28 May 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- US Senate Votes to Block Panel to Probe Capitol Riot VOA 28 May 2021 -- Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked legislation Friday that called for the creation of a bipartisan panel to investigate the deadly January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump to prevent the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's presidential victory.
- Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the President's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget DHS 28 May 2021 -- The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President's Budget for fiscal year 2022. As the Administration continues to make progress defeating the pandemic and getting our economy back on track, the Budget makes historic investments that will help the country build back better and lay the foundation for shared growth and prosperity for decades to come.
- Nakasone Says U.S. Works to Stay Ahead of Cybersecurity Curve DoD News 28 May 2021 -- Twenty years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the great threat to the nation has evolved into cyberspace â€” a new strategic environment where cyber actors can increase their power, degrade the power of others, and gain a strategic advantage, said Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone.
- STATEMENT ON SPEARPHISHING CAMPAIGN TARGETING GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS, IGOS, AND NGOS CISA 28 May 2021 -- The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the following statement regarding a spearphishing campaign targeting government organizations, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs):
- Microsoft Says Russia-Based Hackers Launch New Cyberattack Through U.S. Aid Agency E-Mail RFE/RL 28 May 2021 -- Microsoft says Russian hackers have launched a new assault on government agencies and think tanks using an e-mail marketing account of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
- Report: Prosecutors Investigating Whether Ukrainians Interfered In 2020 U.S. Election RFE/RL 28 May 2021 -- U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Ukrainian officials interfered in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, The New York Times reported on May 27.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- UN chief underlines need to step up COVID-19 vaccine production, equitable distribution UN News 28 May 2021 -- The world is far from achieving equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, a tragedy that must be avoided at all costs, UN Secretary-General AntÃ³nio Guterres said on Friday during an online conversation on fair access to these lifesaving treatments.
- COVID-19: Pharmaceutical companies urged to support knowledge-sharing platform UN News 28 May 2021 -- Dramatically increasing global manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments, and ensuring equitable access, is the fastest way to end the pandemic, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
- Remarks by President Biden Celebrating the Significant Progress Virginia Has Made in the Fight Against COVID-19 The White House 28 May 2021
- DOD Announces $226.3 Million in Industrial Base Expansion Actions DoD 28 May 2021 -- Over the last 2 days, the Department of Defense (DOD), on behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded $226.3 million in contracts and contract modifications to increase domestic production capacity of nitrile gloves and SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests.
- Hong Kong reports no new COVID-19 cases for 2nd day in a row People's Daily 28 May 2021 -- Hong Kong reported no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for a second straight day on Friday.
- China's Guangdong reports 5 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases People's Daily 28 May 2021 -- South China's Guangdong Province registered five new asymptomatic cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, according to the provincial health commission Friday.
- Chinese mainland reports seven new COVID-19 cases, all imported People's Daily 28 May 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported seven new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday.
- On a declining trend, India's Active Caseload further dips to 23,43,152; Active Cases decrease by 76,755 in last 24 hours India PIB 28 May 2021 -- India's Active Caseload has now reduced to 23,43,152
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 133 India PIB 28 May 2021 -- The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 20.86 Cr (20,86,12,834) as per the 7 pm provisional report today
- Update on COVID Relief Aid India PIB 28 May 2021 -- Government of India has been receiving international cooperation of COVID-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since 27th April 2021 from different countries/organisations
- More than 22.46 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs India PIB 28 May 2021 -- As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost
- COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 28 May 2021
- Oxygen Expresses now touch 41 stations in 39 cities/towns in 15 states across the country India PIB 28 May 2021 -- Overcoming all hurdles and finding new solutions, Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country
- COVID-19 kills 184 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 28 May 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 79,568 with 184 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Friday.
- CECC voices concern as Taiwan reports 555 domestic cases, 19 deaths (update) CNA 28 May 2021 -- Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (é™³æ™‚ä¸) expressed concern about the trajectory of Taiwan's current COVID-19 outbreak after the country reported 555 domestic cases and 19 deaths on Friday.
- Taiwan reports 555 domestic COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths CNA 28 May 2021 -- Taiwan on Friday reported 555 domestic cases of COVID-19, two imported ones, and 19 deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- First batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Taiwan CNA 28 May 2021 -- The first batch of 150,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Taiwan on Friday afternoon, as the country continues to battle its largest outbreak of the disease since the pandemic began early last year.
- 60% of Taiwanese may get first vaccine dose by October: health minister CNA 28 May 2021 -- About 60 percent of Taiwan's population may receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by October, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (é™³æ™‚ä¸) said at a legislative hearing Friday.
- Japan considers providing COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan: official CNA 28 May 2021 -- Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Friday confirmed an earlier media report that the country is considering providing excess COVID-19 vaccines to other countries and regions, including Taiwan.
- South Asia Turns to China for Covid Vaccines after India Halts Exports VOA 28 May 2021 -- South Asian countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are turning to China for vaccines for Covid 19 after India suspended vaccine exports due to critical shortages at home. Analysts say this will help Beijing increase its clout in the strategic Indian Ocean region where it has been building influence.
- Zimbabwe Faces COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages VOA 28 May 2021 -- Zimbabwe has been facing a shortage of COVID-19 vaccine for more than a week, despite a government push to inoculate at least 60 percent of the country's estimated 14 million by year's end.
- Australia's Victoria State Back Under Lockdown Amid New COVID Outbreak VOA 28 May 2021 -- Melbourne went back under lockdown on Friday, as Australian health authorities said a cluster of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases had increased to 39.
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