31 May 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- Americans Divided Over Whether to Continue Investigating Jan. 6 Riot or Turn the Page VOA 31 May 2021 -- Harvey Wasserman is a resident of Florida and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He voted for Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections but watched in horror as hundreds of supporters of the former president stormed the Capitol Building January 6.
- Chemicals in, Meth out: Asia's Golden Triangle Drug Trade Goes Into Overdrive VOA 31 May 2021 -- A large haul of precursor chemicals in Laos since the end of last year has revealed` the new recipe being used by the methamphetamine cooks of Asia and the routes crime groups are using to get raw materials from Chinese factories, through Thai ports and into the narcotics labs of the Golden Triangle.
- Myanmar's Economic Meltdown Likely to Push Opium Output Up, Says UN VOA 31 May 2021 -- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is warning that opium production in Myanmar may rise again if the economic crunch brought on by COVID-19 and a February 1 coup persists, with fallout for much of the region.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Weekly operational update on COVID-19 31 May 2021
- COVID danger has not passed, States must support pandemic treaty: Tedros UN News 31 May 2021 -- UN health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged all countries on Monday to support a pandemic preparedness treaty, warning that it would be a "monumental error" to think the danger of COVID-19 has passed.
- British, Other Western Intel Agencies Assist US in Wuhan Probe VOA 31 May 2021 -- Britain's intelligence agencies β along with other Western European security services β are assisting a new American investigation to try to establish the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, according to officials on both sides of the Atlantic.
- Guangzhou tightens restrictions in response to mutant strains amid resurgence Global Times 31 May 2021 -- Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, has beefed up community and travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus amid the latest COVID-19 resurgence. Local authorities have vowed to strengthen anti-epidemic measures to combat the more transmissible mutation, which was found to be from a strain detected in India.
- Chinese vaccines can tackle major variants despite faster virus transmission: officials Global Times 31 May 2021 -- Since the beginning of May, the Chinese mainland has reported 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and found new silent carriers for 18 consecutive days, showing a faster transmission speed and a strong virus strain, while Chinese-made vaccines can tackle the different virus variants so far, officials from China's top health authority and CDC said on Monday.
- Guangzhou reports 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 14 previous asymptomatic patients Global Times 31 May 2021 -- Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, reported 18 local confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, of whom 14 patients were previously diagnosed as silent virus carriers.
- Booster shots for early vaccinated group will be planned under big data analysis to combat mutant strain threats: China CDC Global Times 31 May 2021 -- Chinese health authorities said they will determine when to administer booster shots for COVID-19 based on analysis of early vaccinated groups to combat the threat of mutant strains, which Guangzhou and Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong Province have been experiencing in the latest outbreak.
- Over 620 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China People's Daily 31 May 2021 -- Nearly 621 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
- Guangdong reports 20 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 31 May 2021 -- South China's Guangdong Province registered 20 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, of which 16 were previously asymptomatic cases, the provincial health commission said on Monday.
- 1 million Hong Kong residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 People's Daily 31 May 2021 -- About 1 million residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hong Kong since its vaccine rollout started on Feb. 26.
- Chinese mainland reports 20 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 31 May 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 20 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Monday.
- Chinese military provides COVID-19 vaccines to Guinean military PLA Daily 31 May 2021 -- For the implementation of President Xi Jinping's important declaration on making China's COVID-19 vaccine a global public good, with the approval of the Central Military Commission and at the request of the Guinean military, a batch of COVID-19 vaccines assisted by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was delivered to the Guinean military on May 31.
- France, England Widen Availability of COVID-19 Vaccines VOA 31 May 2021 -- To fight a rise in cases caused by the coronavirus variants, France and England moved Monday to increase vaccinations.
