[EN DIRECT 4 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.

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

LAST REVIEW

PLANETARY

Case: 26,410,996

Dead: 870 650

IN THE COUNTRY

Case: 130 825

Dead: 9139

IN QUEBEC

Case: 63 117

Dead: 5768

All the news for Friday, September 4, 2020

2:00 p.m. | The mayoress of Montreal, Valérie Plante, wishes at all costs to avoid a reconfinement of the metropolis on the sidelines of a possible second wave of COVID-19.

12:30 pm | Switzerland recorded more than 400 new cases of coronavirus on Friday in 24 hours for the first time since mid-April, contaminations which now mainly concern those under 40.

11:05 am | Quebec passes the 63,000 confirmed cases mark with 184 new people infected and one additional death.

[EN DIRECT 4 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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9:25 am | The unemployment rate in the United States fell to 8.4% in August, dropping below 10% for the first time since April and falling far more than expected from July, the Labor Department said on Friday.

8:42 am | The unemployment rate in Quebec fell in August by 0.8 percentage point to 8.7% while employment increased by 54,000 (+ 1.3%). Domestically, the unemployment rate stood at 10.2%, down 0.7 percentage points.

8:09 am | The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it would not expect widespread vaccination against COVID-19 until mid-2021.

[EN DIRECT 4 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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7:15 am | Preliminary study released on Friday shows coronavirus vaccine under development in Russia does trigger immune response and did not cause serious side effects, which the Russian government said a month ago, but without publishing its data.

6:55 am | Meetings limited to 10 people, cocktails and dances prohibited at weddings: the Madrid region, the most affected by the rebound of the COVID-19 epidemic in Spain, adopted new measures on Friday in the face of the explosion of cases.

[EN DIRECT 4 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

6:00 am | Faced with the threat of a ban on karaoke in bars, of singers do not want to give up on this activity because of a handful of recalcitrant who do not follow the instructions of public health.

[EN DIRECT 4 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

5h36 | The British government on Friday acknowledged some “confusion” created by the different quarantine requirements imposed by the nations of the United Kingdom on travelers, which rekindled the anger of the transport sector over the management of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

5h00 | A French farmer has invented a natural and biodegradable hydroalcoholic gel made from tap water.

[EN DIRECT 4 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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