26 October 2020

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Actions by Governments
  • Australia’s island state reopens to mainlanders after seven-month COVID-19 closure (Guanming Daily 光明网)
  • Covid-19 and Singapore’s wealth gap (Business Times Singapore)
  • Current coronavirus restrictions in Israel to remain in place until Nov.1 — Statement (Bernama)
  • EU’s coronavirus ‘gateway’ connects contact tracing apps in Germany, Ireland and Italy (Telegraph)
  • France set a daily record for coronavirus infections, while Spain and Italy announced new restrictions as Europe’s… https://t.co/OaCuGZmBYk (WSJ – Twitter)
  • India’s coronavirus recovery, 6 consecutive weeks of decline | Explained (India Today)
  • Iran reports Covid-19 death every five minutes, hospitals struggle (The Straits Times All News)
  • Italy closes gyms and theaters to fight a steep rise in coronavirus infections. (NYT.com Europe)
  • Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19 (star-telegram.com)
  • Italy imposes curfews, closures amid COVID-19 surge (CBC)
  • Italy imposes harshest coronavirus restrictions since spring lockdown as second wave sweeps Europe (Washington Post)
  • Italy shuts cinemas, gyms and pools in Covid fight (BBC)
  • Malaysian king urges PM to fight pandemic without state of emergency (FT.com – World)
  • S. Korea approves $200m in aid for developing nations fighting pandemic (Korea Herald)
  • Spain declares state of emergency over coronavirus as Italy closes cinemas, theatres and gyms (Telegraph)
  • Spain, Italy restrict bars and restaurants in bid to contain second wave (France24)
  • Spains government to decree COVID-19 state of emergency, tighten controls: local media (Reuters)
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 (NationalPost.com)
  • UK – Matt Hancock confirms Government’s stance on Tier 4 lockdowns (Liverpool Echo)
  • UK – Matt Hancock defends refusal to climb down on free school meals (The Guardian)
  • UK – Matt Hancock dodges questions over extra money for poorest families in free school meals row (The Independent)
  • UK – Matt Hancock explains what an area needs to see to come out of Tier 3 (Manchester Evening News)
  • UK – Rishi Sunak’s new youth job scheme attacked as ‘sticking plaster’ that will fail to prevent mass unemployment (The Independent)
  • US – Akron bar receives its first citation for violating Ohio coronavirus health orders (Cleveland.com)
  • US – California’s dire coronavirus prediction was wrong, hospitalizations went down instead (FOXNews.com)
  • US – Florida nurse claims doctor intentionally infected her with COVID-19 (New York Post)
  • US – Hawaii reports 121 new coronavirus infections statewide (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)
  • US – Joe Biden campaign accuses Trump administration of ‘waving the white flag’ on coronavirus (Washington Times)
  • US – Nevadans want ‘normal life’ to return as COVID fatigue sets in (Las Vegas Review Journal)
  • US – North Dakota seeks to reallocate $16 million in federal coronavirus relief toward fracking (FOXNews.com)
  • US – Opinion: Oregon’s small colleges, universities managing COVID-19 successfully – so far (Oregonian)
  • US – The Trump administration offered Santa Claus performers a deal: promote a Covid-19 vaccine, and they’d get early ac… https://t.co/LVrlloRHWD (WSJ – Twitter)
  • US – The Trump administration offered Santa Claus performers a deal: promote a Covid-19 vaccine, and they’d get early ac… https://t.co/oSWugMGJIg (WSJ – Twitter)
  • US – The Trump administration offered Santa Claus performers a deal: promote a Covid-19 vaccine, and they’d get early ac… https://t.co/ujWIJfxJFF (WSJ – Twitter)
  • US – This week in coronavirus: Trump said the U.S. is ’rounding a corner.’ Tennessee is not. (Tennessean)
  • US – Trump administration says coronavirus pandemic will not be contained (Washington Post)
  • US – Trump insists US ’rounding the turn’ on coronavirus pandemic at New Hampshire rally (FOXNews.com)
  • US – Utah Considers Plan to Ration ICU Care Amid COVID-19 Surge (NewsMax.com)
  • Vivo reopens all stores in Brazil (Telecompaper)
  • WHO’s latest situation report (WHO)
  • With coronavirus contained China’s top leaders meet to plan next five years (CNN.com – Asia)
Actions by Companies
Drugs, Treatments & Vaccines
Societal & Economic Impact
Angry protestors pelt riot police over new coronavirus rules in RomeMail Online UKNew curfew will start on Monday and last until November 24 to fight rising cases  Far-right political groups protested against an overnight curfew on Saturday Demonstrators clashed with police in Naples protesting a 11pm to 5am curfew Protesters have…
Councils urge state to expand on stimulus measures in budgetMelbourne AgeCouncils are urging the NSW government to expand on its spending program in next month's state budget to help dig the economy out of a deep recession. In a pre-budget plea for more funding, the peak body for the state's councils has recommended the…
Dollar firm as virus’ spread and stimulus stalemate spur cautionToday OnlineSINGAPORE – The dollar found support on Monday, as surging coronavirus cases in Europe and the United States and a lack of progress toward a U.S. stimulus package put traders in a cautious mood, although hopes for a Brexit trade deal held sterling…
India’s central bank chief tests positive for coronavirusNationalPost.comNEW DELHI — India's central bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Sunday he had tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest high profile name in the country to contract the virus….
