16 May 2022 Security News
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COVID-19 Pandemic News
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- DHS CWMD Securing the Cities Convenes a First-of-Kind Meeting for Senior State and Local Leaders DHS 16 May 2022 -- Last month, the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) hosted a first-of-its-kind meeting of senior state and local officials to share best practices for protecting their citizens from radiological and nuclear (R/N) threats.
- Cyber-attacks: Council extends sanctions regime until 18 May 2025 Council of Europe 16 May 2022 -- The Council today decided to prolong the framework for restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the EU and its member states for a further three years, until 18 May 2025.
- Wisconsin Guard, civilian partners practice crisis response Army News 16 May 2022 -- Airmen and Soldiers of the Wisconsin Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package practiced crisis response procedures with civilian and military partners May 14.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Chinese mainland reports 140 new local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 16 May 2022 -- The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 140 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 69 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Monday.
- China's Xi Bets It All on Zero-COVID Policy VOA 16 May 2022 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is staking his political future on the success of an unusually strict zero-COVID policy, experts say, as he comes up for an unprecedented third-term reappointment this year to the Communist Party's top job.
- Shanghai to ease lockdown if cases keep falling, but mass health checks to remain Radio Free Asia 16 May 2022 -- Authorities in Shanghai on Monday announced the easing over the next six weeks of a grueling lockdown that has seen the city's 26 million residents mostly confined to their homes, with many deprived of urgent medical care or essential supplies.
- Shanghai details plan of resuming normalcy in June Global Times 16 May 2022 -- Having been dragged into a COVID-19 lockdown for more than six weeks, Shanghai on Monday finally saw a glimmer of hope as the municipal government started to resume commercial operations and production and also set a goal to resume normal life in June. What it is like in Shanghai as the city cautiously takes the first step toward returning to normalcy?
- China should invest more resources on COVID-19 prevention to avoid treatment pressure: health chief Global Times 16 May 2022 -- China's health chief pledged to invest more effort and resources on COVID-19 prevention measures such as nucleic acid testing and quarantine to avoid the huge pressure of treatment, especially for vulnerable groups.
- Shanghai restarts businesses and services in phases with multiple districts rolling out resumption plans Global Times 16 May 2022 -- As Shanghai is scheduled to restart businesses and services in phases from Monday, manufacturing companies, postal and currier services, wholesale markets, and even tourist attraction sites are gradually resuming operation in some districts that have rolled out resumption plans.
- Shanghai vice mayor says city will resume normal life in June; daily new cases drop under 1,000 for first time Global Times 16 May 2022 -- Vice mayor of Shanghai announced on Monday that no new COVID-19 cases were detected outside quarantined areas for two consecutive days, while the number of daily new positive cases has dropped to less than 1,000 for the first time since the beginning of the Omicron outbreak.
- Shanghai cuts off community transmission of COVID in 15 districts People's Daily 16 May 2022 -- China's Shanghai has cut off the community transmission of COVID-19 in 15 out of its 16 districts, according to a press conference on epidemic prevention and control held Monday.
- 627 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 16 May 2022 -- A total of 627 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Sunday, the National Health Commission said in its Monday report.
- Shanghai reports 69 confirmed, 869 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 16 May 2022 -- China's Shanghai reported 69 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 869 local asymptomatic cases on Sunday, the municipal health commission said Monday.
- Beijing to conduct further mass COVID-19 testings People's Daily 16 May 2022 -- Beijing will conduct three further mass nucleic acid testings in 12 districts from Monday to Wednesday, as the Chinese capital races against the clock to contain its latest resurgence of COVID-19 infections.
- COVID-hit Shanghai to promote business resumption in stages People's Daily 16 May 2022 -- China's financial hub Shanghai will gradually reopen businesses such as shopping malls, vegetable markets and hair salons from Monday after weeks of closed-off management to ward off COVID-19, the city's vice mayor told a media briefing Sunday.
- Protests at Peking University as China's Xi moves to silence ruling party elders Radio Free Asia 16 May 2022 -- Hundreds of students protested at the weekend on the campus of Peking University (Beida) after a fence was put in place segregating them from the rest of the university, which continues to move around freely.
