[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020] 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 all the news throughout the day related to this crisis which is hitting the population, governments and the economy.

LAST REVIEW

IN THE WORLD

  • Case: 29,398,712
  • Dead: 930 910

IN CANADA

  • Case: 138,572
  • Dead: 9188

IN QUEBEC

  • Case: 65,554
  • Dead: 5785

All the news for September 15, 2020

5:12 pm | “Untenable” working conditions, “haemorrhage” of staff, “exhausted” health workers: the health network cannot currently face a second wave, supports the president of the Interprofessional Health Federation of Quebec (FIQ), Nancy Bédard.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo QMI Agency, Joël Lemay

5:03 pm | Teachers and principals are worried about the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in schools, even if the data released remains incomplete, according to some.

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4:05 pm | COVID-19: California amusement parks are pushing for reopening

Closed for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disneyland, Universal Studios and many other California-based amusement parks have called on the state governor to publish the health criteria necessary for their reopening, to save ” tens of thousands of jobs ”.

The California Parks and Attractions Trade Association (CAPA), which represents the interests of some 30 theme parks, zoos, etc., “urges the Governor to make his recommendations public as soon as possible so that these vital attractions can responsibly reopen their doors ”and that local employees can return to work.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Since their closure six months ago, these parks have “devised detailed plans to reopen, with reduced capacity, compulsory masks and strict health protocols for visitors and employees alike (…) But to reopen, the parks need State recommendations, but these recommendations are long overdue, ”said in a statement received Tuesday by AFP Erin Guerrero, general manager of the association CAPA.

According to Ms. Guerrero, “tens of thousands of jobs” are at stake, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in tax benefits, not to mention “the local businesses that make a living from amusement parks.”

Disneyland Park, in Anaheim (south of Los Angeles), had initially planned to reopen gradually from July 17, but had to give up due to lack of green light from local authorities.

Disneyland is the second most visited amusement park in the world, behind Disney World in Orlando (Florida), which has already reopened. It usually attracts millions of tourists every year.

3:31 pm | A hairdresser “who knew she was contagious” styled 15 people in six different settings where seniors live, in Chaudière-Appalaches, revealed Tuesday the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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3:29 pm | The number of COVID-19 cases continued to climb across the country on Tuesday, while the number of deaths also increased in Quebec and Ontario.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

13:08 | The situation is “critical” and “worrying”, declares François Legault, asking Quebecers to respect the sanitary instructions. All the details of the Prime Minister’s press briefing.

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1:07 p.m. | United States: 78% of children who died from COVID-19 were from minorities.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

12h56 | Because of the health crisis, the image of the United States abroad at its lowest.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

12:01 am | COVID-19: four other regions will go on yellow “early warning”.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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11:39 am | Coronavirus: 20% of South Africans may have already been infected.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Some 12 million South Africans could already have contracted the coronavirus, estimates the Minister of Health, while statistics have confirmed for several weeks a decline in the epidemic.

Officially, the country has 650,749 cases, or 47.8% of the cases recorded throughout Africa.

But the true contamination figures could be much larger, by extrapolating from studies carried out on antibodies.

“Updated models are currently predicting that there would likely be a total of 12 million South Africans (detected and undetected) infected with the coronavirus, or around 20% of the population,” wrote the Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize in a statement Monday evening.

The country is conducting a study to establish the precise level of coronavirus antibody seroprevalence among its population of 58 million.

For the Minister of Health, the drop in the number of new infections observed in recent weeks “raises the question of the level of immunity that may already exist” in the country.

For Professor Shabir Madhi of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, a specialist in the issue, the infection rate could even be 35 to 40% in the most densely populated regions of the country, he said on Sunday. an online conference.

11:10 am | Quebec has 292 additional cases of COVID-19 and 5 new deaths; the toll reached 65,554 infected people and 5,785 patients who died from the virus.

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10:25 am | Virus: back to school in Tunisia after a six-month hiatus.

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10:24 am | Massive screening at the Sans-Frontière school in Quebec.

9:54 am | According to recently updated official data from Quebec, 283 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in 172 schools in the province.

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8:54 am | COVID-19: New restrictions in Denmark amid rising cases.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Denmark announced on Tuesday new restrictions in the face of the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, with a new call from the Prime Minister to respect instructions to start reducing her contacts again.

“The contamination is at a high level. The number of hospitalized people has increased. The health institute warns that we are on the verge of something that can turn into a second wave, ”explained the head of government Mette Frederiksen on Instagram.

“Now is when it matters. We must follow the recommendations of the health authorities ”, she insisted.

The Infectious Disease Control Authority (ISS) advises everyone to create a “social bubble”.

“We need to find maybe five or ten people to hang out with. It is with them that we will spend the fall. Children have to choose classmates in their class, ”SSI director Kåre Mølbak said at a press conference.

In Copenhagen and its suburbs, the party is now over at 10 p.m., when bars and restaurants are asked to close.

For the fourth day in a row, more than 300 new cases of contamination have been recorded in this Scandinavian country of 5.8 million inhabitants, a level similar to that recorded in April.

8:53 am | COVID-19: Sweden will lift the ban on visits to retirement homes.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

7:57 am | A vaccine against COVID-19 could be available to the general public in China as early as November, a senior official said, as the race continues between laboratories around the world.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

6:42 am | Coronavirus: British government criticized for screening failures.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

6:42 am | Australia: No death from coronavirus for the first time in two months.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

6:35 am | China is confining an entire city after three cases of COVID-19.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

6:33 am | In Mexico, the invisible people who fight against the epidemic.

[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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