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.
Case: 38 344 196
Case: 188 805, 88 994 in Quebec
Death: 9661, 5977 in Quebec
ALL THE NEWS FOR TUESDAY OCTOBER 14, 2020
5:06 pm | Coronavirus: Germany tightens restrictions
Germany will introduce new, more restrictive measures in an attempt to combat a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Wednesday evening after a meeting with officials from the 16 regional states.
The number of participants in private events will, for example, be limited to 15 in regions recording more than 35 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days.
“I am convinced that what we are going to do now will determine the way in which we will get through this pandemic”, commented the Chancellor.
4:38 pm | Barron Trump, 14, son of Donald and Melania Trump, was also tested positive for COVID-19, the First Lady of the United States said on Wednesday, adding that he has since been negative again.
4:31 pm | Youth mental health: Are we “falling apart” wonders Geneviève Pettersen
File photo, Stevens LeBlanc
4:06 pm | Quebec and Ontario continue to stagnate, posting a number of new similar ones day after day, even if the number of tests carried out is in free fall in these two provinces.
3:51 pm | Régis Labeaume believes that the containment measures imposed by the Legault government will continue after October 28. The psychological effects on citizens will be extremely harsh, he anticipates.
3:03 pm | COVID-19 vaccines are only in clinical trials, but YouTube, like Facebook, is taking the lead: social network now bans vaccine misinformation, which could damage trust in future campaigns vaccination.
14:31 | Containment can be very tough on morale and can even become too much for people with mental health issues to bear.
13:37 | The French government re-established by decree on Wednesday the state of health emergency, which gives a legal framework to certain restrictions, from October 17 at midnight throughout the national territory, due to the worsening COVID-19 epidemic.
13:35 | The COVID-19 survivor who took part in the government advertising campaign gave an initial interview on Wednesday to QUB radio.
13:27 | The very strict confinement last spring seems to have had a catalytic effect on eating disorders among young people where, from the end of May, a marked increase in emergency hospitalizations was noted.
1:05 pm | The health crisis linked to COVID-19 has the effect of demotivating workers in the country, according to a study by the firm Morneau Shepell, which speaks of almost four in 10 employees in this state.
12:08 am | Russia has registered its second coronavirus vaccine, a step in Russia before final phase of clinical trials, President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday, as the number of daily contaminations broke a new record.
11:23 am | More than 10,000 people have died from the new coronavirus in Iraq where the health system struggles to cope with the influx of patients, the Iraqi Minister of Health announced on Wednesday.
11:21 am | The Portuguese government on Wednesday announced its intention to ask Parliament to legislate to make it compulsory to wear masks in the street and downloading a mobile contact tracing application.
11:15 am | Quebec deplores an increase of 844 new infections, to which are added 359 cases that occurred between October 10 and 12, as well as six more deaths.
10:26 am | Cristiano Ronaldo, tested positive for COVID-19, left the Portugal team’s base camp on the outskirts of Lisbon on Wednesday to board a medical plane that was supposed to take him back to Turin, in northern Italy, several Portuguese media reported.
9:10 am | COVID-19 pandemic threatens to undo recent progress in the fight against tuberculosis, hitherto the main infectious killerWHO warned on Wednesday.
9:00 am | Bars and restaurants will be closed for 15 days in the Spanish region of Catalonia from Thursday evening in order to slow the progression of the COVID-19 epidemic, regional authorities announced.
8:15 am | Restrictions linked to the COVID-19 outbreak led to an unprecedented drop in CO2 emissions in the first half of 2020, more than during the 2008 financial crisis and World War II, experts said Wednesday.
7:30 am | Northern Ireland has decreed for four weeks the most restrictive restrictions in the state in the United Kingdom in the face of the resurgence of the new coronavirus, as pressure increases on Boris Johnson to take similar measures in England.
6:20 am | The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for more than 200,000 deaths, directly and indirectly, in around twenty Western countries, estimates a study published Wednesday.
6:15 am | Angela Merkel wants to impose new restrictions in Germany, including an expanded mask obligation, in the face of the rise in COVID-19 infections.
6:00 am | The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are playing hiding by refusing to say how many employees work at the Montreal headquarters (HQ), located in the red zone.
5h00 | The hen will be unrecognizable when she returns to the air Thursday night. Pandemic forces, TVA and Loto-Quebec have developed a new formula to allow the popular game show to resume service without deviating from government directives, which wishes to restrict travel between regions.