08 March 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- Biden planning to launch 'clandestine' retaliatory cyberattacks against Russia: US report Press TV 08 Mar 2021 -- The administration of US President Joe Biden is planning a series of cyberattacks against Russia in the wake of large-scale hacking of American government agencies and corporations discovered late last year, a US report said.
- Texas governor sends state troopers, National Guard to US border as refugee crisis deepens Press TV 08 Mar 2021 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has sent US troops and state police to the border with Mexico amid the refugee crisis as Joe Biden administration's policies "inspired a surge in illegal immigration."
- Algerian arrested in Italy on suspicion of assisting Paris terrorist attackers Press TV 08 Mar 2021 -- Italian police have arrested a 36-year-old Algerian man on suspicion of belonging to the Daesh terrorist group and aiding the operators of the November 2015 Paris attacks.
- Germany's Spy Chiefs Urge Court to Agree on Monitoring of Far-Right AfD VOA 08 Mar 2021 -- Germany's domestic intelligence agency says there's sufficient evidence to warrant labeling the country's main opposition party, the populist far-right Alternative for Germany, AfD, as "anti-constitutional" and an organization hostile to democracy.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Weekly Operationl Update WHO 08 Mar 2021
- CDC Eases Restrictions for Vaccinated People VOA 08 Mar 2021 -- As coronavirus vaccine rates in the U.S. continue to climb, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Monday that those who have been vaccinated can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without masks or social distancing.
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Announces Best Single-Day Performance in Nation at Javits Center Mass Vaccination Site New York State 08 Mar 2021
- Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials The White House 08 Mar 2021
- Beijing's Pinggu district issues proposal for all-member COVID-19 vaccination Global Times 08 Mar 2021 -- Pinggu district in northeastern Beijing on Monday issued a proposal on COVID-19 vaccination, calling upon all of the district's residents to get inoculated with domestically produced vaccines. The proposal said that they are safe and have a 90 percent success rate of generating antibodies after the whole course of inoculation is completed.
- 28 public servants in NE China held accountable for failing to perform duties in COVID-19 fight Global Times 08 Mar 2021 -- In Harbin, the capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, 28 public servants have so far been held accountable for failing to perform their COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control duties after the city released a notice on January 19 requiring all departments to strictly follow the relevant preventive measures, according to a notice released on the local government's website on Monday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 08 Mar 2021 -- The Chinese mainland reported no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the National Health Commission said Monday.
- China Reports 19 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 08 Mar 2021 -- The Chinese mainland reported 19 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours.
- China proposes "people's vaccines," healthy competition with U.S. amid rising global uncertainties People's Daily 08 Mar 2021 -- China on Sunday proposed making the COVID-19 vaccines truly affordable and accessible for humanity as well as a healthy competition between the world's top two economies, injecting fresh certainties into the turbulent world.
- Some 140,000 in London suffer long COVID-19 symptoms: media Global Times 08 Mar 2021 -- About 140,000 Londoners have got long COVID-19 symptoms after contracted the disease amid warning of healthcare "gaps" that could leave them struggling to get support, the Evening Standard newspaper has reported.
- Britain's Johnson Calls School Reopenings 'First Step' in 'Roadmap to Freedom' VOA 08 Mar 2021 -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday called the reopening of schools in the nation "a crucial first step" in a "roadmap to freedom" from the coronavirus pandemic but added a warning against complacency.
- North Macedonia receives first batch of Russian vaccines against COVID-19 People's Daily 08 Mar 2021 -- The first batch of 3,000 doses of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V against COVID-19 arrived in North Macedonia on Sunday, Health Minister Venko Filipce said via a Facebook post.
- Italy Approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine for People Over 65 VOA 08 Mar 2021 -- The Italian Health Ministry Monday changed course and signed an order approving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older.
- Italy Surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths VOA 08 Mar 2021 -- Italy's death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 100,000 on Monday, a year after it became the first country in Europe to go into lockdown to try to stop the spread of the virus.
- EU chief warns bloc can halt more COVID-19 exports Press TV 08 Mar 2021 -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the EU could stop further exports of the COVID-19 vaccine now that Italy has halted sending a consignment of the vaccine to Australia.
