05 October 2020

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Actions by Governments
  • Australia’s response to virus may have saved 16,000 lives (Australian Financial Review)
  • Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon tweets as France and Ireland prepare for fresh lockdowns (The Scotsman)
  • Covid pandemic lays bare Spain’s chronic shortage of medics (The Guardian)
  • Fighting Among Spain Authorities Hurts Virus Efforts: GAD3 Poll (Bloomberg)
  • Indonesia's capital to reimpose restrictions over coronavirus (indonesianews.net)
  • Italy considers mask mandate for outdoors (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)
  • Italy coronavirus: Britons in quarantine for two months fear for mental health (Mail Online UK)
  • Italy set to toughen coronavirus restrictions (Politico.eu)
  • Italy travel corridor on the line as restrictions return (Telegraph)
  • Japan and South Korea near deal to resume business travel (Nikkei Asian Review)
  • Malaysia’s debt is set to rise as it grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic (CNBC Asia-Pacific News)
  • Malaysia, Myanmar are Asia’s newest hot spots as New Zealand says it has contained second wave (South China Morning Post – News)
  • More restrictions announced in France while Ireland’s cabinet’s meeting to discuss possible tougher coronavirus rules.mp3 (Sky News)
  • New Zealand ‘Beat The Virus Again’ Prime Minister Declares, As Nation Lifts Second Wave Restrictions (Forbes.com)
  • Over 55 lakh recoveries in India (Yahoo! India)
  • Seven inspection teams created in UAE to crack down on coronavirus violations (Arabian Business)
  • Singapore ‘cruises to nowhere’ plan sparks virus fears (Yahoo! Singapore)
  • Sweden didn’t seek herd immunity to the coronavirus, top diplomat says (Politico.eu)
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Oct. 5 (NationalPost.com)
  • Trump’s infection shows officials must take virus seriously -Germany’s Altmaier (Mail Online UK)
  • UK – Boris Johnson has failed to acknowledge the role he’s played in growing ‘fatigue’ with pandemic rules (The Independent)
  • UK – Boris Johnson says ‘too early to say’ if local lockdowns are working (MSN New Zealand)
  • UK – Boris Johnson urges people to behave ‘fearlessly’ despite rising coronavirus cases (Yahoo! News Australia)
  • UK – Rishi Sunak hits at ‘frustrating’ pubs curfew and says ‘no regrets’ on Eat Out scheme (Mail Online UK)
  • UK – Rishi Sunak will launch £238m back-to-work jobs scheme to help Britons unemployed due to coronavirus (Mail Online UK)
  • US – At least a quarter of Disney layoffs coming from Florida amid COVID-19 (Channel NewsAsia)
  • US – Bitter U.S. Senate contest dwells on crime, coronavirus (San Diego Union Tribune)
  • US – Editorial: Texas leaders failed to prepare for a pandemic. It can’t happen again. (Houston Chronicle)
  • US – Florida Trump Supporters Take Part in Flotilla to Show Support Following Coronavirus Announcement (GoldCoastBulletin.com.au)
  • US – Guests at Trump’s New Jersey fundraiser dismiss coronavirus concerns (FOXNews.com)
  • US – Higher COVID-19 numbers prompt Nebraska health experts to emphasize safety measures (Omaha World-Herald)
  • US – Historic building is revamped and reopened in western Nebraska (Omaha World-Herald)
  • US – Medical experts question Massachusetts move to next step of reopening (Boston Herald)
  • US – Missouri governor returns to office after battling COVID-19 (star-telegram.com)
  • US – Ohio voters discuss Trump’s response to the COVID pandemic: ‘An absolute disaster’ (MSNBC)
  • US – Oregon Insight: Pandemic job losses less severe in southern and eastern parts of the state (Oregonian)
  • WHO’s latest situation report (WHO)
Actions by Companies
Drugs, Treatments & Vaccines
Societal & Economic Impact
Budget to lift economy from pandemic mireMail Online UKAustralians will be looking to Tuesday's federal budget to see what financial aid might be forthcoming after being mired in the coronavirus pandemic for many months. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has promised a jobs-focused budget and one to steer the…
Cong to resume protests in Kerala amid Covid-19 surgeDeccan HeraldCongress-led United Democratic Front in Kerala revoked its recent decision to keep off from public stirs against the state government considering the Covid-19 surge in the state. Allegations from BJP camps of adjustment politics with the ruling CPM…
Coronavirus digest: Czech Republic back under state of emergencyDeutsche WelleThe Czech Republic is back under the state of emergency after facing abysmal infection rates. Meanwhile, Algeria is set to start lifting restrictions. The World Bank head warns of a debt crisis. Read the latest here. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis…
Coronavirus stimulus deal elusive despite Trump’s ‘work together’ callTheAge.comDemocrats are waiting for the Trump administration to agree to a new relief package before companies lay off millions more workers.
