerns that more than 70,000 asylum-seekers, stuck in squalid living conditions, may become more vulnerable, according to aid workers and the United Nations.
- Russia Reports 10,595 New COVID-19 Cases, 368 Deaths SPA 07 Mar 2021 -- Russia on Sunday reported 10,595 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,534 in Moscow, taking the national case tally to 4,322,776 since the pandemic began, according to Reuters.
- Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu exhibit a steep rise in Daily New Cases India PIB 07 Mar 2021 -- Six states across the country are reporting high daily COVID19 cases. These are Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. They collectively account for 84.71% of the 18,711 new daily cases reported in last 24 hours.
- Over 3m doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be imported from South Korea IRNA 07 Mar 2021 -- Director-General of Drugs and Controlled Substances of Iran's Ministry of Health Heidar Mohammadi on Sunday said that 3.1 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be imported from South Korea.
- COVID-19 claims 93 lives in past 24 hours in Iran: Official IRNA 07 Mar 2021 -- Some 93 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 60,687, Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday.
- South Korea Reports 416 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 07 Mar 2021 -- South Korea reported today 416 COVID-19 cases, including 399 local infections, raising the total caseload to 92,471, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Yonhap News Agency reported.
- New Virus Cases over 400, Rising Travelers Worried to Strain Virus Fight SPA 07 Mar 2021 -- South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases hovered above 400 yesterday, on Saturday as sporadic cluster infections showed no signs of a letup and the rising number of travelers amid warm weather is worried to spark yet another uptick in the curve, Yonhap reported.
- Japan Could Approve 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine As Early As May SPA 07 Mar 2021 -- The Japanese health minister said Sunday his ministry could approve a second COVID-19 vaccine as early as May, as the government sees inoculation as crucial to curbing infections, Kyodo News Agency reported.
- Ministry of Health Says 357 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases, 313 Recoveries Reported, in Saudi Arabia SPA 07 Mar 2021 -- Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali said in a press conference today that 357 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 379,831 confirmed cases, including 2,689 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 505 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable, the report added.
- Taiwan, Palau mulling COVID-19 rapid testing to facilitate travel bubble CNA 07 Mar 2021 -- Taiwan and Palau are considering a COVID-19 rapid testing protocol for travelers from Taiwan, as they prepare to establish a "travel bubble," a medical expert said Sunday.
- Taiwan reports two new imported COVID-19 cases CNA 07 Mar 2021 -- Taiwan on Sunday confirmed two new imported cases of COVID-19, one each from India and the Philippines, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Stricter Anti-Epidemic Measures Taken in DPRK KCNA 07 Mar 2021 -- The campaign for thoroughly preventing the inroads of COVID-19 through strict observation of the state anti-epidemic rules is getting brisk in the DPRK.
- Africa's Pandemic Year Full of Tragic Twists, Turns and â€¦ Now, Hope VOA 07 Mar 2021 -- In recent weeks, as Africa prepared to mark the milestone of one year since the coronavirus reached its shores, millions of doses of long-awaited vaccine finally began to arrive across the continent. Most were provided by the global COVAX Facility, which distributes vaccine to lower income countries.
- Nigerian president gets COVID-19 vaccine jab Global Times 07 Mar 2021 -- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, together with his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, received first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, urging Nigerians to do the same.
- COVID Plunging Many Kenyans Deeper into Poverty VOA 07 Mar 2021 -- One year into the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya, thousands of families are struggling with deepening poverty and unemployment. A survey by the charity Twaweza, shows 60% of Kenyan families can no longer afford three meals per day.
- Indonesia hit by new COVID-19 variant as pandemic drags on Global Times 07 Mar 2021 -- Indonesia was surprised by the detection of two cases of a new virus variant, right after one year of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, while the coronavirus pandemic is still dragging on.
- Mexico Reports 6,561 New COVID-19 Cases, 779 More Deaths SPA 07 Mar 2021 -- Mexico's health ministry on Saturday reported 6,561 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country and 779 fatalities, bringing its total to 2,125,866 infections and 190,357 deaths, Reuters reported.
- North Macedonia Greenlights Use of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine, RDIF Says Sputnik 07 Mar 2021 -- North Macedonia has authorized the use of the Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Sunday.
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