[EN DIRECT 12 NOVEMBRE] 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.

You will find here, throughout the day, all the news concerning the crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.



  • Case: 52 208 441
  • Death: 1,285,709


  • Case: 277,061; 118,529 in Quebec
  • Death: 10,685; 6515 in Quebec


7:26 am | The Federation of Workers of Quebec invites the population and the world of work to take a 15-minute break, Thursday at 10 a.m., in tribute to front-line staff in the health and education sectors.

6:31 am | Virus: “first signs” of improvement in Germany.

Germany, which has closed its bars, restaurants and many public facilities for a month, is experiencing “first signs” of an improvement in the curve of infections with the new coronavirus, the Robert Koch health watch institute said Thursday.

“The curve is flattening,” Institute director Lothar Wieler said at a press conference, welcoming “early signs” of improvement on the pandemic front.

Restrictive measures, such as the closure of bars and restaurants, the obligation to wear a mask or the strict restrictions on private meetings, “show that we are not powerless” in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic, argued Mr. Wieler.

The situation remains “very serious” with nearly 22,000 new cases officially recorded in the last 24 hours, however warned the director of the Robert Koch institute.

“We must prevent the situation from deteriorating (…) Our goal is to bring infections back to a level that our health system can cope with,” he added.

4:26 | More than $ 500 million is expected to be pledged Thursday for a device to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines for all countries, organizers of the Peace Forum said.

1h30 | The private residence of the Builders in Baie-Saint-Paul, which has about forty nuns, lost in the last hours a sixth sister of the Congregation of the Little Franciscans of Mary, also carried away by COVID-19.

1h00 | Medical gowns urgently purchased by the Trudeau government from a virtually unknown small company cost nearly a quarter of a billion more than normal, our Bureau of Investigation has found.

TO READ | The moment of truth on the budgetary damage of the pandemic.


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