27 July 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- Remarks by President Biden at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence The White House 27 Jul 2021
- Biden Accuses Russia of Already Interfering in 2022 Election VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- Russia is already interfering in next year's midterm U.S. elections, President Joe Biden said Tuesday in a speech at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
- Political Divide Widens as January 6 Hearings Begin VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- Law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol were first to testify as hearings began Tuesday for the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack.
- DHS to Address Life, Safety, Environmental, and Operational Considerations for Specific Border Barrier Projects DHS 27 Jul 2021 -- Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas approved four projects in the Rio Grande Valley, San Diego, and El Centro Sectors to address life, safety, environmental, and operational considerations related to the Department's plan for the use of Border Barrier funds.
- Biden Administration Wants to Require Businesses to Disclose Ransomware Attacks VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- The Biden administration is throwing its support behind congressional legislation that would require companies to report major data breaches by hackers, including the ransomware attacks that are increasingly targeting U.S. critical infrastructure.
- Leader of a Sophisticated Drug Trafficking Organization and Prolific Ally of the Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced US Dept. of Justice 27 Jul 2021 -- A Mexican national was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to 22 years in prison for her role in an international drug trafficking conspiracy to transport into the United States thousands of kilograms of cocaine and dozens of pounds of methamphetamine.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 - 27 July 2021
- COVID-19: Education replaced by shuttered schools, violence, teenage pregnancy UN News 27 Jul 2021 -- A culture of "safety, friends and food" at school has been replaced by "anxiety, violence, and teenage pregnancy", with remote learning out of reach for millions, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said on Tuesday.
- Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 27 Jul 2021
- Statement by President Joe Biden on CDC Guidance The White House 27 Jul 2021
- U.S. Africa Command assists Tunisia with COVID-19 response AFRICOM 27 Jul 2021 -- U.S. Africa Command, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, provided 310 oxygen canisters containing over one million liters of oxygen to the Tunisian Ministry of Health on July 26. This donation, which arrived in country on board a Tunisian C-130, demonstrates the strength of the bilateral relationship between the United States and Tunisia and highlights the support that U.S. Africa Command is able to provide to our partners.
- California, New York launch vaccine crackdown on reluctant Americans as COVID cases rise Press TV 27 Jul 2021 -- California and New York City officials have ordered government workers to get fully vaccinated or face regular tests, ratcheting up the pressure on reluctant residents to curb rising COVID-19 cases blamed on the Delta variant.
- CDC Recommends Indoor Masks Again, Even for Some Vaccinated People VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends vaccinated people in certain parts of the country wear masks while indoors, reversing a decision the agency made two months ago.
- FDA Asks Moderna, Pfizer to Add More Children to COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy Studies VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked Pfizer and Moderna to increase the number of school-age children in their ongoing clinical trials to determine if their COVID-19 vaccines are safe for children under 12 years old.
- Nanjing's outbreak with Delta variant may 'end in mid-Aug' Global Times 27 Jul 2021 -- The latest COVID-19 surge with the Delta variant detected in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, whose scale may be similar to or larger than the previous outbreak in Guangzhou, is expected to end in mid-August after two longest incubation periods, said Chinese experts.
- Over 1.56 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 27 Jul 2021 -- More than 1.56 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China by Monday, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Delta variant identified in Nanjing's COVID-19 clusters People's Daily 27 Jul 2021 -- The virus strain behind the latest clusters of COVID-19 cases in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, has been identified as the highly infectious Delta variant, local authorities said Tuesday.
- Chinese mainland reports 31 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 27 Jul 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 31 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Jiangsu Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Tuesday.
- China's Nanjing classifies four areas as COVID-19 high-risk People's Daily 27 Jul 2021 -- The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, has classified four areas as high-risk for COVID-19, local authorities said.
- EU: 70% of Adults in Bloc Now Have at Least One COVID Vaccination VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- European Union leaders said Tuesday that 70% of adult residents have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, hitting the target they set for the end of July.
- As Britain Reopens, Scientists Warn of Fertile Ground for Coronavirus Variants VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- As Britons celebrate the lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions earlier this month, some scientists warn that the country risks becoming a breeding ground for new variants of the virus that could be more resistant to vaccines.
- COVID vaccination dramatically reduces infection, finds AFMS study India PIB 27 Jul 2021 -- Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) published the Vaccine effectiveness among healthcare and frontline Workers of Indian Armed Forces (VIN-WIN) cohort study in Medical Journal Armed Forces India, a peer reviewed scientific journal on July 27, 2021.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 193 India PIB 27 Jul 2021 -- India's Cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage has surpassed 44.58 crore (44,58,39,699), as per the 7 pm provisional report today
- COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 27 Jul 2021
- Defense minister: 3rd clinical trial phase of "Fakhra" vaccine to begin soon IRNA 27 Jul 2021 -- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami said on Tuesday that the third clinical trial phase of the "Fakhra" vaccine will begin in the coming weeks.
- COVID-19 kills 357 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 27 Jul 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 89,479 with 357 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Tuesday.
- Iran vaccine maker says COVID jab output tops 5 mln Press TV 27 Jul 2021 -- Iran's flagship coronavirus vaccine has hit a production milestone of five million doses nearly a month after it was approved for emergency use in the country.
- Iran's Zarif hails cooperation with Cuba in vaccine production Press TV 27 Jul 2021 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has praised cordial relations with Cuba, which recently saw bilateral cooperation in the fields of biotechnology and genetic engineering, especially the production of vaccines.
- Taiwan records 17 new COVID-19 cases, receives new AZ vaccine delivery CNA 27 Jul 2021 -- Taiwan on Tuesday reported 17 new COVID-19 infections, and took delivery of 582,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan open to providing local COVID vaccines to allies: MOFA CNA 27 Jul 2021 -- Taiwan is open to the possibility of providing its locally-developed COVID-19 vaccines to diplomatic allies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.
- Czech Republic pledges vaccines to Taiwan CNA 27 Jul 2021 -- The Czech Republic on Monday announced it will donate 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine jabs to Taiwan, which Taipei described as a reflection of the true friendship between the two countries.
- Taiwan-purchased 582,000 AstraZeneca jabs arrive CNA 27 Jul 2021 -- Taiwan on Tuesday received a shipment of 582,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the fourth batch delivered from the 10 million AZ jabs the government purchased from the manufacturer.
- Myanmar: Rights expert calls for 'COVID ceasefire', urges UN action UN News 27 Jul 2021 -- The UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Tuesday called for a "COVID ceasefire" for the country, as infections and deaths soar even as the military junta escalates attacks against healthcare workers.
- Bhutan Fully Vaccinates 90% of Eligible Population Against COVID: UNICEF VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- The Himalayan country of Bhutan, with a population of about 800,000, has fully vaccinated 90% of its eligible citizens against COVID-19, according to UNICEF.
- Cameroon Receives US Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Amid Covid Hesitancy VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- Cameroonian authorities are urging the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19, following a U.S. donation Monday of 300,000 Johnson & Johnson doses. Cameroonians can now choose between the Chinese Sinopharm, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson jabs but vaccine hesitancy remains high.
- Malawians Line Up for COVID Shots After Expired Doses Were Burned VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- Malawians have again begun to line up to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Malawi ran out of doses in June amid a rise in COVID-19 infections and just weeks after the government burned 20,000 unused doses that expired because of vaccine hesitancy.
- Thailand Considers Cap on Vaccine Exports as COVID Cases Surge VOA 27 Jul 2021 -- Thailand is considering a cap on the export of locally made COVID-19 vaccines as it scrambles to shore up domestic supplies amid its worst outbreak of the coronavirus since the pandemic began.
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