09 April 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- Secretary Mayorkas's Statement on FY22 Discretionary Funding Request DHS 09 Apr 2021 -- The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President's priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. The budget invests in key DHS missions, including repairing a broken immigration system, better managing the border with advanced technology, protecting civil rights, and bolstering cyber defenses and resilience. The discretionary request also includes investments to address the root causes of domestic terrorism, combat climate change, and increase funding for research and development.
- Prosecutors Signal Widening of Investigation into US Capitol Insurrection VOA 09 Apr 2021 -- Federal prosecutors late Thursday disclosed fresh details about the far-right Oath Keepers militia group's role in the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, signaling a widening investigation that could result in charges against additional defendants.
- Man Sentenced to 162 Months in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS US Dept. of Justice 09 Apr 2021 -- An Illinois man was sentenced today to 162 months, the equivalent of 13 Â½ years, in prison for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS), a foreign terrorist organization.
- Secretary of Defense Austin Announces Immediate Actions to Counter Extremism in the Military and the Establishment of the Countering Extremism Working Group DoD 09 Apr 2021 -- Today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum announcing the Immediate Actions to Counter Extremism in the Department and the Establishment of the Countering Extremism Working Group (CEWG).
- Pentagon Plan Targets Extremism in the Ranks VOA 09 Apr 2021 -- Alarmed by the rising threat from domestic extremism, the U.S. military is taking action in the hopes of preventing anyone espousing extremist ideologies from continuing to serve, while also making it tougher for extremist groups to target and recruit soon-to-be military veterans.
- Coast Guard, Navy Seize Illicit Drugs in Third Fleet Waters US Navy 09 Apr 2021 -- The joint U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy team seized over 1,500 kilograms of cocaine while operating in U.S. Third Fleet waters, April 7.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Low-income countries have received just 0.2 per cent of all COVID-19 shots given UN News 09 Apr 2021 -- The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.
- Without access to vaccines, COVID will continue widening inequality everywhere UN News 09 Apr 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented public health, economic and social crises, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions and exacerbating inequalities throughout the world, the World Bank said at the COVID-19: Vaccines for Developing Countries event on Friday.
- UN chief welcomes IMF and World Bank measures to address COVID-related debt crisis UN News 09 Apr 2021 -- The UN Secretary-General on Friday welcomed steps announced by the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC) and the World Bank Group Development Committee, to address debt crises and other financial distress to economies arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, "as a sign of hope and renewed multilateralism."
- Most New COVID Cases, Hospitalizations in US Are Among Younger Adults VOA 09 Apr 2021 -- U.S. Centers for Disease Control Director Rochelle Walensky said Friday that hospitalizations and new COVID-19 cases continue to rise, driven by infections in younger adults, who have not yet been vaccinated.
- Slow coronavirus tracking in U.S. might allow variants to spread undetected: media People's Daily 09 Apr 2021 -- Researchers worry that the United States is ramping up surveillance of the coronavirus too slowly, allowing its variants to spread undetected in the country, according to science journal Nature.
- U.S. reports over 20,000 coronavirus variants infections People's Daily 09 Apr 2021 -- The United States has recorded more than 20,000 infection cases of coronavirus variants as of Thursday, according to the latest data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- National Guard tops 6 million people vaccinated Army News 09 Apr 2021 -- As the National Guard surpassed 6 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered to the public this week, Soldiers and Airmen reflected on their contributions to the pandemic fight and the partnerships formed.
- Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials The White House 09 Apr 2021
- Lockdown Protests Snowball VOA 09 Apr 2021 -- On the streets of Rome, frustrations with pandemic curbs boiled over this week as desperate protesters, many of them restaurant owners and small-business owners, complained that restrictions and repeated lockdowns aimed at suppressing the transmission of the coronavirus are ruining them.
- Slovakia Seeks Hungary's Help To Inspect Sputnik Vaccine RFE/RL 09 Apr 2021 -- Slovakia has reportedly turned to neighbor Hungary for assistance examining shipments of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine as a dispute widens over the reliability and consistency of 200,000 doses supplied to Bratislava last month.
- German Health Officials Say New Nationwide Lockdown Needed to Control COVID-19 VOA 09 Apr 2021 -- Germany's top health officials said Friday a nationwide lockdown of two to four weeks is necessary to bring a new wave of COVID-19 infections under control.
- India Reports Record Daily COVID Count VOA 09 Apr 2021 -- India has reported its highest daily tally of new COVID-19 cases. The health ministry said Friday it had recorded 131,968 new cases in the previous 24-hour period. Friday's toll beats out the record count of 126,789 cases that the ministry reported Thursday.
- Cumulative Vaccination Coverage exceeds 9.43 Crores with over 36 Lakh doses given in the last 24 hours India PIB 09 Apr 2021 -- The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 9.43 Cr today.
- COVID19 Vaccination-Day 84 India PIB 09 Apr 2021 -- The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 9.78 Crore today.
- Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs 24thmeeting of Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 India PIB 09 Apr 2021 -- Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare chaired the 24th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 through video-conference, here today.
- Pakistan Records 5312 New Cases of Covid-19 SPA 09 Apr 2021 -- Pakistan recorded 5,312 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), and 105 deaths, during the past 24 hours.
- COVID-19 kills 155 more people in Iran IRNA 09 Apr 2021 -- Some 155 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 64,039, Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Friday.
- Iran's COVID-19 caseload surpasses 2 mln; Egypt hails "fruitful" anti-pandemic cooperation with China People's Daily 09 Apr 2021 -- Iran reported 22,586 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, pushing up the country's caseload to cross the 2-million mark. Meanwhile, Egypt hailed the "fruitful" cooperation with China in fighting the pandemic.
- Tokyo to Fight COVID With 'Quasi-Emergency' VOA 09 Apr 2021 -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga Friday announced Tokyo will be placed under a month-long state of "quasi-emergency" to combat surging COVID-19 infections.
- Health Ministry: Number of Administered COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Approaches 6,000,000 in Saudi Arabia SPA 09 Apr 2021 -- The Ministry of Health announced, in a statement here today, that (904) new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to (396,758), including (7,823) active cases.
- 4 new imported COVID-19 cases in Taiwan; total rises to 1,054 CNA 09 Apr 2021 -- Taiwan on Friday confirmed four new imported cases of COVID-19 -- from Italy, the Philippines and the United Kingdom -- bringing the total number of cases in the country to date to 1,054, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Cambodian Civil Servants Ordered to Take Chinese Coronavirus Vaccines or be Fired Radio Free Asia 09 Apr 2021 -- Civil servants in Cambodia are up in arms over a directive ordering them to get China's homegrown coronavirus vaccines to help combat a deadly outbreak in the country or be issued a pink slip, saying they do not trust the quality of the injection and calling for a review of its effectiveness.
- Brazil's Daily Deaths from COVID Pass 4,000 for 1st Time SPA 09 Apr 2021 -- Brazil reported a 24-hour tally of COVID-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time, becoming the second nation to go above that daily threshold, AP reported.
- UAE Announces New 1,875 New Cases of Covid-19 SPA 09 Apr 2021 -- The United Arab Emirates announced, during the past 24 hours, 1,875 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), and 3 deaths.
- Egypt Records 789 New Cases of Covid-19 SPA 09 Apr 2021 -- Egypt recorded 789 new lab-confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), during the past 24 hours.
- Malawi Expands Eligibility for COVID Vaccine as Doses Near Expiration VOA 09 Apr 2021 -- Malawi's Ministry of Health expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all Malawians 18 and older. The decision was prompted by the approaching expiration date for about 40,000 doses the country received from the African Union.
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