Oil extends slide on surging coronavirus vases and US stimulus stalemateThe Straits Times All NewsOctober 26, 2020 8:25 AM SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) – Oil extended its slide to a second day on a toxic cocktail of surging coronavirus cases in the US and Europe, dwindling prospects for pre-election stimulus in Washington and a steady resumption of supply…
Spain Declares Nationwide State Of Emergency Over CoronavirusNDTV"The situation we are going through is extreme," he said in a televised address following a cabinet meeting convened to discuss the crisis.
Spain declares nationwide state of emergency over virusYahoo! SingaporeSpanish declared a national state of emergency Sunday, and a curfew covering all of Spain except the Canary Islands, in a bid to curb a second wave of coronavirus cases.
Spain’s government to decree COVID-19 state of emergency, tighten controls -local mediaNationalPost.comMADRID — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will announce a new state of emergency on Sunday in an effort to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus, local media reported….
Surge in Philippines pandemic suicides shines light on mental health issues, which continue to be stigmatised in the countrySouth China Morning PostSuicides prompted calls for church leaders to provide guidance as people in the deeply religious country turn to their faith to deal with the pandemic crisis Some Filipinos view mental illness as a lack of faith and mental illness continues to be…
Time to reset expectations for world economy with virus untamedBusiness Times SingaporeNew York INVESTORS banking on a coronavirus vaccine to save the world economy in 2021 need to temper their ambitions as scientists increasingly warn of a long and difficult road ahead. While drug companies are making progress in the quest to find a…
Geopolitical Impact
‘Safe and effective’ Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of NovemberMail Online UKTrump adviser Anthony Fauci tells Andrew Marr: 'We will know whether a vaccine is safe and effective by the end of November, the beginning of December' The UK and US have pre-ordered a combined total of 500million doses from the Oxford University…
China to impose sanctions on US firms participating in Taiwan arms salesBusiness Standard IndiaLockheed Martin, Boeing Defense and Raytheon will be sanctioned, the spokesman, Zhao Lijian told a news conference in the Chinese capital BEIJING (Reuters) – China will impose sanctions on U.S. entities participating in Washington's arms sales to…
Damage from Trump’s trade wars won’t heal quickly: analystsJapan TodayAfter four years in office, Donald Trump has failed to achieve his promise to eliminate the U.S. trade deficit, and dealt a lasting blow to the multilateral economic system that global trade is based upon, analysts say. But even if Democrat Joe Biden…
Global security cooperation between China and the U.S. vital to stop global security collapseBeijing ReviewThe many economic and technological strengths of China and the United States should be enhanced by coopetition strategies that will promote positive sum bargaining payoffs and diminish the ever-present threat of negative sum outcomes for China and…
India should be bigger than China in power and scope: RSS cheif Mohan BhagwatThe Hindu“When the RSS says Hindustan is a Hindu Rashtra, it does not have any political or power-centred concept in its mind,” Mr. Bhagwat said. He said the term Hindutva has been distorted by appending a ritualistic connotation to it. Rashtriya Swayamsevak…
India’s agony, Part Four: Compliance and complicity: The role of India’s judiciary in the advancement of ‘democratic totalitarianism’Daily MaverickPeople gesture with hands painted in red to symbolize blood as they shout anti-India slogans in Karachi, Pakistan on 5 February 2020, Kashmir Solidarity Day, to show solidarity with Kashmiris in the Indian-controlled section of the state. (Photo:…
N. Korea showing little sign of easing border control: unification ministryKorea Herald(Yonhap) North Korea has shown little sign of lifting restrictions imposed on the operation of trains across its border with China to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the unification ministry said Monday. Early in the day, the Daily NK, a local…
Philippines typhoon displaces at least 25,000 villagers on South China Sea coastAl ArabiyaA fast-moving typhoon forced thousands of villagers to flee to safety in provinces south of the Philippine capital Monday, flooding rural villages and ripping off roofs, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties from Typhoon…
