17 September 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- Wary Officials Brace for US Capitol Rally VOA 17 Sep 2021 -- Law enforcement officials in Washington are on high alert ahead of Saturday's planned rally at the U.S. Capitol, the site of a deadly insurrection earlier this year.
- Milley Assured Pelosi That US Military, Not Trump, Controlled the Nukes, Vice Chairman Says Sputnik 17 Sep 2021 -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley assured US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in January that outgoing President Donald Trump could not launch a nuclear attack on China as the chiefs retained full control of US strategic weapons, Milley's deputy, Vice Chairman Gen. John Hyten said on Friday.
- Treasury Sanctions International Financial Networks Supporting Terrorism US Treasury 17 Sep 2021 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating members of a network of Lebanon- and Kuwait-based financial conduits that fund Hizballah.
- The United States Imposes Sanctions on International Networks Supporting Terrorism US Dept. of State 17 Sep 2021 -- The United States has designated Lebanon- and Kuwait-based members of a financial network that funds Hizballah, as well as members of an international network of financial facilitators and front companies that operate in support of Hizballah and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).
- On the Death of ISIS-GS leader Adnan Abu Walid Al-Sahrawi US Dept. of State 17 Sep 2021 -- The United States welcomes the announcement from our partner and ally France that its troops killed Adnan Abu Walid Al-Sahrawi. We commend France's continued commitment to countering terrorism and protecting civilians in West Africa in coordination with our African partners.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- COVID-19 Underfunding for Refugees Prolongs, Worsens Pandemic VOA 17 Sep 2021 -- The U.N. refugee agency warns of dire global consequences if millions of refugees and other forcibly displaced people fail to receive the support needed to protect them from COVID-19 and prevent the virus from spreading in host communities.
- Refugees face dire consequences from COVID-19 underfunding, UNHCR warns UN News 17 Sep 2021 -- Underfunding has left a "yawning gap" in the UN Refugee Agency's ability to protect forcibly displaced people worldwide from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNHCR said on Friday.
- COVID-19 not slowing climate change, world off track to meet Paris targets: UN report People's Daily 17 Sep 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic did not slow the relentless advance of climate change, and as the planet is committed to dangerous future global warming, the world is still significantly off-schedule to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations (UN) said in a report released on Thursday.
- DOD Awards $647 Million in Contracts for Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test Kits DoD 17 Sep 2021 -- This week, the Department of Defense (DOD), in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded four contracts totaling $647 million to purchase over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits.
- Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials The White House 17 Sep 2021
- Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on COVID-19 Summit The White House 17 Sep 2021
- FDA Panel Rejects Proposal for Widespread COVID Booster Shots VOA 17 Sep 2021 -- A U.S. government advisory panel rejected a plan for the widespread use of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, dealing a setback to the Biden administration, which had championed the extra shots for nearly all Americans.
- U.S. pushes for wider vaccination as COVID-19 likely to be deadliest pandemic killer in U.S. history People's Daily 17 Sep 2021 -- The U.S. federal government is seeking to achieve broader vaccination against COVID-19, targeting corporates, official departments and global meetings, as the pandemic keeps claiming more and more American lives and will likely become the biggest pandemic killer in the country's history.
- Fujian COVID-19 epidemic still in province, not big impact on holiday travels Global Times 17 Sep 2021 -- Although the latest COVID-19 epidemic flare-up in East China's Fujian Province was judged by experts to still be in its "rising phase," no cross-province transmission has been identified during the first week of the outbreak, with the rapid and decisive response by local authorities credited with keeping the virus contained.
- Over 2.16 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 17 Sep 2021 -- More than 2.16 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Thursday, data from the National Health Commission showed Friday.
- Chinese mainland reports 62 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 17 Sep 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 62 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, with 61 in Fujian and one in Yunnan, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday.
- 95 mln Chinese aged 12-17 receive COVID-19 vaccine jabs People's Daily 17 Sep 2021 -- More than 95 million Chinese aged between 12 and 17 had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday, China's National Health Commission (NHC) said Thursday.
- 57 child patients of COVID-19 given special care in east China's Putian People's Daily 17 Sep 2021 -- A total of 57 children aged 12 or below have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Putian City, east China's Fujian Province, accounting for more than 40 percent of the city's total number of confirmed cases.
- China encourages spot checks of COVID-19 testing among students, teachers People's Daily 17 Sep 2021 -- Border areas and other regions with frequent movement of inbound personnel are encouraged to take regular or aperiodic nucleic acid testing for teachers and students on a pro-rata basis, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).
- China curtails public transport in Fujian's COVID-19 risk areas People's Daily 17 Sep 2021 -- China will curtail public transport service in COVID-19 risk areas in east China's Fujian Province, the Ministry of Transport said Thursday.
- China's Chongqing to vaccinate foreign minors against COVID-19 People's Daily 17 Sep 2021 -- Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality will administer COVID-19 vaccines to foreigners aged 12 to 17 from Saturday on a voluntary basis, according to the Chongqing Foreign Affairs Office.
- China suspends group travel to provinces with high, medium COVID-19 risk areas People's Daily 17 Sep 2021 -- Travel agencies and online tourism companies in China have been asked to immediately suspend trans-provincial group tours, air ticket and hotel reservation services once there are high- and medium COVID-19 risk areas in the provinces, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT).
- France Suspends 3,000 Unvaccinated Health Care Workers VOA 17 Sep 2021 -- France has suspended 3,000 health care workers who were not inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine by a government-mandated Sept. 15 deadline.
- Society Cannot Be 'Held Hostage' by Unvaccinated, Finnish Health Boss Claims Sputnik 17 Sep 2021 -- Finland plans to lift all its restrictions when the vaccination rate reaches 80 percent. To convince the holdouts, numbering hundreds of thousands, to take the shot, COVID passports to be requested in all public places are being pondered.
- Russia Launching Trials of Simultaneous Vaccination Against Flu, COVID-19 Sputnik 17 Sep 2021 -- Russia is launching pre-clinical trials of simultaneous administration of vaccines against flu and the coronavirus, based on study results, a decision on further steps will be made, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Friday.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 77.24Cr India PIB 17 Sep 2021 -- With the administration of 63,97,972 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, country's COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 77.24Cr(77,24,25,744) as per provisional reports till 7 am today
- Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 17 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 17 Sep 2021
- Iran's COVID-19 death toll drops to 364 IRNA 17 Sep 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 116,436 with 364 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Friday.
- Taiwan reports two new domestic COVID-19 cases, both in Taipei CNA 17 Sep 2021 -- The two new domestic COVID-19 cases reported on Friday were in Taipei but their sources of infection have not yet been identified, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Coronavirus Response: NATO and Hungary donate ventilators to the Republic of Moldova NATO 17 Sep 2021 -- The Republic of Moldova has received twenty ventilators from NATO's Pandemic Response Stockpile to help the country respond to coronavirus infections. NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre and Hungary coordinated the donation in response to a request by Moldova for COVID-19 assistance.
- Vietnam's President to Visit Cuba for COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance Radio Free Asia 17 Sep 2021 -- Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, whose country is in the throes of its worst coronavirus outbreak, will travel to Cuba this weekend to enlist the Caribbean fellow communist country's help in fighting against the pandemic, Hanoi's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
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