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15 August 2022 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News


  • China's home-produced Omicron-specific mRNA vaccine to start trials Global Times 15 Aug 2022 -- The application for clinical trials of a domestic Omicron-specific mRNA COVID-19 vaccine has been submitted for approval, marking a leading step in efforts to fight the Omicron variant, Chinese leading vaccine producer Sinopharm said on Monday.
  • Chinese mainland reports 692 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 15 Aug 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 692 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 582 were in Hainan Province, the National Health Commission said Monday.
  • China's Sinopharm Starts Testing Omicron-Specific mRNA Vaccine as UK Rolls Out Moderna's New Shot Sputnik 15 Aug 2022 -- Until early 2022, the promise of an end to the COVID-19 pandemic with the advent of mass vaccination was held out by global health authorities. However, with the Omicron variant and its subvariants able to evade immune defenses, massive outbreaks have persisted despite high vaccination numbers.
  • COVID-19-stricken Hainan in South China punishes 6 officials for dereliction of duty in fighting epidemic Global Times 15 Aug 2022 -- South China's Hainan Province announced to punish six officials late Sunday for inaction and lack of responsibility when handling the recent local COVID-19 outbreak.
  • China's Hainan sees 3,809 confirmed COVID cases in Aug. 1-13 People's Daily 15 Aug 2022 -- As of Saturday, south China's Hainan Province registered 3,809 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,927 asymptomatic ones between Aug. 1 and 13, local authorities said at a press briefing on Sunday.
  • India

  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 208.25 Cr India PIB 15 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 208.25 Cr (2,08,25,13,831) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,76,48,331 sessions.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 15 Aug 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 15 Aug 2022
  • Iran

  • COVID-19 kills 71 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 15 Aug 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 143,015 with 71 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Monday.
  • Taiwan

  • Taiwan reports 15,792 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths CNA 15 Aug 2022 -- Taiwan on Monday reported 15,792 cases of COVID-19, all but 196 of which were domestic infections, and 22 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • Taiwan sees first local BA.4 COVID case; BA.5 cases expected to rise CNA 15 Aug 2022 -- Taiwan has reported its first locally transmitted case of the Omicron BA.4 subvariant of COVID-19, but it expects the BA.5 subvariant to drive a new wave of cases in the coming weeks, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • North Korea

  • North Korea lifts COVID restrictions after 'maximum emergency' ends Radio Free Asia 15 Aug 2022 -- North Korea lifted COVID-19 restrictions at bathhouses and restaurants nationwide after declaring victory over the virus and ending its "maximum emergency" order that had been in place since May.
  • KPA Army Medics Return to Their Units KCNA 15 Aug 2022 -- The medics of the Korean People's Army (KPA), who were urgently dispatched to the emergency anti-epidemic front of the capital on the special order of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, returned to their units on Sunday.
  • Other Countries

  • Homegrown Vaccines On The Way For Australia Prime Minister of Australia 15 Aug 2022 -- Onshore manufacturing of life-saving mRNA vaccines took a major step forward today, with the Australian Government, Moderna and the Victorian Government finalising all arrangements for the 10-year partnership.

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