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28 April 2022 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

    United States

  • More than half of Americans have been infected with COVID-19: CDC People's Daily 28 Apr 2022 -- More than half of Americans show signs of a previous COVID-19 infection, including three in four children, a new report released on Tuesday showed.
  • China

  • Infection numbers continue to decline in past 10 days; over 550,000 cases found in China in a month: NHC Global Times 28 Apr 2022 -- The number of local confirmed cases and silent carriers in China has been declining with fluctuations in the past 10 days, with multiple areas eliminating the spread of the virus at the community level and resuming normal work and life. Over 550,000 COVID-19 infections were reported nationwide since April, the Chinese National Health Commission (NHC) said on Thursday at a press conference.
  • Guangzhou launches mass nucleic acid testing in three districts after four infections discovered Global Times 28 Apr 2022 -- Guangzhou in South China's Guangdong Province launched mass nucleic acid testing in three districts on Thursday after discovering three confirmed cases and a silent virus carrier at the Baiyun International Airport on the same day.
  • Shanghai accelerates vaccination rate for seniors to prevent deaths; positive cases drop for six consecutive days Global Times 28 Apr 2022 -- Shanghai, a megacity with a population of over 25 million residents, has recorded a drop in the number of new COVID-19 positive cases for six consecutive days after being under "static management" for one month, but it has seen a surge in severe cases and deaths, with experts agreeing that it should be a top priority to raise the vaccination rate for seniors to prevent further deaths.
  • Beijing records 50 COVID-19 cases on Wed in screening, adds two more control zones Global Times 28 Apr 2022 -- The COVID-19 prevention and control authorities of Chaoyang district, Beijing, announced on Thursday that since the establishment of temporary control zones in some areas of Panjiayuan, Jinsong and Shuangjing on Monday, two large-scale nucleic acid testing campaigns were carried out in the areas on Monday and Wednesday and two temporary control zones were added to the list.
  • Over 3.6 mln elderly in Shanghai fully vaccinated against COVID-19 People's Daily 28 Apr 2022 -- More than 3.6 million people, which account for 62 percent of those aged 60 and above in Shanghai, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of noon Thursday, according to local authorities.
  • Beijing adds three more high-risk areas for COVID-19 People's Daily 28 Apr 2022 -- Three communities in Beijing were Wednesday classified as high-risk areas for COVID-19, and five others as medium-risk areas, as more locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported.
  • 2,724 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 28 Apr 2022 -- A total of 2,724 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
  • Shanghai new COVID-19 cases: 1,292 confirmed, 9,330 asymptomatic People's Daily 28 Apr 2022 -- China's Shanghai reported 1,292 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 9,330 local asymptomatic carriers on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday.
  • Chinese mainland reports 1,494 new local COVID-19 cases, 1,292 in Shanghai People's Daily 28 Apr 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 1,494 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 1,292 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Thursday.
  • Europe

  • EU, US adjust COVID response, refusing to say 'pandemic is over' Global Times 28 Apr 2022 -- As the EU and the US are moving ahead with their adjusted responses to COVID-19 despite avoiding saying that "the pandemic is over" after warnings from the World Health Organization (WHO), countries, including China, must be prepared for increased risks of the virus spreading and mutating rapidly, as Western countries plan to scale down their anti-epidemic efforts and relax travel restrictions, Chinese experts warned on Thursday.
  • India

  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 188.40 Cr India PIB 28 Apr 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 188.40 Cr (1,88,40,75,453) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,31,86,439 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 468 India PIB 28 Apr 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 188.62 Crore (1,88,62,67,266) today. More than 20 lakh (20,40,131) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. 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 28 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 28 Apr 2022
  • Iran

  • Iran registers 17 new COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours IRNA 28 Apr 2022 -- Iran's Ministry of Health on Thursday put the daily coronavirus deaths at 17 which take the country's total fatalities from the respiratory disease to 141,058 since the pandemic began.
  • Taiwan

  • Taiwan reports 11,517 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths CNA 28 Apr 2022 -- Taiwan on Thursday reported 11,517 new COVID-19 cases as well as two deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • Taiwan inks new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deal, approves use for children CNA 28 Apr 2022 -- Taiwan has signed a deal to purchase about 4 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the vaccine for children aged 5-11, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Thursday.
  • Mainland to continue supporting cross-Strait exchanges despite COVID-19 People's Daily 28 Apr 2022 -- A spokesperson on Wednesday said the Chinese mainland will continue to support cross-Strait exchanges despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Other Countries

  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surging in Africa Due to COVID-19 Disruptions VOA 28 Apr 2022 -- The World Health Organization warns that vaccine-preventable diseases are spreading across the African continent because routine immunizations against killer diseases have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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