- 'Fourth dose' or combination vaccine being evaluated in China: Gao Fu, head of the Chinese CDC Global Times 16 May 2022 -- In a live online interview on Sunday, Gao Fu, head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), noted that vaccine upgrading is the next step in the world's scientific response to COVID-19. It is still under evaluation whether China will launch a 'fourth dose' of the vaccine or promote mixing injections, he said.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 191.37 Cr India PIB 16 May 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 191.37 Cr (1,91,37,34,314) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,39,49,544sessions.
- COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 486 India PIB 16 May 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 191.46 Crore (1,91,46,89,944) today. More than 9 lakh (9,20,970) 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 16 May 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 16 May 2022
- COVID-19 kills 8 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 16 May 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 141,232 with eight more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Monday.
- Taiwan reports 61,754 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths CNA 16 May 2022 -- Taiwan recorded over 60,000 daily COVID-19 cases for the fifth straight day on Monday, reporting 61,754 new infections and 29 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan receives first shipment of Pfizer-BNT vaccines for children CNA 16 May 2022 -- The first shipment of a 2.2 million-dose order of Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds arrived in Taiwan early Monday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan COVID-19 News Briefs: May 16 CNA 16 May 2022 -- Taiwan reported 61,754 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 61,697 domestic and 57 infected abroad, as well as 29 deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan Navy confirms multiple COVID-19 cases on warship CNA 16 May 2022 -- Taiwan's Navy said Monday it had ordered one of its warships to return to base and everyone on board to get tested for COVID-19, as several crew members had obtained positive rapid antigen test results.
- Taiwan records over 411,000 COVID-19 cases in a week People's Daily 16 May 2022 -- More than 411,000 COVID-19 cases were newly reported in Taiwan between Monday and Sunday, according to statistics released by the island's disease monitoring agency.
- North Korea Identifies More COVID-19 Cases as It Copes with Medicine Shortage VOA 16 May 2022 -- North Korea reported more than 392,000 new fever cases detected Sunday, as an additional eight deaths brought the toll of known deaths in its "explosive" fever epidemic to 50, according to state media.
- WHO 'concerned' over COVID-19 outbreak in DPR Korea, reiterates full support UN News 16 May 2022 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday expressed concern over the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), where no public vaccination programme has been put in place, reiterating its commitment to support the country response to the pandemic.
- Timely Measures Taken to Curb Spread of Epidemic in North Hwanghae Province KCNA 16 May 2022 -- North Hwanghae Province of the DPRK has taken timely measures to implement the decisions of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.
- Kim slams North Korea's COVID response, orders army to 'stabilize' drugs supply Press TV 16 May 2022 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has blasted the country's crisis management in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, ordering the deployment of the army to help distribute medicine, state media said on Monday.
- Beijing Vows to Strengthen Cooperation With North Korea in Fight Against COVID-19 Sputnik 16 May 2022 -- China is ready to strengthen and maintain close coordination with North Korea to combat the upsurge in the spread of coronavirus infections, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday.
- North Korea Mobilizes Military to Stabilize Medicine Supplies - Reports Sputnik 16 May 2022 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the mobilization of the military to organize the supply of medicines to pharmacies amid the spread of the COVID-19 in the country, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Monday.
- Spread of Epidemic and Result of Treatment Informed KCNA 16 May 2022 -- According to the information of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, over 392 920 new persons with fever, some 152 600 recoveries and 8 deaths were reported from 18:00 of May 14 to 18:00 of May 15 throughout the country.
- Consultative Meeting of Political Bureau of C.C., WPK Held Again KCNA 16 May 2022 -- The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea convened an emergency consultative meeting again to discuss measures for epidemic prevention on May 15.
- Report: Global Pandemic Increased Poverty in Africa VOA 16 May 2022 -- The global pandemic has pushed more than 55 million Africans into extreme poverty and reversed two decades of hard work in poverty reduction on the continent. The Economic Report on Africa for 2021 blamed the growing poverty on job losses, reduced income and the inability of households to manage the risks
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