Indonesian president calls for balancing health, economy during COVID-19 pandemicXinhua News AgencyJAKARTA, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo has emphasized that the public health remains the government's top priority amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Along with that priority, the government has also been taking measures…
Medics in Northern Ireland ‘may have to ration intensive care treatment’Belfast TelegraphMedics in Northern Ireland may be faced with the grim reality of rationing intensive care treatment in the coming weeks, it has been warned. r Tom Black, chair of the British Medical Association Northern Ireland council, said clinicians are bracing…
Pope: Market capitalism has failed in pandemic, needs reformstar-telegram.comPope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the “magic theories” of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue ……
The pandemic depression is over The pandemic recession has just begunMoneycontrol.comSectors that in theory shouldn’t be much affected by the pandemic at all are showing patterns akin to a severe recession
Thousands protest coronavirus curbs in Germany over weekendKuwait TimesKONSTANZ: People take part in a protest against masks and virus restrictions during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic (novel coronavirus) in Konstanz, southern Germany yesterday.-AFP BERLIN: Thousands of demonstrators in southern Germany protested against…
With coronavirus numbers spiking in Montreal, the city has renewed its state of emergencyCTV NewsMONTREAL — After reporting more than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases in three days, the City of Montreal announced Sunday that it was extending the state of emergency on the island for five days. Public health authorities reported 344 new positive…
Geopolitical Impact
‘Bellbottom’ teaser: Akshay Kumar brings back the 80s in espionage thrillerDNA IndiaThe much-awaited teaser for Akshay Kumar starrer 'Bellbottom' is out. The film is releasing on April 2, 2021. Now that BellBottom shoot has been wrapped, the makers have unveiled the teaser of the film much to the excitement of the fans. Starring…
Is India up to China’s fifth-generation war?Hindu Business LineThis is battle not on the ground but of pressures applied at multiple points to discredit and demoralise Unlike the earlier generations of warfare, which relied on the might of military, speed, stealth and surprise, in the latest, the fifth…
Taiwan hopes Trump gets better so he can keep resisting ChinaJapanTimes.co.jpTaiwan hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump can get better from the coronavirus soon so that he can continue to lead the free world in …
Cybersecurity Impact
COVID-19 clinical trials hit as ransomware targets medical software companySiliconANGLEClinical trials into a COVID-19 vaccine as well as other research into other diseases have been delayed following a ransomware attack on a company that providers software to medical firms. First reported by The New York Times, the attack…
Comment: US Dept Of Treasury Warns Ransomware Victims Who Pay Could Be FinedInformation Security BuzzIt has been reported that the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing this advisory to highlight the sanctions risks associated with ransomware payments related to malicious cyber-enabled activities….
CyberScoopNews – How COVID-19 changed Cyber Command’s “Cyber Flag” exercise https://t.co/PMCBxhzTBj https://t.co/lmuqXCNvN6CyberScoopNews – TwitterHow COVID-19 changed Cyber Command's "Cyber Flag" exercise https://hubs.ly/H0xmp-k0 https://twitter.com/CyberScoopNews/status/1312895022535077893/photo/1
Guevarra seeks more funds for DoJ, NBI cyber crime unitsManila BulletinJustice Secretary Menardo Guevarra asked the Senate Monday to augment the funds of the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Cybercrime Division to enable the two agencies to improve their fight against…
Health tech firm testing coronavirus treatments hit by ransomware attackFOXBusiness.comFox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on FoxBusiness.com. A ransomware attack on a health tech firm has slowed some clinical trials, including some involving treatments and vaccines for the coronavirus . Continue Reading…
Industrial Systems Face Increasing CyberattacksCywareIn the first half of 2020, ICS sectors saw a decrease in attacks, while building automation and oil & gas companies have seen an increase. The scoop The internet, emails, and removable media continue to pose major threats in the ICS environment….
Preventing ecommerce fraud: A look at current trends and patternsHelp Net Security – NewsForter released its Fraud Attack Index, delivering in-depth insight into the impact of COVID-19 on online buyer behavior and ecommerce fraud trends. This edition revealed that: New customer accounts now represent 30% of transactions, five times…
Stolen identities set stage for unemployment scams in Colorado and elsewhereDenver PostMuch of the fraud directed at the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program driven by cybercrime rings, experts warn Unemployment insurance programs in Colorado and around the country are struggling with an unprecedented wave of fraudulent claims,…
Why developing cybersecurity education is key for a more secure futureHelp Net Security – NewsCybersecurity threats are growing every day, be they are aimed at consumers, businesses or governments. The pandemic has shown us just how critical cybersecurity is to the successful operation of our respective economies and our individual…
cybersecboardrm – Cybercriminals are targeting Asia-Pacific banks and businesses as coronavirus disrupts daily life… https://t.co/3fPYb13pc7cybersecboardrm – TwitterCybercriminals are targeting Asia-Pacific banks and businesses as coronavirus disrupts daily life https://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/3104090/cybercriminals-are-targeting-asia-pacific-banks-and #CyberSecurity #banking #cybercrime…

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