30 August 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- National Guard Deployed to Areas Ravaged by Hurricane Ida DoD News 30 Aug 2021 -- As of this morning, the National Guard has activated more than 5,200 personnel in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama in response to Hurricane Ida, the Joint Staff deputy director for regional operations said.
- Biden declares major disaster in Louisiana as hurricane leaves over 1 million homes with no power Press TV 30 Aug 2021 -- US President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster in the state of Louisiana as powerful Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday afternoon.
- More than 5,000 Guard members supporting hurricane relief Army News 30 Aug 2021 -- More than 5,600 National Guard members from five states are activated to assist with rescue and relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida's destructive path through Louisiana and Mississippi.
- Readout of President Biden's Briefing with Gulf Coast Elected Officials on Hurricane Ida The White House 30 Aug 2021
- Department of State Offers Reward for Information to Bring Chinese Fentanyl Trafficker to Justice US Dept. of State 30 Aug 2021 -- The U.S. Department of State is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of People's Republic of China (PRC) national Zhang Jian, a key leader of the transnational criminal Zhang Drug Trafficking Organization. This reward is also offered for information leading to his location.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Weekly operational update on COVID-19 - 30 August 2021
- COVID jabs needed for educators and kids to keep schools open: WHO, UNICEF UN News 30 Aug 2021 -- As the school year begins for millions of children in Europe and Central Asia, UN health and child experts on Monday issued a series of COVID-19 risk reduction measures to ensure that in-person lessons can go ahead, despite rising infection rates.
- US to Probe State Bans on School Face-Masking Mandates VOA 30 Aug 2021 -- The U.S. Education Department on Monday opened a civil rights investigation into five U.S. states that have banned school districts from requiring face masks to combat the spread of the coronavirus, suggesting that the bans discriminated against students with disabilities.
- U.S. hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 surge, more vaccinations needed People's Daily 30 Aug 2021 -- The number of COVID-19 pandemic related hospitalizations in the United States reached above 100,000 last week for the second time, overwhelming caregivers capacity in several states and spawning an urgency to vaccinate more of the eligible.
- Fauci: 'Just Get Vaccinated' VOA 30 Aug 2021 -- The top U.S. infectious disease expert told CNN Sunday there could be up to 100,000 new COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. by the end of the year, but the situation while "entirely predictable" is also "entirely preventable."
- Fauci promotes booster shots, claiming deaths 'preventable' Press TV 30 Aug 2021 -- The US leading infectious diseases expert says the deaths of some 100,000 people by December is "predictable but preventable," further promoting a booster shot for Americans' vaccinated eight months ago.
- Pushing forward lab probe on COVID-19 origins tracing contradicts US problematic records: FM Global Times 30 Aug 2021 -- The US has been advocating the investigation of Chinese labs on the COVID-19 origins tracing, which contradicts its stance on the matter of probing its biolabs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday, noting that the US has the world's most biological weapon activities with the least transparency.
- Chinese COVID-19 vaccine V-01 enters phase-III trials in Philippines People's Daily 30 Aug 2021 -- A recombinant COVID-19 fusion protein vaccine (V-01) developed and manufactured in China has been approved for phase-III clinical trials in the Philippines.
- Half of eligible population fully vaccinated in Hong Kong People's Daily 30 Aug 2021 -- Half of Hong Kong's eligible population have taken both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine as the Chinese financial hub is racing to build sufficient herd immunity amid the raging pandemic around the globe.
- Over 2.04 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 30 Aug 2021 -- More than 2.04 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Sunday, data from the National Health Commission showed Monday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 30 Aug 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Monday.
- China clears all COVID-19 high-risk areas People's Daily 30 Aug 2021 -- China cleared all of its high-risk areas for COVID-19 on Sunday.
- EU Recommends Return of COVID Travel Restrictions on US Tourists VOA 30 Aug 2021 -- The European Union removed the United States from a safe travel list Monday and recommended the reinstatement of COVID-19 restrictions on visitors from the U.S., where new cases and hospitalizations have risen sharply in recent weeks.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 63.43 Cr India PIB 30 Aug 2021 -- With the administration of 31,14,696 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the cumulative figure of 63.43 Cr (63,43,81,358) as per provisional reports till 7 am today
- Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 30 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 30 Aug 2021
- INS AIRAVAT ARRIVES AT HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM WITH COVID RELIEF SUPPLIES India PIB 30 Aug 2021 -- As part of the ongoing Mission SAGAR, INS Airavat arrived at Ho Chi Minh City Port in Vietnam with COVID Relief Material on 30 August 2021. The ship is carrying 100 Metric Tons of Liquid Medical Oxygen in 05 ISO Containers and 300 Oxygen Concentrators of 10 LPM capacity each based on the requirement projected by the Government of Vietnam in its fight against the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.
- COVID-19 kills 669 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 30 Aug 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 107,151 with 669 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Monday.
- Japan suspends 1mn more Moderna vaccine doses over deadly contamination Press TV 30 Aug 2021 -- Japan has temporarily suspended the use of an additional one million doses of American Moderna coronavirus vaccine, after foreign substances were spotted in some of the batches.
- Taiwan reports eight new COVID-19 cases, mulls easing restrictions CNA 30 Aug 2021 -- The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday that Taiwan recorded eight new COVID-19 cases, and that it plans to ease certain restrictions after the current Level 2 COVID-19 alert expires on Sept. 6.
- China provides COVID-19 vaccines assistance to Bangladeshi military PLA Daily 30 Aug 2021 -- To implement Chinese President Xi Jinping's important declaration on making China's COVID-19 vaccine a global public good, at the request of the Bangladeshi military and approved by China's Central Military Commission (CMC), a batch of COVID-19 vaccines provided by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was delivered to the Bangladeshi side on August 29, 2021.
- Kenya Sets Up COVID-19 Vaccination Centers VOA 30 Aug 2021 -- Kenya is stepping up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign by setting up inoculation centers in public spaces like malls, markets, and bus stops. Authorities hope the extra convenience will lift a vaccination rate that stands at just 2%.
- Israel Offers COVID Booster Shots to Everyone Over 12 VOA 30 Aug 2021 -- Israel has expanded its COVID booster vaccination campaign to all Israelis over age 12, becoming the first country in the world to offer the third shot widely. Israeli officials said vaccine efficacy wanes sharply after six months and the booster shot is proven to be effective.
- Myanmar Factory Workers Forced to Choose Between Chinese Vaccines And Pink Slips Radio Free Asia 30 Aug 2021 -- Factory workers in Myanmar's largest city Yangon are being forced to decide between receiving bonuses for getting Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines or pink slips, despite concerns they have about potential side effects from the drug, labor activists said Monday.
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