12 August 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- San Fernando Valley Man Found Guilty in Terror Plot to Bomb a Rally in Long Beach US Dept. of Justice 12 Aug 2021 -- A federal jury convicted a California man today for attempting to bomb a rally in Long Beach for the purpose of causing mass casualties.
- Biden Administration Struggles to Find Coherent Message on US-Mexico Border, Critics Say VOA 12 Aug 2021 -- The Biden administration has struggled to deliver a coherent message about the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, critics contend.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- More countries, territories report COVID-19 variants: WHO People's Daily 12 Aug 2021 -- The number of countries, areas or territories reporting various variants of COVID-19 continues to increase after the global number of coronavirus cases surpassed 200 million last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
- WHO chief warns of rapid spread of COVID-19 Press TV 12 Aug 2021 -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the world may exceed 300 million at the beginning of next year if the current rate of the spread of the infection is not stopped, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.
- Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials The White House 12 Aug 2021
- U.S. Donation of 5.5 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to CARICOM Countries US Dept. of State 12 Aug 2021 -- The United States is donating 5.5 million Pfizer vaccine doses along with ancillary kits to the 15 member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
- Fauci Says COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Are 'Inevitable' VOA 12 Aug 2021 -- Top U.S. infectious-disease expert Anthony Fauci said Thursday that vaccine booster shots were "inevitable" to provide additional protection against COVID-19, but added that the data indicated most healthy, vaccinated people didn't need them now.
- Delta variant surges in US; states to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions Press TV 12 Aug 2021 -- The rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has pushed cases and hospitalizations in the United States to a six-month high, with some states like Hawaii saying they will re-impose COVID restrictions to avert straining their healthcare.
- Biden urged to help confront global spread of COVID-19 with immediate export of stockpiled vaccines People's Daily 12 Aug 2021 -- More than 175 U.S. public health experts, scientists and activists have urged President Joe Biden's administration to take urgent steps to confront the global spread of COVID-19, including immediate export of vaccine doses the country has stockpiled.
- Zhengzhou shuts private clinics, warns against unnecessary travel to fight COVID-19 Global Times 12 Aug 2021 -- Zhengzhou in Central China's Henan Province on Thursday strengthened restrictions on health care institutions and tightened policies for leaving the city as a total of 137 confirmed cases and 12 silent carriers had been reported within two weeks.
- Yangzhou has found nearly 500 patients in latest outbreak, ups multiple areas to high-risk level Global Times 12 Aug 2021 -- As 37 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday, lifting the total to 485 in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, in the latest outbreak, the city also found two new positive cases during its sixth round of citywide nucleic acid testing. Yangzhou upgraded several more areas to high-risk.
- Imported COVID-19 silent carrier from US investigated for breaching home observation rule in E. China; related personnel punished Global Times 12 Aug 2021 -- An asymptomatic COVID-19 case who left home without authorization and posed a hazard of spreading the epidemic during their home observation period was investigated by local police in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province. Those held accountable for the incident were punished.
- 20 officials in Guangzhou punished for slack response to COVID-19 outbreak in May; Chinese discipline watchdog urges strict inspection Global Times 12 Aug 2021 -- Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, on Thursday announced punishments for 20 officials for their neglect of duty in dealing with the local COVID-19 outbreak in May and June, including the firing of director of the city health commission and district-level Party chief.
- Experts call for stricter protective measures after ICU nurse in Nanjing tests positive due to work exposure Global Times 12 Aug 2021 -- An ICU nurse in Nanjing Public Health Center, in East China's Jiangsu Province, has tested positive for coronavirus in a routine nucleic acid test, local health commission said during a press conference on Thursday.
- Chinese vice premier stresses containing COVID-19 in Yangzhou People's Daily 12 Aug 2021 -- Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Wednesday stressed effective measures to close loopholes and contain the COVID-19 resurgence in the eastern Chinese city of Yangzhou.
- Over 1.82 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 12 Aug 2021 -- Over 1.82 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China by Wednesday, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports 61 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 12 Aug 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 61 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 38 in Jiangsu Province, 10 in Hubei, seven in Hunan, and three each in Henan and Yunnan, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.
- China's COVID-19 Outbreak Hits Ningbo, Shuttering World's Largest Cargo Terminal Sputnik 12 Aug 2021 -- In the rush to find better immune protections against the Delta variant of COVID-19, China's medical products regulator has signed off on trials combining the country's indigenous SinoVac vaccine with a new vaccine by the US-based company Inovio. SinoVac has also reported trials on a third shot show substantial immune benefits.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 52 Cr India PIB 12 Aug 2021 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage hascrossed the landmark of 52 Cr
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 209 India PIB 12 Aug 2021 -- India's Cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage has exceeded 52.89 crore (52,89,27,844), as per the 7 pm provisional report today
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update India PIB 12 Aug 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 12 Aug 2021
- COVID-19 kills 568 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 12 Aug 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 96,215 with 568 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry said on Thursday.
- Iran to import 40m covid vaccine doses until autumn IRNA 12 Aug 2021 -- Spokesman for Iran's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Iran has secured importing 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine until early fall.
- Iran's Red Crescent imports 1.1m more doses of COVID-19 vaccine IRNA 12 Aug 2021 -- Head of Iran's Red Crescent Society Karim Hemmati said that the society has received the 13th patch of imported COVID-19 vaccine, containing over one million doses.
- Iran's COVID vaccine imports to top 61 mln doses in late September Press TV 12 Aug 2021 -- Iran's Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) says the country's imports of coronavirus vaccines would expand to reach a target over 61 million doses before the end of next month.
- Iran to import 40mn doses of COVID-19 vaccine by summer's end, no ban on Pfizer, Moderna vaccines Press TV 12 Aug 2021 -- The spokesman of Iran's Food and Drug Administration says the country will import 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by the end of summer, emphasizing that the country considers no ban on importing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines made in countries other than the US and the UK.
- Six new COVID-19 cases reported; Yonghe testing site extends service CNA 12 Aug 2021 -- Taiwan on Thursday reported six new cases of COVID-19 -- four transmitted domestically and two contracted overseas -- and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan receives another 524,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine CNA 12 Aug 2021 -- Taiwan on Thursday received another shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine it purchased last year, raising the number of vaccine doses it has taken delivery of from overseas to 10 million.
- College Graduates in Laos Face Bleak Job Prospects Amid Pandemic Shutdowns Radio Free Asia 12 Aug 2021 -- Recent college graduates in Laos are having trouble finding work, as businesses continue to shut down in the face of economic difficulties tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, sources in the country say.
- Uzbekistan To Allow Friday Prayers At Mosques Despite Coronavirus Spread RFE/RL 12 Aug 2021 -- Uzbek authorities say Muslims in Central Asia's most populous country will be able to gather at mosques for Friday Prayers on August 13 if they have been fully vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19.
- Australian Capital in Lockdown after First New COVID-19 Infection Since 2020 VOA 12 Aug 2021 -- The Australian capital of Canberra entered an immediate seven-day lockdown Thursday after posting its first confirmed COVID-19 infection in more than a year.
- New Zealand to Leave Borders Closed Until 2022 VOA 12 Aug 2021 -- New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday the nation will not open its borders to non-residents until next year to preserve the success they have had against the coronavirus pandemic.
- Bangladesh approves purchase of a batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China People's Daily 12 Aug 2021 -- The Bangladeshi government has approved the purchase of a batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China.
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