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Public Health England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 19th - 25th September

Friday, September 25, 2020



WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report – 25th September



At least 25 whales dead and more than 200 stranded in Tasmania's Macquarie Harbour


Displaced by river erosion, Kurigram locals await rehabilitation


Chikungunya – Chad: Disease outbreak news

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola: DRC’s 11th outbreak rises to 124 cases


Major eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador


Massive floods leave widespread destruction, displace 140 000 people in Afar, Ethiopia


2 missing after worst rainfall in 120 years triggers flash flooding in southern France


Storm Ianos: Three dead as Greece starts clean-up after rare 'medicane'


India building collapse toll climbs to 35, search and rescue efforts continue

Heavy rain lashes Karnataka


Floods hit Jakarta after heavy rainfall in capital, upstream areas


Heavy rain predicted as Tropical Storm Dolphin heads for eastern Japan


Heavy rain caused landslides and stream overflows


Philippines detects new swine fever outbreaks, eyes more pork imports


Families struggle as heavy rain, more floods expected in Sudan


Tropical Storm Noul: 22 Provinces in Thailand Severely Affected by Flash Floods


ECHO daily report – Uganda Food insecurity 23rd September

United Arab Emirates

21 vehicles' pile-up reported in Sharjah due to thick fog

United Kingdom

Covid: Scotland records highest-ever number of virus cases

United States of America

U.S. coronavirus cases surpass seven million as Midwest outbreak flares up

California's largest single wildfire spawned two massive firenados -- one was an EF2


Other items of interest:

Webinar: Reaching the Hardest to Reach with Education Technology during COVID – 9th October 9am EDT

Webinar: The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000: Twenty Years of Promise, Pitfalls, and Progress from a Planning Perspective – 13th October 1pm Eastern time

Webinar: 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction – 15th October 11am, Malaysia Time Zone UTC +8

Training: UNDRR ROAMC: Risk governance in context of systemic risk in the Americas and the Caribbean – IDDRR 13th October 9am Panama time

Building Trust Within and Across Communities for Health Emergency Preparedness

Iraq launches National Adaptation Plan process for climate change resilience

Emergency warning messages: how do community members comprehend them?

Before disaster strikes Nepal

Persistent Phytoplankton

NASA Finds Tropical Storm Dolphin Going Swimmingly

Arctic ice melts to second lowest summer level on record


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