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06 July 2022 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

  • Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 - 06 Jul 2022
  • Tedros urges Pfizer to make oral COVID antiviral available more widely UN News 06 Jul 2022 -- The Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has called on drug manufacturer Pfizer to do more to ensure that its new COVID-19 oral antiviral medication is available quickly, to provide effective treatment to countries that may struggle to afford it.
  • United States

  • Reduced testing blurs view of COVID-19 pandemic in U.S.: NYT People's Daily 06 Jul 2022 -- As BA. 5 subvariant becomes dominant among new U.S. cases, reduced testing is blurring the real-time look at COVID-19 pandemic, reported The New York Times on Tuesday.
  • China

  • Chinese mainland reports 112 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 06 Jul 2022 -- The Chinese mainland Tuesday reported 112 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 81 of which were in Anhui Province, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
  • New COVID outbreaks prompt swift response People's Daily 06 Jul 2022
  • Shanghai reports 24 new local infections People's Daily 06 Jul 2022 -- China's Shanghai reported nine confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 15 local asymptomatic carriers on Tuesday, the municipal health commission said Wednesday.
  • Shanghai to conduct mass COVID-19 testing as new cases reported People's Daily 06 Jul 2022 -- Shanghai will conduct mass nucleic acid testing from Tuesday to Thursday in areas related to recent local COVID-19 cases, municipal authorities said on Tuesday.
  • Beijing reports 7 new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 06 Jul 2022 -- Beijing reported seven new COVID-19 cases from Monday to 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to local authorities.
  • Hong Kong to distribute 300,000 RAT kits following sewage COVID-19 detection People's Daily 06 Jul 2022 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Tuesday that it will distribute around 300,000 sets of COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits as part of a follow-up on the recent detection of the COVID-19 virus in sewage samples.
  • India

  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 198.20 Cr India PIB 06 Jul 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 198.20 Cr (1,98,20,86,763) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,59,16,027 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 537 India PIB 06 Jul 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 198.31 Crore (1,98,31,81,839) today. More than 10 lakh (10,08,886) 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 06 Jul 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 06 Jul 2022
  • Iran

  • COVID-19 kills 5 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 06 Jul 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 141,413 with 5 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.
  • Taiwan

  • Taiwan reports 34,577 new COVID-19 cases, 95 deaths CNA 06 Jul 2022 -- Taiwan reported 34,577 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all but 78 of which were domestic infections, and 95 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • Taiwan reports first domestic BA.5 subvariant cases CNA 06 Jul 2022 -- Two Taichung residents have become the first reported domestic cases of the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 in Taiwan after they contracted the disease from family members returning from overseas, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday.
  • 450,000 doses of Moderna vaccine for under-6s arrive in Taiwan CNA 06 Jul 2022 -- Taiwan took delivery of a shipment of 450,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 6 months and 5 years on Wednesday morning, according to the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
  • Hong Kong dumps 200kg of Taiwan mangoes, citing COVID virus concerns CNA 06 Jul 2022 -- Hong Kong authorities said Wednesday that they had recalled and disposed of 200 kilograms of mangoes imported from Taiwan, after one sample fruit in the shipment was found to be contaminated with the COVID-19 virus.
  • North Korea

  • Anti-epidemic Campaign in DPRK KCNA 06 Jul 2022 -- Wonsan City of Kangwon Province in the DPRK is taking a proper measure to snuff out shortcomings and gaps in the emergency anti-epidemic work.
  • North Korea gives war death certificate to soldiers who died from COVID-19 symptoms Radio Free Asia 06 Jul 2022 -- North Korean soldiers who died of COVID-19 symptoms after participating in a military parade in April are receiving an honorable war death certificate that used to confer bereaved families with special privileges, but is essentially worthless these days, sources in the country told RFA.
  • Epidemic Spread and Treatment Results in DPRK KCNA 06 Jul 2022 -- According to information of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, more than 2 140 fever cases, with over 2 760 recoveries, and one death were reported from 18:00 of July 4 to 18:00 of July 5 throughout the country.
  • Anti-epidemic Bulwark Cemented in DPRK KCNA 06 Jul 2022 -- To push ahead with reinforcing the anti-epidemic foundations has become indispensable for further consolidating the state anti-epidemic bulwark both in quality and quantity and totally defusing the current epidemic crisis in all the areas and units of the DPRK.

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