29 June 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- US Capitol Riot Arrests Mount While Some Defendants Plead Out VOA 29 Jun 2021 -- Sandy Weyer is the latest Trump supporter to be arrested in connection with the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
- Terrorism Spreading 'Unabated' Across Africa, Warns US Commander VOA 29 Jun 2021 -- The United States and its Western allies are being forced to confront a grim reality in Africa where years of work to blunt the spread of terrorism, whether inspired by al-Qaida, the Islamic State or local groups, has fallen short, and could soon be eclipsed by the need to focus on adversaries like China and Russia.
- India Expresses Concern Over Use of Drones by Terrorist Groups After Attack on IAF Base Sputnik 29 Jun 2021 -- India has said that internet and social media platforms have turned into an "indispensable toolkit" for global terrorist networks, as it urged all UN member states to come together to combat the scourge of terrorism being propagated through the use of emerging technologies. The remarks were made at a UN-sponsored counter-terrorism summit.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 - 29 June 2021
- Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an 'equally horrific pandemic' threatening women UN News 29 Jun 2021 -- As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, "a parallel and equally horrific pandemic" has threatened half the world's population, the UN chief said on Tuesday, in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in France.
- Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 29 Jun 2021
- Over 1.2 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 29 Jun 2021 -- Over 1.2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Monday, as the country continues to ramp up its inoculation drive, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Chinese mainland sees no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 29 Jun 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 18 imported COVID-19 cases and no new locally transmitted cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Tuesday.
- China has administered over 1.2 billion doses of COVID19 vaccines as of Monday: NHC Global Times 29 Jun 2021 -- 1.21 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Monday: National Health Commission
- Sinovac vaccine 'well tolerated, safe and induced humoral responses' in minors aged 3-17, to boost public confidence on herd immunity Global Times 29 Jun 2021 -- The world's first trial results on minors aged 3-17 showed China's inactivated COVID-19 vaccine produced by Sinovac had good safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity in youths aged 3-17 years, the Global Times learnt from Sinovac on Tuesday.
- China has provided more than 450 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries: Wang Yi Global Times 29 Jun 2021 -- China has provided more than 450 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said via video link at the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Tuesday held in Italy.
- EU, WHO launch new tool for pandemic contact tracing People's Daily 29 Jun 2021 -- The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization's European regional office have developed a tool to evaluate the public health effectiveness of contact tracing solutions, according to a statement on Monday.
- With Record Daily COVID Deaths, Kremlin Says Vaccination Campaign Not Meeting Targets RFE/RL 29 Jun 2021 -- Russia has reported another daily record for COVID-19 deaths as the country struggles with a jump in cases triggered by the highly contagious delta variant first identified in India and a sluggish vaccination rollout.
- Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Shows 97.8% Efficacy in UAE's Vaccination Campaign Sputnik 29 Jun 2021 -- Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 demonstrated 97.8% efficacy against coronavirus cases and 100% efficacy against severe cases during the vaccination campaign in the United Arab Emirates, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Tuesday.
- India's Cipla Given Approval to Distribute Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine VOA 29 Jun 2021 -- Indian officials announced Tuesday that Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla has been approved to distribute its partner Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, as the country seeks to ramp up its vaccination program to prevent a third wave of the virus.
- COVID-19 kills 142 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 29 Jun 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 84,127 with 142 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Tuesday.
- Taiwan reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more Delta infection CNA 29 Jun 2021 -- Taiwan on Tuesday reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 and confirmed that another case in a cluster in Pingtung County was caused by the infectious Delta variant of the virus, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Hospital identified as possible site of transmission in Pingtung Delta cluster CNA 29 Jun 2021 -- Authorities in Pingtung County said Tuesday that six people from a cluster of COVID-19 cases involving the highly infectious Delta variant recently visited Fangliao General Hospital, raising concerns that some of them may have been infected there.
- Taiwan, U.S. to discuss vaccine import, export simplification: President CNA 29 Jun 2021 -- Taiwan and the United States will discuss the simplification of vaccine import and export procedures during upcoming trade talks on Wednesday, President Tsai Ing-wen (è”¡è‹±æ–‡) said Tuesday.
- North Korea Warns of 'Grave' Coronavirus Incident VOA 29 Jun 2021 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says a "grave incident" has threatened his country's coronavirus prevention efforts â€” a rare admission by Pyongyang, which claims to be free of COVID-19.
- DPRK's Kim Blasts COVID-19 Emergency Response Chiefs for 'Grave Incident' Sputnik 29 Jun 2021 -- Since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in late 2019, the nations that have best contained the virus' spread have been the handful of socialist nations that implemented total lockdowns, while the nations with the highest death rates have been those whose leaders believed lockdowns were worse than the virus' staggering death toll.
- COVID-19 Deaths Mount in Myanmar's War-Torn Kalay as Hospitals Lack Medical Staff Radio Free Asia 29 Jun 2021 -- Nearly 200 people in northwest Myanmar's strife-torn Kalay township are believed to have died of COVID-19 in June alone, with many left untreated as medical staff joined anti-junta protests or were arrested by the military, sources said Tuesday.
- Canada's Real COVID-19 Death Toll May Be Twice Higher Than Official Count, Study Shows Sputnik 29 Jun 2021 -- Canada's coronavirus death toll may be twice that of the official government tally, the Royal Society of Canada has reported.
- Tanzania Publishes First COVID-19 Data in Over a Year VOA 29 Jun 2021 -- For the first time in more than a year, Tanzania has released figures on coronavirus, confirming 100 cases since a third wave of infections began. President Samia Hassan says Tanzania has budgeted $470 million to buy COVID-19 vaccine. The actions mark a sharp turn from Hassan's predecessor, the late John Magufuli.
- 4 Major Australian Cities Under New Lockdown VOA 29 Jun 2021 -- The number of major Australian cities heading into lockdown due to the growing presence of the highly infectious delta variant of COVID-19 has risen to four.
- Pandemic Plunges Turkey Refugees into Debt Crisis VOA 29 Jun 2021 -- The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey deeper into poverty, with many having to take on large debts to survive, according to research by the Turkish Red Crescent and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
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