Pompeo, Esper in India for 2+2 Ministerial dialogue amid China tensionsLivemint.comThe 2+2 Ministerial dialogue will be held amid tensions between India and China on the border and Washington’s attempts to forge a common front to take on an aggressive Beijing NEW DELHI: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark…
Turkish president Recep Erdogan dares US to impose economic sanctionsBusiness Standard IndiaTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the United States to impose sanctions against his country while also launching a second personal attack Sunday on French President Emmanuel Macron Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the…
U.S., India Set to Sign Defense Pact Amid China Border StandoffBloombergTalks come barely a week before U.S. presidential election Pompeo visit takes in Maldives, Sri Lanka, Indonesia The U.S. and India are set to sign a defense agreement and boost trade ties in high-level talks that come as the South Asian nation sees…
Cybersecurity Impact
COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer suffers a data breachSecurity AffairsDr. Reddy’s, the Indian contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine was hit with a cyber-attack that forced the company to close its plants. Indian COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories was hit with a cyber attack that…
Hospitals brace for more cyberattacks as coronavirus cases riseThe HillHospitals and health care institutions preparing for a fall wave of coronavirus cases are bracing for more cyberattacks after hackers seeking to take advantage of the pandemic launched several successful attacks this year that severely disrupted…
InfoSecHotSpot – HITBSecTrain: Cutting-edge virtual cyber security trainings on a monthly basis For better or for worse, the global… https://t.co/HLzM3RTY9OInfoSecHotSpot – TwitterHITBSecTrain: Cutting-edge virtual cyber security trainings on a monthly basis For better or for worse, the global COVID-19 pandemic has confined most of us to our own countries (our houses and apartments, even), has changed how and from where we do…
InfoSecHotSpot – Rapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare Cybersecurity Needs Improving healthcare cybersecurity is paramount… https://t.co/B2dyQNdmyTInfoSecHotSpot – TwitterRapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare Cybersecurity Needs Improving healthcare cybersecurity is paramount as COVID-19 has spurred a rapid evolution in ransomware and targeted phishing campaigns, posing serious cyber risks to health IT…
InfoSecHotSpot – Rapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare Cybersecurity Needs Improving healthcare cybersecurity is paramount… https://t.co/D0tSy5LWwHInfoSecHotSpot – TwitterRapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare Cybersecurity Needs Improving healthcare cybersecurity is paramount as COVID-19 has spurred a rapid evolution in ransomware and targeted phishing campaigns, posing serious cyber risks to health IT…
InfoSecHotSpot – Rapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare Cybersecurity Needs Improving healthcare cybersecurity is paramount… https://t.co/U0vPBXKapwInfoSecHotSpot – TwitterRapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare Cybersecurity Needs Improving healthcare cybersecurity is paramount as COVID-19 has spurred a rapid evolution in ransomware and targeted phishing campaigns, posing serious cyber risks to health IT…
InfoSecHotSpot – Rapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare Cybersecurity Needs Improving healthcare cybersecurity is paramount… https://t.co/V5nEiO09WGInfoSecHotSpot – TwitterRapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare Cybersecurity Needs Improving healthcare cybersecurity is paramount as COVID-19 has spurred a rapid evolution in ransomware and targeted phishing campaigns, posing serious cyber risks to health IT…
InfoSecHotSpot – Rapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare Cybersecurity Needs Improving healthcare cybersecurity is paramount… https://t.co/xKEKWfDSc8InfoSecHotSpot – TwitterRapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare Cybersecurity Needs Improving healthcare cybersecurity is paramount as COVID-19 has spurred a rapid evolution in ransomware and targeted phishing campaigns, posing serious cyber risks to health IT…
State and Local Cybersecurity: Defending Our Communities from Cyber Threats Amid COVID-19Security Bloggers NetworkRead Coveware’s prepared testimony on defending state and local organizations from ransomware. The post …
cybersecboardrm – COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer suffers a data breach #Cybersecurity #security https://t.co/ch4IfiEN3lcybersecboardrm – TwitterCOVID-19 vaccine manufacturer suffers a data breach #Cybersecurity #security…

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