30 June 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- US House Approves Resolution to Create Committee to Probe January 6 Capitol Unrest Sputnik 30 Jun 2021 -- As Democrats push for a 9/11-style committee to investigate the 6 January Capitol riot, the GOP has largely opposed the initiative. Nevertheless, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier in the week introduced the resolution to create a select committee to probe the violent events.
- CISA and FBI Launch Operation Flashpoint to Raise Awareness about How to Prevent Bomb Making CISA 30 Jun 2021 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced a new pilot program today called "Operation Flashpoint" to build awareness in communities across the U.S. about how to prevent bomb attacks.
- Defense Official Testifies About DOD Information Technology, Cybersecurity Efforts DoD News 30 Jun 2021 -- President Joe Biden's interim National Security Strategic Guidance and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's priorities drive key areas on the Defense Department's cloud, software network modernization, cybersecurity work, workforce, command-and-control communications and data, DOD's acting chief information officer said.
- Hackers Had Secret Access to Danish National Bank for Seven Months After SolarWinds Attack â€“ Report Sputnik 30 Jun 2021 -- While the National Bank claimed to have acted "quickly" and "in a satisfactory way", the exact extent of the hack attack and its consequences remain unknown.
- How New Orleans Defeated Ransomware Attack VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- In the early hours of a Friday in December 2019, the team monitoring the computer network handling governmental operations for New Orleans noticed something suspicious.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Moderna Says COVID-19 Vaccine Performing Well Against Delta Variant as Strain Raises Concerns Sputnik 30 Jun 2021 -- The delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, was first detected in India, and has since become one of the more concerning strains that mutated from SARS-CoV-2, the deadly virus that causes COVID-19. It presently makes up about 20% of the novel coronavirus cases in the US.
- Department of Defense Leaders Update Reporters on COVID-19 Efforts DoD 30 Jun 2021 -- Acting Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Health Affairs Dr. Terry Adirim; Army Lieutenant General Ronald J. Place, Director, Defense Health Agency; Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense on COVID-19 Max Rose
- COVID-19 Pandemic Not Over, Concerns Over Delta Variant Growing DoD News 30 Jun 2021 -- Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.
- US CDC Director Says Wearing Masks Up to Local Discretion VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday her agency is standing by its recommendation that vaccinated people do not need to wear masks inside, even as some U.S. areas â€” and the World Health Organization â€” recently said otherwise.
- China completes half-year vaccination goal early, will cover as many people as possible in H2 Global Times 30 Jun 2021 -- Wednesday was the deadline for China to reach its goal of vaccinating about 40 percent of its targeted population, and authorities in several provinces said they had achieved the goal in advance.
- Over 1.22 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 30 Jun 2021 -- More than 1.22 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Tuesday, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday.
- Chinese mainland reports 9 new COVID-19 cases, all imported People's Daily 30 Jun 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported nine imported COVID-19 cases but no new locally transmitted cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.
- Sinovac Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations, But Options Limited VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- That's one infectious disease expert's assessment of Sinovac Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, following reports that hundreds of Indonesian health care workers who had received the vaccine caught the disease anyway.
- Britain Faces Travel Bans Amid Soaring Delta Variant Infections VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- Several countries have imposed restrictions on travelers from Britain amid rising cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus which was first detected in India.
- Putin Had A Chance To Rev Up Russia's Sluggish Vaccination Drive. His Message Was Muddled. RFE/RL 30 Jun 2021 -- Ahead of Vladimir Putin's annual Direct Line call-in show, a marathon Q&A session in which people across Russia address the president on air with their problems and requests, a column in the popular media outlet Republic dubbed the event a "Direct Line with the anti-vaxxers."
- India's COVID19 Vaccination Coverage increases to 33.28 cr India PIB 30 Jun 2021 -- India's cumulative vaccination coverage has crossed 33 crore yesterday
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 166 India PIB 30 Jun 2021 -- India's cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage exceeded 33.54 crore (33,54,69,340), as per the 7 pm provisional report today
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update India PIB 30 Jun 2021
- COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 30 Jun 2021
- COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 30 Jun 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.
Oxygen Expresses crossed the milestone of 35000 MT of LMO delivery in service to the Nation
- Iran among leading producers of COVID-19 vaccines IRNA 30 Jun 2021 -- The Islamic Republic of Iran could overcome illegal and cruel sanctions imposed by the United States and rely upon its own capabilities and know-how to become one of the few leading countries in producing coronavirus vaccines.
- COVID-19 kills 137 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 30 Jun 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 84,264 with 137 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.
- Taiwan reports 56 new COVID-19 cases, Delta variant cluster grows to 15 CNA 30 Jun 2021 -- Taiwan on Wednesday reported 56 new cases of COVID-19, including one new case in an infection cluster caused by the Delta variant of the virus in Pingtung County, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan receives another batch of 410,000 Moderna vaccine doses CNA 30 Jun 2021 -- Taiwan on Wednesday took delivery of a third shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine it bought from the U.S. drugmaker, containing 410,000 doses.
- Taiwan-U.S. trade talks touch on supply chains, vaccine production CNA 30 Jun 2021 -- Taiwan and the United States held bilateral trade talks Wednesday on issues that included the strengthening of supply chains, market access for U.S. pork producers, and the possibility of Taiwanese companies serving as authorized manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines.
- Brazil 'Temporarily Suspends' Deal to Buy 20 Mln Doses of India's Covaxin Amid Kickback Allegations Sputnik 30 Jun 2021 -- Covaxin, jointly developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech and government-backed Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is yet to be granted regulatory approval for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Brazil was supposed to be the first export destination for the vaccine.
- DFC Announces Financing to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing in South Africa US Dept. of State 30 Jun 2021 -- Today, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) announced a joint financing package of â‚¬600 million for Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd., headquartered in South Africa, to expand local vaccine manufacturing capacity.
- Zimbabwe Imposes Curfew to Contain Rising COVID-19 Cases VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- Zimbabwe's new COVID-19 lockdown includes a curfew, a ban on intercity travel, and a vaccination blitz aimed at border towns and vendors. But vendors and rights activists say the government should make more vaccine available instead of tightening regulations.
- Australia Locks Down Fourth City Amid Clash Over COVID Vaccine Eligibility VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- Another major Australian city is under a coronavirus lockdown as local officials clash with the federal government over which age group should be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Bangladesh to Lock Down as COVID-19 Cases Surge VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- Bangladesh starts its most severe lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday with people allowed to leave their homes only in emergencies and soldiers set to patrol the streets to enforce it, as the nation faces a deadly resurgence of COVID-19 infections.
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