29 July 2021 Security News
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- Countries urged to develop pandemic preparedness and response treaty UN News 29 Jul 2021 -- A senior official with the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the need for a global treaty on pandemic preparedness and response, urging countries to "seize the moment" and support its development.
- As COVID Vaccine Disparity Widens, Fears Mount Over Economic Impact VOA 29 Jul 2021 -- Vaccines are allowing richer nations to reopen for trade and tourism. But despite G-7 pledges to help developing nations inoculate by the end of 2022, most public health experts and World Health Organization officers predict it will be well into 2023 and likely beyond before they are sufficiently vaccinated.
- Vaccines Save 50 Million Lives, But COVID Threatens Future Gains, Say Scientists VOA 29 Jul 2021 -- Vaccination programs against some of the world's deadliest diseases have saved tens of millions of lives over the past twenty years, according to a new study. However, the researchers warn that continued progress is threatened by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Statement by Jamal Brown, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary, on COVID-19 Vaccinations DoD 29 Jul 2021 -- "The Department of Defense is moving quickly to meet President Biden's commitment to defeat COVID-19, and that includes being able to ensure every member of our civilian and military workforce is protected."
- DOD Awards $64.6 Million Contract to SiO2 Medical Products to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Pharmaceutical Vials DoD 29 Jul 2021 -- On July 26, 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD), on behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a $64.6 million contract modification to SiO2 Medical Products to increase domestic production of pharmaceutical vials made of hybrid, glass-equivalent materials.
- U.S. in wrong direction on anti-virus fight, warns Fauci People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- The United States is heading "in the wrong direction" as the country scrambles to fight a new surge of COVID-19 cases because of the Delta variant and a large number of unvaccinated people, Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical advisor, has warned.
- US has highest number of new COVID cases in the world: WHO Press TV 29 Jul 2021 -- The United States reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the world in the last week, a World Health Organization (WHO) report has shown.
- China CDC says coronavirus origin tracing shouldn't be politicized Global Times 29 Jul 2021 -- The coronavirus origin tracing work should not be politicized, said Dr Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), citing examples of previous virus tracing.
- Zhangjiajie in C. China Hunan becomes another key point of COVID-19 resurgence following Nanjing Global Times 29 Jul 2021 -- Zhangjiajie in Central China's Hunan Province has become another key point of resurgence of the COVID-19 epidemic spreading across China following spillover cases from Nanjing in East China's Jiangsu Province to the city.
- Interprovincial COVID-19 spread from Nanjing a nationwide stress test for China: Zhang Wenhong Global Times 29 Jul 2021 -- The COVID-19 outbreak in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province prompted a nationwide stress test and provided more thoughts for future epidemic prevention and control, prominent Chinese infectious disease specialist Zhang Wenhong noted on his personal Sina Weibo account on Thursday in response to the recent epidemic resurgence in Jiangsu which has spread to several other provinces.
- Nanjing airport outbreak spreads to at least 13 cities, posing challenge to China's anti-virus work Global Times 29 Jul 2021 -- Nanjing found 18 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed cases since July 20 to 171 with two additional asymptomatic cases. The outbreak has also reportedly spread to at least 13 cities including Beijing, Chengdu and Dalian.
- US is guilty of 'three sins' in its COVID-19 response and origin-tracing: Chinese FM spokesperson Global Times 29 Jul 2021 -- The US is guilty of "three sins" in its COVID-19 response and origin-tracing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Thursday, responding to media about China's comment on the disappointing and irresponsible pandemic response from the US, which has the world's highest number of infections and deaths from COVID-19.
- China leads the world in coronavirus vaccinations, vaccine exports Global Times 29 Jul 2021 -- China leads the world in the number of COVID-19 vaccinations, in vaccine exports and providing aid to other countries and regions, according to a report on COVID-19 vaccination released by the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on Thursday.
- Nanjing outbreak spreads to 5 provinces and Beijing; most extensive contagion after Wuhan Global Times 29 Jul 2021 -- A new surge of COVID-19 cases starting from an airport of Nanjing, capital city of East China's Jiangsu Province, has spread to five other provinces and Beijing municipality, the most extensive domestic contagion after Wuhan.
- Over 1.6 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- Over 1.6 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Wednesday, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- China's Chengdu reports new locally confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- Chengdu, the capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, reported two new COVID-19 confirmed cases and one asymptomatic carrier Wednesday, all locally transmitted.
- China's Nanjing launches 3rd citywide nucleic acid testing People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- Nanjing, a mega-city with a population of more than 9.3 million in eastern China, launched the third round of all-inclusive nucleic acid testing campaign on Wednesday, according to the municipal COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters.