- India reports low Daily New Cases of 1.52 Lakh maintaining the continuous trend of declining new cases India PIB 31 May 2021 -- As part of continued decline in the daily new cases, India has reported lowest Daily New Cases in last 50 days with 1.52 Lakh cases
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 136 India PIB 31 May 2021 -- The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 21.58 Cr (21,58,18,547) as per the 7 pm provisional report today
- Centre Reviews Progress of Vaccination with States/UTs India PIB 31 May 2021 -- As part of its commitment to pro-actively guide, review and monitor the COVID-19 vaccination drive in collaboration with States/UTs, Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) today held a review meeting through video conferencing with administrators from States and UTs on the progress of vaccination in States
- More than 23crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs India PIB 31 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 31 May 2021
- Offloading of LMO in Delhi NCR region by Oxygen Expresses crosses 7500 MT India PIB 31 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
- India-detected variants rage through Asian countries Global Times 31 May 2021 -- While India is still slothful in handling its domestic virus surge caused by a highly transmissible mutated variant, COVID-19 variants that were detected in India continue to be exported to neighboring countries, triggering a wave of epidemic resurgence in more Asian countries.
- Pakistan's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Dips, But 'We Aren't Out of the Woods', Official Tells VOA VOA 31 May 2021 -- Pakistan reported Monday that the national coronavirus positivity rate had remained well below 5% over the past week, with the country's top health official attributing the declining trend to "effective" government policies, including restrictions on public movement and effective screening of international travelers.
- COVID-19 kills 217 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 31 May 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 80,156 with 217 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Monday.
- Iran to start using local jab for COVID vaccinations in few days Press TV 31 May 2021 -- Iran has approved the use of its flagship coronavirus vaccine CovIran Barekat for a public inoculation program that is set to begin in few days.
- Report: Japan Considering Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test for Olympic Spectators VOA 31 May 2021 -- A Japanese newspaper is reporting that potential spectators of the Tokyo Olympics will either have to show proof they received a COVID-19 vaccine or tested negative for the virus.
- Taiwan reports 351 new COVID-19 cases, 15 fatalities CNA 31 May 2021 -- Taiwan on Monday reported 351 new cases of COVID-19, including 347 domestic cases and four imported cases, with 15 fatalities, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- CECC says COVID-19 outbreak easing as Taiwan reports 351 new cases CNA 31 May 2021 -- Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (ι³ζδΈ) on Monday said the current COVID-19 outbreak in Taiwan is easing, as the number of people each patient infects on average has fallen since mid-May.
- COVID-19 testing sites to be set up at 5 airports in Taiwan CNA 31 May 2021 -- New COVID-19 testing sites will soon be set up in five Taiwanese airports to prevent potential passengers from carrying the disease to the country's offshore islands, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday.
- President Tsai defends support for local COVID-19 vaccines CNA 31 May 2021 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (θ‘θ±ζ) on Monday defended Taiwan's development of its own COVID-19 vaccines amid accusations that the government is deliberately preventing imports of vaccines to protect domestic vaccine makers.
- Taiwan reports 355 local COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths People's Daily 31 May 2021 -- Taiwan on Sunday reported 266 new local COVID-19 infections, 89 backlogged local cases and 11 new deaths, the local disease monitoring agency said.
- Afghanistan Runs Out Of Vaccine Doses As Infections Spike RFE/RL Gandhara 31 May 2021 -- Afghanistan has run out of COVID-19 vaccine doses and is now waiting for new deliveries amid a spike in infections with a third wave of the pandemic.
- Venezuela Receives New Shipment of Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19, President Maduro Says Sputnik 31 May 2021 -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the seventh batch of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Venezuela.
- Cameroon Investigates Missing $335 Million in COVID Funds VOA 31 May 2021 -- Cameroon rights groups, opposition parties and local media are asking the government to publish its findings after most of a $335 million loan from the IMF could not be accounted for. At least 15 officials have appeared before commissions of investigation.
- Tanzania Activists Urge Government to Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations VOA 31 May 2021 -- The president of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania, has said his government will soon import COVID-19 vaccines. This puts the region at odds with the national government, which has yet to approve any COVID vaccine. Opposition parties are urging the government to allow vaccinations to begin.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|