08 September 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- Paris Begins Trial of 2015 Terror Attackers VOA 08 Sep 2021 -- Twenty people linked to the November 2015 terrorist attacks in France went on trial in Paris Wednesday in proceedings expected to last nine months.
- France begins biggest trial over 2015 terror attacks in Paris Press TV 08 Sep 2021 -- The biggest trial in France for those allegedly involved in the 2015 terror attacks in Paris is set to begin amid heightened security.
- International Money Launderer Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Prison for Laundering Millions of Dollars in Cyber Crime Schemes US Dept. of Justice 08 Sep 2021 -- Defendant Ordered to Pay Victims in U.S. and Elsewhere More Than $30 Million in Restitution
- New Zealand to Overhaul Terror Laws After Auckland Supermarket Stabbings VOA 08 Sep 2021 -- New Zealand is reviewing its terror laws after a knife-wielding Sri Lankan man attacked shoppers at an Auckland supermarket before being shot dead by the police. Authorities said he was inspired by the Islamic State group.
- DOD Extends 'Firefly,' Related 'FireGuard' Support to Extinguish Wildfires DoD News 08 Sep 2021 -- Since the launch of a 2019 pilot program, the National Guard's "FireGuard" program, in conjunction with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's "Firefly" capability, has provided actionable information to help fight wildfires on the United States west coast.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- WHO Urges Wealthy Countries to Hold Off on Boosters Until 2022 VOA 08 Sep 2021 -- The leader of the World Health Organization implored wealthy countries Wednesday to forgo COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for the rest of the year to ensure that poorer countries have more access to the vaccine.
- COVID-19: 'Unacceptable' deals and delays, hampering lifesaving COVAX deliveries UN News 08 Sep 2021 -- While 80 per cent of citizens in high and upper-middle income nations have had a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, that figure stands at just 20 per cent for those living below the top tiers, according to a joint statement issued by UN and partner agencies, responsible for the multilateral COVAX initiative to provide equal access for all.
- Report: COVID-19 Pandemic Had 'Devastating' Impact in Treatment, Prevention of HIV, Tuberculosis VOA 08 Sep 2021 -- A new report released Wednesday says the COVID-19 pandemic had a "devastating" impact in the fight against HIV and tuberculosis last year.
- Nearly 2.12 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 08 Sep 2021 -- Nearly 2.12 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Tuesday, data from the National Health Commission showed Wednesday.
- Chinese mainland reports 19 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 08 Sep 2021 -- Tuesday saw 19 imported COVID-19 cases newly reported on the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.
- Clinical trials underway on all China-developed COVID-19 vaccines People's Daily 08 Sep 2021 -- All of the COVID-19 vaccines developed by China, including both those currently in use and those pending approval, have now embarked on clinical trials, a Chinese health official said at a press conference Tuesday.
- China reduces COVID-19 medium-risk areas to three People's Daily 08 Sep 2021 -- China had reduced the number of COVID-19 medium-risk areas to three as of Monday, since it cleared all high-risk areas in late August, a health official said Tuesday.
- Chinese official calls for confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, faster vaccination People's Daily 08 Sep 2021 -- Research data and facts on the ground indicated that domestic and overseas uses of vaccines were effective in COVID-19 control and prevention, a Chinese official said Tuesday, calling on people to maintain confidence in vaccines and get vaccinated as soon as possible.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 70.75 Cr India PIB 08 Sep 2021 -- With the administration of 78,47,625vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, country's COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 70.75 Cr (70,75,43,018) as per provisional reports till 7 am today
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update - Day 236 India PIB 08 Sep 2021 -- In a landmark achievement, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 71 Crore landmark milestone (71,52,54,153) today
- Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 08 Sep 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 06 Sep 2021
- Iran to import 18m doses of corona vaccines soon: Health Minister IRNA 08 Sep 2021 -- Iran's Health Minister Bahram Einollahi said on Wednesday that Iran will import about 8 million doses of corona vaccines tomorrow and another 10 million doses next Sunday.
- COVID-19 kills 538 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 08 Sep 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 112,430 with 538 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.
- Iran-Cuba COVID-19 vaccine proven suitable for children IRNA 08 Sep 2021 -- Director of Iran Pasteur Institute said in the wake of reopening of schools that Iran-Cuba joint COVID-19 vaccine has successfully passed clinical test on children in Cuba and could be administered to children in Iran, too.
- CORONAVIRUS/Preschool cluster grows to 23 cases, 10 confirmed with Delta variant CNA 08 Sep 2021 -- Seven new COVID-19 cases related to a preschool in New Taipei were reported Wednesday, bringing the number of cases in the cluster to 23, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said, adding that 10 of these cases have been confirmed with the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
- Taiwan has no immediate plans to raise COVID-19 alert: health minister CNA 08 Sep 2021 -- The Taiwan government does not plan to elevate the nationwide Level 2 COVID-19 alert at this time, despite a growing cluster of domestic infections in New Taipei, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (é™³æ™‚ä¸) said Wednesday.
- Turkmen Foreign Minister Reportedly Being Treated For COVID In Hospital RFE/RL 08 Sep 2021 -- Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov has been reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19 even as authorities continue to deny the presence of the coronavirus within the country's borders.
- Malawi Fears Its COVID Vaccines Will Expire Due to Hesitancy VOA 08 Sep 2021 -- Malawi health authorities fear vaccine hesitancy could lead to tens of thousands of COVID-19 jabs expiring early next month. With just 2% of Malawi's population vaccinated, authorities hope to increase uptake by deploying mobile vaccination clinics to bring the vaccine closer to people.
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