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01 September 2022 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News


  • China Locks Down 21 Million People in Chengdu After COVID Outbreak VOA 01 Sep 2022 -- Officials in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu have announced a lockdown of its 21.2 million residents and four days of citywide testing following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
  • Authorities put 21 million people under lockdown in southwestern city of Chengdu Radio Free Asia 01 Sep 2022 -- Authorities in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu have placed the city of 21 million residents into lockdown, confining people to their homes and announcing four days of mass, compulsory COVID-19 testing.
  • Schools kickstart new semester with effective COVID control People's Daily 01 Sep 2022 -- School bells rang again across China, as tens of millions of primary and middle school students started the fall semester on Thursday in compliance with COVID-19 control requirements.
  • Chengdu asks 21m residents to stay home after city records 766 cases Global Times 01 Sep 2022 -- Some 21.2 million residents of Chengdu, the capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, have been asked not to leave their homes unless necessary from 6 pm on Thursday, which puts the city under near-static management, to cope with a surging number of COVID-19 cases as the city has recorded 766 COVID-19 infections as of press time during the latest spike.
  • Students welcome first class of new semester under cloud of COVID resurgences Global Times 01 Sep 2022 -- Chinese students welcomed their first class of the new semester on Thursday with careful epidemic prevention measures in place amid extensive COVID-19 resurgences in multiple places, as the Chinese mainland on Wednesday registered 307 domestically transmitted cases across 17 provincial-level regions and 1,595 silent carriers in 21 provincial-level regions.
  • 21.2 million residents in SW China's Chengdu asked not to leave home unless necessary amid COVID-19 flare-ups Global Times 01 Sep 2022 -- 21.2 million residents in Chengdu, the capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, have been asked not to leave their homes from 6 pm on Thursday unless necessary to cope with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city, local health authorities said, adding that all residents will also undergo a four-day nucleic acid test from Thursday to Sunday.
  • Shenzhen tightens COVID-19 controls amid resurgence Global Times 01 Sep 2022 -- Chinese tech hub Shenzhen, a city bordering the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with 17 million residents announced on Wednesday that residents who need to leave the city should present negative nucleic acid test proof twice within 48 hours starting from Thursday as the city has seen a COVID-19 resurgence since August 28 with a new Omicron mutation detected.
  • Chinese mainland reports 307 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 01 Sep 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 307 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 132 were in Sichuan Province, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
  • Europe

  • European Health Union: Statement by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on the authorisation of the first COVID-19 variant-adapted booster vaccines European Commission 01 Sep 2022 -- Today, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given a positive opinion on the first two variant-adapted COVID-19 booster vaccines: Comirnaty and Spikevax, by BioNTech-Pfizer and Moderna respectively. Welcoming this important development in the fight against COVID-19, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, said:
  • India

  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 212.52 Cr India PIB 01 Sep 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 212.52 Cr (2,12,52,83,259) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 594 India PIB 01 Sep 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 212.72 Crore (2,12,72,38,801) today. More than 18 lakh (18,74,261) 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 01 Sep 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 01 Sep 2022
  • Iran

  • COVID-19 kills 27 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 01 Sep 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 143,894 with 27 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Thursday.
  • Taiwan

  • Taiwan reports new 34,118 COVID-19 cases, 36 deaths CNA 01 Sep 2022 -- Taiwan on Thursday reported 34,118 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • New COVID-19 resurgence in Taiwan on the way People's Daily 01 Sep 2022 -- Taiwan's disease monitoring agency has warned against another round of COVID-19 on the island as the number of new local infections reported in a single day has surpassed 30,000 for three consecutive days.
  • North Korea

  • Anti-epidemic Work Steadily Intensified in East Coastal Areas of DPRK KCNA 01 Sep 2022 -- Cities and counties in the east coastal areas of the DPRK have intensified the anti-epidemic work, realizing the voluntary unity in thinking and action in accordance with the demand of the intensified and reinforced normal epidemic prevention system.

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