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28 November 2022 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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  • DOD Releases Path to Cyber Security Through Zero Trust Architecture DoD News 28 Nov 2022 -- The Defense Department on Tuesday released its Zero Trust Strategy and Roadmap, which spells out how it plans to move beyond traditional network security methods to achieve reduced network attack surfaces, enable risk management and effective data-sharing in partnership environments, and contain and remediate adversary activities over the next five years.
  • NATO's flagship cyber defence exercise kicks off in Estonia NATO 28 Nov 2022 -- Cyber Coalition 22, one of the world's largest cyber defence exercises, started on Monday (28 November 2022), bringing together some 1,000 cyber defenders from 26 Allies, as well as Finland and Sweden, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland, the European Union, and participants from industry and academia.
  • WHO recommends new name for monkeypox UN News 28 Nov 2022 -- Monkeypox will now be known as mpox, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, in the wake of reports of racist and stigmatizing language surrounding the name of the disease.
  • WHO recommends new name for monkeypox disease WHO 28 Nov 2022

COVID-19 Pandemic News


  • As Zero-COVID Protests in China Continue, a Battle Erupts Online VOA 28 Nov 2022 -- As protests continue in cities across China over the government's harsh "zero-COVID" policy, a separate battle is taking place on social media sites within China and around the world, a fight that is testing the strength of China's online censorship apparatus, known as the Great Firewall.
  • China Eases Some Anti-COVID Restrictions as Protests Mount VOA 28 Nov 2022 -- China eased some of its pandemic rules on Monday but affirmed its "zero COVID" strategy even as protests erupted throughout the country against the restrictions, and some demanded the resignation of President Xi Jinping.
  • What Is China's 'Zero-COVID' Policy? VOA 28 Nov 2022 -- Protests have erupted across China over the country's strict pandemic restrictions. The demonstrations indicate that many Chinese have grown weary of the lengthy lockdowns and widespread testing that is a part of China's "zero-COVID" policy. Here is a closer look at the policy.
  • Hong Kong Tourism Struggling as COVID Measures Remain in Place VOA 28 Nov 2022 -- Ongoing pandemic restrictions have failed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, say experts, as the city struggles to regain its footing in the tourist industry.
  • Several Chinese cities further refine measures of mass COVID testing Global Times 28 Nov 2022 -- Several Chinese cities including Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Zhengzhou have further optimized their anti-COVID-19 measures with some places allowing residents without social activities to be free from mass testing. It is a move to take more targeted, science-based actions to curb flare-ups, as the country reported daily new cases of more than 30,000 in the past week.
  • China delays civil servant exam, college English test as daily COVID infections surpass 40,000 Global Times 28 Nov 2022 -- China's national civil servant exam, which is scheduled to take place December 3 and 4, has been delayed and has yet to be rescheduled. Several other exams and activities have also been delayed as China's daily COVID-19 infections surpassed 40,000 on Sunday.
  • Omicron BF.7, major strain causing latest outbreak in Beijing, has strong infectious ability: medical expert Global Times 28 Nov 2022 -- Omicron BF.7 has become the main strain in Beijing's latest COVID-19 flare-up, with the virus possessing the strongest infection ability across the family of Omicron sub-variants in China and posing the risk of hidden spread, causing difficulty on virus prevention and control, according to Beijing Daily on Monday, citing a Chinese medical expert.
  • Chinese mainland reports 3,748 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 28 Nov 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 3,748 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Monday.
  • China Creates Working Groups to Monitor Implementation of COVID-19 Restrictions, Reports Say Sputnik 28 Nov 2022 -- The Chinese government has set up special working groups to ensure that the local authorities will not cross the line when implementing COVID-19 restrictions in the country amid a record number of daily infections, the Global Times newspaper reported on Monday.
  • Precision urged as cities roll out optimized COVID response Global Times 28 Nov 2022 -- China's top health authority has dispatched working groups to supervise local authorities in implementing the ninth edition of China's COVID-19 control protocols and the 20 optimized measures to curb the spread of outbreaks more resolutely while the country may face an extremely challenging winter, some health experts predicted, as the country reported Sunday almost 40,000 daily infections, including 35,858 asymptomatic cases detected on Saturday.
  • Vice premier stresses gathering positive momentum in fighting COVID-19 in Chongqing People's Daily 28 Nov 2022 -- Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan underlined efforts to consolidate and expand the achievements in containing COVID-19 in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
  • Beijing bans barricading gates for COVID-19 control People's Daily 28 Nov 2022 -- The Chinese capital Beijing on Sunday promised to improve anti-virus measures and ban the practice of barring building gates in closed-off residential compounds.
  • Iran

  • Iran registers zero COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours IRNA 28 Nov 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran stayed unchanged at 144,633 with another zero death day over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Monday.
  • Taiwan

  • Taiwan reports 10,659 new COVID-19 cases, 41 deaths CNA 28 Nov 2022 -- Taiwan reported 10,659 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, all but 76 of which were locally transmitted, and 41 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • Taiwan to ease mask mandate starting Dec. 1 (update) CNA 28 Nov 2022 -- People in Taiwan will no longer be required to wear face masks at all times while outdoors, starting on Dec. 1, according to a relaxed mask mandate announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday.

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