08 July 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- A Growing Dilemma: Whether to Pay Ransomware Hackers VOA 08 Jul 2021 -- The largest ransomware attack of 2021 has further fueled a debate among policymakers, cybersecurity experts and corporate leaders over whether, as part of an effort to counter the growing cyber threat, businesses should be barred from paying off cybercriminals.
- States Plan to Deploy National Guard, Police to US-Mexico Border VOA 08 Jul 2021 -- Amid record-setting migrant arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border, several Republican-led states as far away as South Dakota are mobilizing to send National Guard units to the region at the behest of the Republican governors in Texas and Arizona who have criticized the Biden administration's response to the surge.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- UN Chief Calls for Better Global COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts VOA 08 Jul 2021 -- As the world surpassed four million coronavirus-related deaths, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that millions more remain at risk "if the virus is allowed to spread like wildfire."
- Amid COVID job losses, 'high food prices are hunger's new best friend', WFP warns UN News 08 Jul 2021 -- Job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic combined with high food prices are making it hard for millions of families to get enough to eat, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Thursday.
- Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 4 million: WHO People's Daily 08 Jul 2021 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that it has recorded over four million COVID-19-related deaths globally, but the organization's Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, added that the overall death toll is likely underestimated.
- Child mental health crisis 'magnified' by COVID, warns UN chief UN News 08 Jul 2021 -- Half of the world's children experience violence on and offline in some form every year, with "devastating and life-long consequences" for their mental health, the UN chief warned a symposium on the issue on Thursday.
- Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials The White House 08 Jul 2021
- US COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Rise Again VOA 08 Jul 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday new cases of COVID-19 were up in the United States by nearly 11 percent in the past week, driven by the prevalence of the delta variant in areas with the nation's lowest vaccination rates.
- Prevalence of COVID-19 Delta Variant in US Surpasses 50% This Week, Up From 26%, CDC Says Sputnik 08 Jul 2021 -- The prevalence of the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 in the US has exceeded the 50% mark this week, up from 26 percent a week before, while cases and hospitalisations have been increasing over the past few days, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Thursday.
- Sinovac shot seen highly effective in real-world Chile Global Times 08 Jul 2021 -- While some foreign media outlets cited individual incidences and inconclusive evidence to stir up a new wave of criticism against the efficacy of Chinese vaccines, the real-world effectiveness studies of Chinese company Sinovac's vaccine in Chile show higher levels of protection against the virus' spread and hospitalization.
- Two Chinese men re-infected with COVID-19 after recovery Global Times 08 Jul 2021 -- A Chinese man in East China's Fujian Province was re-infected with COVID-19 after recovering from it.
- Over 1.34 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 08 Jul 2021 -- More than 1.34 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Wednesday, the National Health Commission announced on Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports two new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 08 Jul 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 17 new COVID-19 cases, of which 15 were imported and two were locally transmitted, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.
- China Closes Border With Myanmar Amid COVID-19 Surge Radio Free Asia 08 Jul 2021 -- China on Thursday closed the last two of its 10 border crossings with Myanmar amid a recent surge in cases of COVID-19 infection, suspending cross-border trade and leaving more than 1,300 trucks stranded on the Myanmar side, sources in Myanmar said.
- European Countries Evenly Split on COVID Jabs for Teenagers VOA 08 Jul 2021 -- European countries are almost evenly split on whether to administer coronavirus vaccinations to teenagers as alarm mounts on the continent about a possible fourth wave of infections.
- Britain to Ease Restrictions on Fully-vaccinated Travelers VOA 08 Jul 2021 -- Britain's transportation secretary said Thursday that, beginning July 19, British residents, who are fully vaccinated, will no longer have to self-quarantine when returning from so-called "green" or "amber" or medium-risk nations, including the United States and the European Union.
- EU Proposes Discussing With Russia Possibility of Connecting to COVID Certificate System Sputnik 08 Jul 2021 -- The European Union made a proposal to the Russian Health Ministry to discuss the possibility of connecting Russia to the system of COVID certificates, EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer said on Thursday, adding that such a decision will expand opportunities to facilitate travelling.
