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24 March 2022 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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  • Department of the Army announces updated COVID-19 vaccination statistics US Army 24 Mar 2022 -- The U.S. Army announced updated COVID-19 vaccination rates and exemption requests as of Mar. 24, 2022.
  • US Census Study Reveals COVID-19 Pandemic Impact VOA 24 Mar 2022 -- A study released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests COVID-19 played a role in lowering the population in more than 73% of U.S. counties last year.
  • China

  • Shanghai registers highest daily tally of asymptomatic cases in Chinese mainland Global Times 24 Mar 2022 -- Shanghai reported 979 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest daily number in the Chinese mainland. With the gradual adoption of an updated COVID-19 playbook and targeted nucleic acid testing scheme, the city is rushing to get ahead of the virus, through screening, testing and quarantining silent carriers.
  • Carrie Lam: HK will not 'lie flat' against COVID-19 People's Daily 24 Mar 2022 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Wednesday that Hong Kong's goal in its battle against the pandemic is to protect the lives of residents — a priority in line with that of the nation.
  • Chinese mainland reports 2,010 new local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 24 Mar 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 2,010 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, down from 2,591 on Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
  • HKSAR gov't urges higher vaccination of students as schools to reopen after Easter People's Daily 24 Mar 2022 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government is urging cooperation on promoting vaccination among students as schools with a high inoculation rate are expected to reopen after the Easter holidays, Chief Executive of the HKSAR Carrie Lam said on Wednesday.
  • India

  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 182.23 Cr India PIB 24 Mar 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 182.23 Cr (1,82,23,30,356) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,15,72,370 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 433 India PIB 24 Mar 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 182.51 Crore (1,82,51,99,641) today. More than 26 lakh (26,50,337) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. More than 88 lakh (88,13,578) vaccine doses have been administered to 12-14 years age group so far. More than 2.22 Crore (2,22,56,496) Precaution Doses for the identified categories of beneficiaries (HCWs, FLWs and Over 60 years) for COVID vaccination have been administered so far. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 24 Mar 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 24 Mar 2022
  • Iran

  • COVID-19 kills 63 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 24 Mar 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 139,865 with 63 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Thursday.
  • Taiwan

  • Taiwan reports record 124 imported COVID-19 cases in one day CNA 24 Mar 2022 -- Taiwan on Thursday reported 124 new COVID-19 infections that originated overseas -- its highest number of imported cases ever in a single day -- and 15 domestic cases, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • CECC looking into new COVID-19 cluster at Kaohsiung plant CNA 24 Mar 2022 -- Taiwan reported 15 domestic COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 13 of which were from a new cluster at a chemical plant in Kaohsiung, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.
  • Taiwan to receive 2 million Novavax vaccine doses from COVAX CNA 24 Mar 2022 -- Taiwan's Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Thursday that Taiwan has ordered around 2 million doses of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine through the global vaccine sharing initiative COVAX.

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