[EN DIRECT 26 JANVIER] All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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Here you will find all the news related to this crisis which has hit the population, governments and the economy for several months.


  • Case: 99 839 462
  • Death: 2,143,861


  • Case: 753,011, including 256,002 in Quebec
  • Death: 19,238, including 9,577 in Quebec


11:33 am | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterates that his government will announce “very soon” new measures to deter Canadians from traveling despite the pandemic.

11:04 am | A cumulative loss of 22 trillion dollars for the world GDP: the pandemic will leave traces for a long time on the world economy even if the accelerated vaccination gives hope for stronger growth than expected this year, warned Tuesday the International Monetary Fund .

11:01 am | The downward trend continues in Quebec; the province reports 1,166 new cases, but deplores 57 additional deaths.

10:58 am | The Jean Coutu Group wants to participate in the vaccination campaign of Quebecers against COVID-19. Management says it is waiting for the next directives from the Legault government.

10:30 am | The deadline for curfews and stricter measures in the province is fast approaching, and many are wondering, in light of COVID-19 reports which are improving day by day, whether certain measures should be taken. lifted at this time.

8:59 am | Germany plans to stop flights to its territory.

Germany plans to reduce international air traffic to its territory to “almost nothing” in the face of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister of the Interior announced on Tuesday.

“The danger posed by the various virus mutations demands that we within the government examine and discuss drastic measures,” Horst Seehofer told the daily Bild.

Among them, “stricter border controls, in particular with areas considered to be at very high risk, but also the reduction of air traffic to Germany to almost nothing, as Israel is currently doing”, he said. -he adds.

“The population, which accepts major restrictions in Germany” in the face of the pandemic, “expects us to protect them as best as possible from an explosion in the number of cases,” said Mr Seehofer.

The daily number of new infections in the country has tended to drop in recent days, below the threshold of 10,000, following new restriction measures planned until mid-February. But the death rate remains high, at around a thousand a day, and the authorities are especially worried about an upsurge to come due to the various mutations of the virus.

According to some media, Chancellor Angela Merkel herself raised the possibility of a stop or a sharp reduction in international air traffic during a closed-door meeting with her MPs.

7:06 am | Iran approves Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

[EN DIRECT 26 JANVIER 2021]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Iran has licensed Russia’s vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Sputnik V, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, visiting Moscow, said on Tuesday.

“The Sputnik V vaccine was registered in Iran yesterday. It has been approved by our health authorities, and in the near future we hope that we can buy it, as well as start joint production, ”Zarif said at a press conference.

6:21 am | Indonesia passes the milestone of one million COVID-19 cases.

[EN DIRECT 26 JANVIER 2021]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Indonesia surpassed the milestone of one million COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, according to official statistics, as the government launched a massive vaccination campaign to regain control of the rapidly spreading epidemic in the archipelago.

The Southeast Asian country of nearly 270 million people has recorded 1,012,350 cases of COVID-19 and nearly 29,000 deaths, according to figures released Tuesday, but scientists believe the scale of the he epidemic is undoubtedly much larger, given the low number of tests carried out.

“I think we reached one million cases of COVID-19 a long time ago,” Pandu Riono, an epidemiologist at the University of Indonesia, told AFP.

“We’re still climbing a mountain, and we don’t know where the top is. It is an endless ascent ”.

Since the first cases detected in March, Indonesia has seen a gradual increase in the number of cases which has accelerated in recent weeks, with more than 13,000 new daily cases announced on Tuesday.

Some hospitals in the country are overwhelmed by patients, especially in the conurbation of the capital Jakarta.

Some patients could not be admitted to intensive care and places to isolate patients are lacking, according to local media. Authorities in the city of Madiun, east of Java, have equipped trains this week with beds to isolate patients.

5:19 am | German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Tuesday he favored restricting exports of vaccines produced in the EU, as delays in the delivery of COVID-19 remedies accumulate.

5h00 | An outbreak of COVID-19 is underway in residences at McGill University, where a total of 44 cases were confirmed by management on Monday.

4h24 | Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon said on Tuesday that the novel coronavirus epidemic was over in Tajikistan, a small and very poor country in Central Asia.

[EN DIRECT 26 JANVIER 2021]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

1h32 | The Japanese government still intends to mobilize 10,000 doctors and nurses for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled in six months, said the minister in charge of the Olympics on Tuesday, although the Japanese medical system is currently saturated with the coronavirus.

1h08 | New Zealand’s borders are expected to remain closed for much of the year while measuring the global impact of Covid-19 vaccination campaigns, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Tuesday.

[EN DIRECT 26 JANVIER 2021]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

1h00 | A delivery woman with an intestinal disease inspired the launch of a petition to convince traders to keep their toilets accessible to customers during these times of confinement.

[EN DIRECT 26 JANVIER 2021]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

0h00 | COVID-19 may have taken Gérarda and Roger Moisan’s life, but it will never get the better of their love. Married for 68 years, they recently died a few days apart in Quebec, not being able to live without the other.

[EN DIRECT 26 JANVIER 2021]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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[EN DIRECT 26 JANVIER 2021]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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