- EU Has Reportedly Approached Russia About Mutual Recognition Of COVID Certificates RFE/RL 08 Jul 2021 -- The European Union's envoy in Moscow was quoted on July 8 as saying that the bloc has proposed discussing possible joint recognition with Russia of their respective COVID-19 certificates.
- Argentine Health Ministry Study Confirms Safety of Russia's Sputnik V COVID Vaccine Sputnik 08 Jul 2021 -- A study by Argentina's Health Ministry confirms the safety of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, a spokesman for the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said.
- Cabinet approves "India COVID 19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Package: Phase II" at a cost of Rs 23,123 crore India PIB 08 Jul 2021 -- The Union Cabinet chaired by Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has approved a new scheme 'India COVID-19 Emergency Response & Health System Preparedness Package: Phase-II' amounting to Rs
- India's COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 36.48 Cr India PIB 08 Jul 2021 -- India's cumulative vaccination coverage exceeded 36.48 crore today as per the provisional report till 7 am today
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 174 India PIB 08 Jul 2021 -- India's cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage reached nearly 37 crore (36,85,76,352), as per the 7 pm provisional report today
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update India PIB 08 Jul 2021
- COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 08 Jul 2021
- COVID-19 kills 136 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 08 Jul 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 85,397 with 136 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Thursday.
- South Korea on Verge of Major Lockdown, Amid Infection Spikes VOA 08 Jul 2021 -- South Korea's capital is on the verge of perhaps its most intense lockdown yet, after the country reported its largest daily surge of coronavirus cases.
- Japan to declare 4th COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo covering Olympics People's Daily 08 Jul 2021 -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's government is going to place Tokyo under the fourth state of emergency on July 12, which will last until Aug. 22 and cover the duration of the Olympics, in an effort to curb a recent surge in COVID-19 infections, local media reported Thursday.
- Spectators Banned from Olympic Stadiums as Tokyo Enters State of Emergency VOA 08 Jul 2021 -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the Olympic Games would continue under a coronavirus state of emergency that bans spectators from all Tokyo-based venues. The arenas in surrounding Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba will also be inaccessible to fans.
- Taiwan reports 18 new domestic COVID-19 cases, all in Greater Taipei CNA 08 Jul 2021 -- Taiwan on Thursday reported 18 new domestic cases and three imported cases of COVID-19 as well as three deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan extends Level 3 COVID alert to July 26, will ease some restrictions CNA 08 Jul 2021 -- The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday the nationwide Level 3 COVID-19 alert will be extended to July 26, but some regulations will be relaxed next week to allow more social activities.
- Taiwan receives 2nd donation of COVID-19 vaccines from Japan CNA 08 Jul 2021 -- A shipment of 1.13 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses were delivered to Taiwan on Thursday as a donation from Japan, its second in recent weeks.
- CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan's new guidelines under extended Level 3 alert CNA 08 Jul 2021 -- Taiwan will ease some of its COVID-19 restrictions, starting July 13, to allow for more daily and social activities, such as onsite dining and sports, even though the nationwide Level 3 COVID-19 alert will be extended at least until July 26, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Central African Republic receives donation of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine People's Daily 08 Jul 2021 -- The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) received on Tuesday a batch of COVID-19 vaccine donated by China.
- Lockdowns, Scramble For More Vaccines as Southeast Asian States Fight COVID-19 Surge Radio Free Asia 08 Jul 2021 -- The number of COVID-19 infections is on the rise across continental Southeast Asia, with Vietnamese officials on Thursday imposing lockdowns and other restrictions in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus amid a spike in confirmed cases.
- Chile Plans to Purchase Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine, President Says Sputnik 08 Jul 2021 -- Chile intends to purchase Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in order to support the country's re-vaccination efforts, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced Thursday.
- UNICEF to Ship 220 Million Doses of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine to African Union VOA 08 Jul 2021 -- UNICEF said Thursday it has signed a deal to provide up to 220 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to African Union member states by the end of 2022.
- China Accuses Australia of Meddling in Papua New Guinea Vaccination Efforts VOA 08 Jul 2021 -- Chinese state-owned media has claimed that Australian consultants in Papua New Guinea have been hindering the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines flown in from China. It was alleged that they had engaged "in political manipulation and bullying" there.
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