All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting our lives.

Here you will find all the news throughout the day related to this crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.

LAST REVIEW

World

  • Case: 39 160 871
  • Death: 1 101 412

Canada

  • Case: 194,108, 91,018 in Quebec
  • Death: 9722, 6018 in Quebec

United States

  • Case: 8 032 805
  • Death: 218,410

ALL THE NEWS FOR FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 2020

5:59 pm | Kick-off for the massive screening clinic in Trois-Rivières

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5:55 pm | COVID-19 is now within the walls of the Trois-Rivières detention center

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5:20 pm | Costa Rica will reopen its borders to international tourism on November 1, closed since March due to the pandemic, the government announced on Friday.

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4:48 pm | 24 new cases and a first death in five months in Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean

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4:33 p.m. | Leap of 174 COVID-19 cases in the Quebec region

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3:22 pm | Outbreak at the Residence du Verger in Victoriaville: residents have recovered

3:19 pm | Two cases at the Québec-Lévis ferry

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2:59 pm | COVID-19 Shatters US Budget Deficit To Historic High

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14:42 | Belgium is closing its cafes and restaurants for 4 weeks on Monday

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2pm | Even if the number of daily COVID-19 cases were to halve by the end of October, Quebecers should not expect to return to a level of “normality” like that experienced this summer.

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13:52 | Over 8 million cases of COVID-19 recorded in the United States.

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1:30 p.m. | COVID-19 outbreak at Davie shipyard

12:30 pm | Italy passed the symbolic mark of 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours on Friday, confirming the inexorable rise in contagion in the country despite restrictions imposed by the government.

12:10 | Without the measures imposed since October 1 by the Legault government, the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths would have increased “exponentially”, reveal the most recent scenarios unveiled by the INSPQ, which highlight the need for an additional effort to flatten the curve.

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11:20 am | The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 1.1 million deaths worldwide.

11h00 | Quebec recorded, on Friday, 1,055 additional cases and 14 more deaths linked to COVID-19, for a total of 91,018 people infected and 6,018 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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10:35 am | More than 400,000 new cases of COVID-19 contamination were announced worldwide on Thursday alone, a record according to the count made by AFP on Friday from the reports provided by the health authorities.

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10:35 am | “We are going to starve”: Several hundred demonstrators protested Friday against the closure of bars and restaurants in Catalonia, ordered by the authorities to slow the progression of the epidemic in this region of northeastern Spain.

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8:25 am | US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer plans to seek emergency clearance for its COVID-19 vaccine from US authorities in the third week of November.

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8:00 am | The pandemic continues to abuse the finances of Loto-Québec, of which only the Casino de Mont-Tremblant is still open. With the closure of the Casino de Charlevoix, there are now 2,335 employees of the Crown corporation who have been temporarily dismissed due to the reconfinement.

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8:00 am | Effectiveness of corticosteroids, but only in severe cases, uselessness of hydroxychloroquine or antivirals used against the AIDS virus … We can now see more clearly on the treatments against COVID-19, even if their range remains limited.

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6:20 am | Antiviral drug Remdesivir, considered one of the most promising treatments for COVID-19, is not effective in preventing patient deaths, according to a study conducted with the support of the WHO.

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6:15 am | Chinese city offers residents “emergency vaccinations” against COVID-19, city officials say, the first known operation of this magnitude in the country, carried out with a vaccine not yet approved commercially.

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6:00 am | The Journal questioned three experts to find out the best practices to adopt in order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus on Halloween night, both for the children and for those who will distribute the candy.

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6:00 am | Hitting the slopes in powder snow will come with its share of constraints this year. Skiers must wear a neck warmer or balaclava covering the nose and mouth outside.

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6:00 am | The drastic drop in the number of organ donations that occurred in the midst of the pandemic last spring could now lead to delays for patients awaiting a precious transplant.

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5h50 | The Berlin Administrative Court on Friday canceled the obligation imposed on bars and restaurants in the German capital to close every day between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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