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Public Health England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 12th - 18th September

Friday, September 18, 2020

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report – 17th September

Covid-19: New fear grips Europe as cases top 30m worldwide

 

Brazil

Forest fires devastate Brazil's Pantanal tropical wetlands

China

Bacterial outbreak infects thousands after factory leak in China 

Democratic Republic of Congo

At least 50 feared dead in DR Congo mine collapse

118 Ebola cases detected in DR Congo

Greece

Dangerous Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) forecast to strike western Greece 

India

India's coronavirus cases pass 5 million

One dead in Biswanath as deluge returns, 3 districts hit

Lightning strikes kill 42 people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India

Israel

Israel imposes second coronavirus lockdown during high holidays

Libya 

U.N.: Boat capsizes near Libya; 24 migrants presumed dead

Nigeria

Floods, food shortages threaten to push Nigeria into food crisis 

Nepal

Nepal landslide killed at least 11 people, 20 others remain missing 

New Zealand

School bus tragedy: Driver killed, six people hospitalised after crash near Palmerston North 

Russia 

Why forest fires in Siberia, Russia threaten us all 

Sudan 

Flood disaster ravages Sudanese civilians

United States of America 

Hurricane Sally: 'Catastrophic flooding' as storm hits US

Catastrophic flooding unfolding as Hurricane "Sally" makes landfall near the Alabama/Florida border, U.S

California wildfires 

Oregon city 'looks as though a bomb went off' as fires continue to scorch the West Coast

Oil producers evacuate U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms as storm brews 

Power outage enters fourth day for thousands of Utahns 

Vietnam  

Storm Noul makes landfall in Vietnam, moves into Laos 

 

Other items of interest:  

Webinar: 2020 VIRTUAL UNITED NATIONS WORLD DATA FORUM 19 – 21 October  

A World in Disorder: Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

Reporting on floods through a climate lens 

Could climate become the weak link in your supply chain?

Climate change: Rising sea levels in Fiji create 'ghost towns'

Climate change: Warmth shatters section of Greenland ice shelf

Evidence Aid COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin

INGSA -  Tracking global evidence-to-policy pathways in the coronavirus crisis:  A preliminary report

Coronavirus: Disposable masks 'causing enormous plastic waste'

 

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