24 February 2022 Security News
Other Security News
COVID-19 Pandemic News
Other Security News
- DHS Designated as the Lead Federal Agency to Respond to Russia-Related Impacts to the United States DHS 24 Feb 2022 -- The President has designated the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the lead Federal agency to coordinate domestic preparedness and response efforts related to the current Russia-Ukraine crisis. While there are no specific threats to the homeland at this time, DHS is taking appropriate steps to ensure Federal efforts are coordinated should the need arise.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- US Shifting Global Pandemic Strategy as Vaccine Supply Outstrips Demand VOA 24 Feb 2022 -- With the global vaccine supply exceeding distribution capacity, the Biden administration is acknowledging a need to adjust its pandemic response strategy to address hurdles faced by lower-income countries to vaccinate their citizens.
- Over 3.1 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland People's Daily 24 Feb 2022 -- Over 3.1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Wednesday, data from the National Health Commission showed Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports 85 new local COVID-19 cases Wednesday People's Daily 24 Feb 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 85 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.
- Hong Kong Invokes Emergency Powers Amid Unprecedented COVID-19 Case Numbers VOA 24 Feb 2022 -- The Hong Kong government has invoked emergency powers to fight unprecedented COVID-19 caseloads as other parts of the world see declines in transmission. Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced mandatory citywide testing will begin in March, as Hong Kong tries to achieve a "dynamic zero-COVID" policy in line with mainland China's approach.
- HK's budget bolsters efforts to control virus People's Daily 24 Feb 2022 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region unveiled on Wednesday its HK$170 billion ($21.8 billion) budget, with a large chunk allocated to combating the COVID-19 outbreak, and funding for long-term initiatives to boost the city's economy and shore up its strengths in line with the nation's development.
- Beijing reports 8 new local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 24 Feb 2022 -- Beijing reported eight locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases from 11 a.m. Tuesday to 11 a.m. Wednesday, local authorities said Wednesday.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 176.52 Cr India PIB 24 Feb 2022 -- With the administration of more than 30
- COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 405 India PIB 24 Feb 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 176
- Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 24 Feb 2022 -- 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 24 Feb 2022
- COVID-19 kills 226 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 24 Feb 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 135,952 with 226 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Thursday.
- Saudi Arabia Registers 677 New COVID-19 Cases, 1,585 Recoveries, One Death SPA 24 Feb 2022 -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today the registration of 677 new COVID-19 cases and 1,585 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
- Taiwan reports 80 new COVID-19 cases, including 7 domestic CNA 24 Feb 2022 -- Taiwan on Thursday reported 80 new COVID-19 cases -- seven domestically transmitted infections and 73 that originated abroad -- and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan to shorten quarantine, grant entry to business travelers from March 7 (update) CNA 24 Feb 2022 -- Beginning March 7, Taiwan will shorten the quarantine period for all arrivals in the country and those who come into contact with anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, from 14 to 10 days, as well as grant entry to business travelers, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday.
- Morocco Records 362 New Cases of COVID-19 SPA 24 Feb 2022 -- Morocco recorded, in the past 24 hours, 362 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections to 1,160,303.
- Jordan Records 7,415 New Infections with COVID-19 SPA 24 Feb 2022 -- Jordan recorded 7,415 new infections with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 1,606,837.
- Mexico reports 449 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing toll to 316,941 SPA 24 Feb 2022 -- Mexico on Wednesday reported 449 new confirmed deaths from COVID-19, bringing the official death toll since the coronavirus pandemic began to 316,941, according to health ministry data, Reuters reported.
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