- Beijing reports new locally transmitted COVID-19 case People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- The Chinese capital Beijing on Wednesday reported a locally transmitted COVID-19 confirmed case, the first in months, local authorities said Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports 24 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 24 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 20 in Jiangsu, three in Sichuan and one in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.
- China's Nanjing adds 6 more COVID-19 risk areas People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, on Wednesday added six medium-risk areas for COVID-19.
- Partial Lockdown in China's Nanjing Amid Surge in Delta Cases Radio Free Asia 29 Jul 2021 -- Millions of people in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing were under partial lockdown on Thursday as the authorities scrambled to contain an outbreak of the Delta coronavirus variant in the city.
- France Calls British Travel Rules 'Discriminatory,' Not Science-Based VOA 29 Jul 2021 -- France's European Affairs Minister on Thursday called Britain's decision to lift quarantine requirements for all fully vaccinated travelers arriving from Europe except France "discriminatory and incomprehensible" and said he hopes it is reviewed as soon as possible.
- 'Discriminatory, excessive': France irked by UK's decision to maintain quarantine against French travelers Press TV 29 Jul 2021 -- The French government has expressed anger at the UK's decision to end quarantine for arrivals from most of Europe, except for France.
- More COVID Protesters From Russia's North Ossetia Receive Prison Terms RFE/RL 29 Jul 2021 -- A Russian court in the southwestern city of Rostov-on-Don has handed lengthy prison terms to a second group of individuals from the North Caucasus region of North Ossetia for taking part in a massive rally in April 2020 to protest against coronavirus restrictions.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 45 Cr India PIB 29 Jul 2021 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 45 Cr yesterday
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 195 India PIB 29 Jul 2021 -- India's Cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage has surpassed45.55 crore (45,55,02,438), as per the 7 pm provisional report today
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update India PIB 29 Jul 2021 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country
- COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 29 Jul 2021
- In view of sharp spike in COVID-19 cases, Centre rushes High Level team to Kerala India PIB 29 Jul 2021 -- Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has decided to depute a high-level multi-disciplinary team to Kerala to collaborate with the State Health Authorities in instituting effective public health measures for COVID-19 management in view of the significantly enhanced number of daily COVID cases being reported by Kerala.
- COVID-19 kills 292 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 29 Jul 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 90,074 with 292 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry said on Thursday.
- Tokyo Sees Record Surge in Coronavirus Infections During Olympic Games VOA 29 Jul 2021 -- Tokyo officials reported a record-high number of coronavirus cases Thursday for the third straight day as the Olympic Games in the city continue.
- Taiwan reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths for 2nd straight day CNA 29 Jul 2021 -- Taiwan on Thursday reported 18 new COVID-19 cases -- 16 transmitted domestically and two contracted overseas -- and zero deaths from the disease for the second consecutive day, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Wife of North Korean Consul in Russia Dies from COVID-19 Radio Free Asia 29 Jul 2021 -- The wife of a North Korean consul stationed in Vladivostok, Russia, contracted COVID-19 and died this month, RFA has learned from sources in Russia, who said the North lacked the cash to vaccinate its diplomats in the Pacific coast city.
- Myanmar, in Coup Aftermath, Faces Exploding Pandemic VOA 29 Jul 2021 -- Six months after its coup, Myanmar now faces a mushrooming COVID-19 pandemic.
- Junta-Run Public Hospitals Rejecting Even Myanmar's Sickest COVID-19 Patients Radio Free Asia 29 Jul 2021 -- The sickest COVID-19 patients in Myanmar are now being denied admittance to military junta-run public hospitals, family members and relief workers said Thursday, as the country's healthcare system has been pushed to the brink of collapse during a poorly managed third wave of the coronavirus.
- UNICEF, Sinovac agree to supply more COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has recently signed an agreement with the Chinese firm Sinovac to supply developing countries with more COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX mechanism.
- Philippines receives more Sinovac vaccines from China People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- China delivered an additional batch of Sinovac CoronaVac vaccines to the Philippines on Thursday to support the Southeast Asian country's inoculation campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic.
- China's Red Cross provides 150,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Syria People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- A total of 150,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine provided by the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) to Syria left Beijing on Wednesday, the Chinese Red Cross Foundation said.
- Mozambique receives 1 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- Mozambique has received one million doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine purchased from China, the largest batch the country has ever got.
- Boost for Zimbabwe's vaccination drive as more vaccines arrive from China People's Daily 29 Jul 2021 -- Zimbabwe's fight against the coronavirus pandemic received a major boost when the country took delivery of another batch of Sinopharm vaccines from China on Wednesday.
- African Death Toll From COVID-19 Increasing VOA 29 Jul 2021 -- The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the continent's death toll from COVID-19 has jumped 17 percent in the past month. In a media briefing Thursday, the Africa CDC said the infection rate has also increased and warned some countries are testing less often for the virus than needed.
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