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20 August 2022 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

  • WHO Recommends Boosting COVID-19 Vaccination, Promotes Wearing Face Masks Sputnik 20 Aug 2022 -- The European office of the World Health Organization (WHO) told Sputnik that countries should boost their COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and promote the wearing of face masks in public places to protect people from the Omicron strain in fall and winter.
  • United States

  • U.S. won't pay for COVID-19 shots soon: WSJ People's Daily 20 Aug 2022 -- The Joe Biden administration is in the early stages of preparing to shift the burden of paying for COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments to Americans after nearly three years of the federal government picking up the bill, reported The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Thursday.
  • China

  • Vice premier urges efforts to beef up COVID-19 control in Hainan People's Daily 20 Aug 2022 -- Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has stressed efforts to consolidate and expand the achievements in containing COVID-19 in Hainan Province.
  • Chinese mainland reports 578 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 20 Aug 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 578 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 469 were in Hainan Province, the National Health Commission said Saturday.
  • Beijing reports 2 new COVID-19 infections People's Daily 20 Aug 2022 -- Beijing reported two new local COVID-19 infections in the first 15 hours of Friday, a local health official told a press briefing Friday.
  • Beijing reports 12 COVID-19 cases in 5 days Global Times 20 Aug 2022 -- Beijing on Friday reported two new local cases in quarantined areas, and the city has detected seven outbreaks with cases linked to areas outside the city since August, with 12 COVID-19 positive cases reported within five days, a warning to us that there should be no slackening in the implementation of solid measures to contain the epidemic, according to the authorities on Friday.
  • India

  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 209.40 Cr India PIB 20 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 209.40 Cr (2,09,40,48,140) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,78,34,092 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 582 India PIB 20 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 209.63 Crore (2,09,63,08,288) today. More than 21 lakh (21,90,661) 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 20 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 20 Aug 2022
  • Iran

  • COVID-19 kills 44 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 20 Aug 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 143,332 with 44 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Saturday.
  • Taiwan

  • Taiwan reports 22,161 new COVID-19 cases, 36 deaths CNA 20 Aug 2022 -- Taiwan on Saturday reported 22,161 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • Taiwan detects local Omicron BA.4 cases, identified as family cluster People's Daily 20 Aug 2022 -- Taiwan has detected two local cases infected with the Omicron BA.4 sub-variant, and they have been identified as a family cluster, said the island's disease monitoring agency on Thursday.
  • North Korea

  • Primary Efforts Focused on Strengthening Anti-epidemic Foundation KCNA 20 Aug 2022 -- Work was launched to build up the anti-epidemic foundation in North Hwanghae Province of the DPRK.

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