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13 April 2022 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

  • Global COVID-19 cases surpass 500 mln, with 6.18 mln deaths People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- Global COVID-19 cases topped 500 million on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
  • United States

  • US Covid-19 emergency declaration extended for another 90 days Press TV 13 Apr 2022 -- The United States on Wednesday renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency, days ahead of its April 16 expiry date, allowing free tests, vaccines, and treatments to continue for three more months.
  • Experts warn lack of testing likely "masks" COVID-19 rise in U.S. People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- Despite the recent plateau of COVID-19 infections in the United States, experts warned that daily COVID-19 cases are dramatically undercounted due to the lack of testing.
  • 21 U.S. states sue to stop COVID-19 face mask mandates on public transit: Forbes People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- Florida is leading 20 other U.S. states in a multistate lawsuit against face mask mandates on public transit and in transportation hubs, said a report of the U.S. business magazine Forbes.
  • U.S. missing data amid possible new wave of COVID-19: Bloomberg People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- The rise of COVID-19 cases in some regions of the United States, just as testing efforts wane, has raised the specter that the next major wave of the virus may be difficult to detect, reported Bloomberg on Sunday.
  • Nearly 12.9 mln children in U.S. infected with COVID-19 People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- Nearly 12.9 million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.
  • China

  • The Growing Human Toll of Shanghai's COVID Lockdown VOA 13 Apr 2022 -- Mass testing. Snap lockdowns. Extensive quarantines. That's life for residents of Shanghai, and there's no end in sight.
  • COVID Lockdowns in China Hit Its Trade Partners VOA 13 Apr 2022 -- Lockdowns of Chinese cities to contain the spread of COVID-19 are snarling imports and exports, according to economists. They say those hitches are slowly raising prices abroad while lowering demand in the world's largest market for inbound merchandise.
  • China smooths logistics amid COVID-19 control to meet daily, industrial needs People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- China has taken steps to facilitate logistics to ensure the supply of necessities for households and industries amid COVID-19 flare-ups in certain parts of the country, which it is tackling with rigorous measures.
  • HKSAR LegCo passes funding application to assist industries affected by COVID-19 pandemic People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Tuesday welcomed the passage of the government's funding application by the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council (LegCo) for an injection of 43 billion Hong Kong dollars (5.49 billion U.S. dollars) into the anti-epidemic fund to implement the 2022 Employment Support Scheme (ESS).
  • Chinese mainland reports 1,500 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 1,500 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission's Wednesday report showed.
  • 1,678 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- A total of 1,678 COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovery from hospitals on the Chinese mainland on Tuesday, the National Health Commission said in its Wednesday report.
  • Dynamic zero-COVID approach best choice for China: health expert People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- The dynamic zero-COVID approach is the best choice for China to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the country's epidemic control experience, said a renowned health expert Tuesday.
  • China steps up COVID-19 response in schools People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- Chinese health and education departments have upgraded COVID-19 prevention and control measures in schools to cope with the latest outbreak.
  • China at critical point in fight against COVID-19: health spokesperson People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- China will maintain its dynamic zero-COVID approach as the country is at a critical moment in the fight against COVID-19, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission (NHC) said Tuesday.
  • China boosts COVID-19 vaccination among the aged People's Daily 13 Apr 2022 -- Facing the rampant spread of the Omicron variant and its threats to the health of the elderly, governments at all levels in China are adopting multi-faceted measures to accelerate vaccination among this vulnerable group.
  • India

  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 186.07 Cr India PIB 13 Apr 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 186.07 Cr (1,86,07,06,499) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,25,81,738 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 453 India PIB 13 Apr 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 186.21 Crore (1,86,21,10,927) today. More than 12 lakh (12,84,749) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. More than 2.36 Crore (2,36,40,346) vaccine doses have been administered to 12-14 years age group so far. More than 2.49 Crore (2,49,34,498) 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 13 Apr 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 13 Apr 2022
  • Iran

  • COVID-19 kills 33 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 13 Apr 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 140,711 with 33 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.
  • Taiwan

  • Taiwan reports record single-day high of 744 domestic COVID-19 cases CNA 13 Apr 2022 -- Taiwan on Wednesday reported 744 new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day figure recorded since the pandemic began in early 2020, according to data from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • Taiwan reports 933 new COVID-19 cases, including record 744 domestic CNA 13 Apr 2022 -- Taiwan's Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Wednesday the country is still at the start of the current wave of COVID-19 infections, after a record single-day high of 744 new domestically transmitted cases was reported that day.
  • Final shipment of COVID-19 drug molnupiravir arrives CNA 13 Apr 2022 -- Taiwan has taken delivery of the remaining courses of the COVID-19 antiviral drug molnupiravir it has ordered, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday.

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