- EU Medical Official Cautions Member States Against Early Approval Of Russian Vaccine RFE/RL 08 Mar 2021 -- A senior official with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has warned European Union members to hold off from giving national authorization for the Russian-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine until the agency finishes its safety review.
- Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a spike in Daily New Cases India PIB 08 Mar 2021 -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have been reporting a surge in the COVID daily new cases. They cumulatively account for 86.25% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours.
- COVID19 Vaccination-Day 52 India PIB 08 Mar 2021 -- The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 2.26 Crore today.
- DEFENCE FORCE PERSONNEL AFFECTED BY COVID-19 India PIB 08 Mar 2021 -- The details of COVID-19 positive cases in the Armed Forces are as under:
- COVID-19 claims 99 lives in past 24 hours in Iran: Official IRNA 08 Mar 2021 -- Some 99 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 60,786, Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Monday.
- Next year to be year of overcoming coronavirus: President Rouhani ISNA 08 Mar 2021 -- Iran's President called the inauguration of more than 15 trillion tomans of projects related to the Ministries of Cooperation, Labour and Social Welfare and Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts a step towards further development of the country and expressed hope that in the year 1400, the Iranian nation will achieve great success in the process of fighting coronavirus and economic warfare of enemies.
- Republic of Korea Confirms 20 More Cases of COVID-19 Variants SPA 08 Mar 2021 -- The Republic of Korea has confirmed 20 more cases of contagious variants of the new coronavirus, bringing the total to 182, according to health authorities Monday amid concerns that the variants may worsen the country's virus battle, Yonhap News Agency reported.
- Health Ministry: 351 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 08 Mar 2021 -- The Ministry of Health announced today that 351 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; bringing the total number to 380,182 confirmed cases, including 2616 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 519 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
- Taiwan confirms 7 new imported COVID-19 cases CNA 08 Mar 2021 -- Taiwan on Monday confirmed seven new imported cases of COVID-19 -- one from the Philippines and two each from Paraguay, the United Kingdom, and Indonesia -- according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Brazilian state of Mato Grosso says hospital network is collapsing Global Times 08 Mar 2021 -- The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, the largest grain producer in the country, announced on Sunday that its hospital network has begun to collapse, as there is a lack of intensive care beds due to the increasing number of patients suffering from COVID-19.
- Brazil's COVID-19 cases exceed 11 mln People's Daily 08 Mar 2021 -- Brazil reported an accumulative 11,019,344 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday amid a second wave of the outbreak of the disease, the Brazilian Ministry of Health said.
- Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases near 4 mln: Africa CDC People's Daily 08 Mar 2021 -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 3,958,121 as of Sunday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
- Ethiopia receives first 2.2 mln COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX People's Daily 08 Mar 2021 -- Ethiopia on Sunday received its first 2.2 million COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, crucial in the east African country's fight to stop the spread of the pandemic.
- Women Disproportionately Impacted by Pandemic in Cambodia: Rights Groups Radio Free Asia 08 Mar 2021 -- Women in Cambodia faced disproportionate rates of health, education, and economic difficulties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, while enduring numerous restrictions on freedoms of sexual expression and speech, rights groups said Monday in a report marking International Women's Day.
- South Sudan Introduces Fines for Not Wearing Masks, Social Distancing VOA 08 Mar 2021 -- South Sudan's government has announced fines for not wearing a face mask or social distancing in public to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease.
- Australia Urged to Ensure Undocumented Workers Receive COVID-19 Vaccine VOA 08 Mar 2021 -- There is a call for an amnesty for the estimated 100,000 undocumented workers in Australia because of fears they could miss out on the coronavirus vaccine.
- A Year of Pandemic: In Middle East, Coronavirus Compounds Conflict VOA 08 Mar 2021 -- It's almost a year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. The Middle East was one of the first regions to be hit outside China, and the pandemic has exacerbated existing crises caused by conflict and forced migration.
- Syrian President Assad, wife test positive for COVID-19, both in good health and stable condition Press TV 08 Mar 2021 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement by his office, but they are both in good health.
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