[EN DIRECT] All the developments of the pandemic

Photo of author

By admin

Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for several months.

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



Case: 32 709 306
Death: 991 644


Case: 151 671, 71 005 in Quebec

Death: 9262, 5821 in Quebec


19:50 | Even if they were spared by the first wave of coronavirus, private residences for the elderly (RPA) are taking health measures to the letter to avoid being hit hard.

4:21 pm | New York State, former epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States, recorded, for the first time since June, more than 1,000 cases of contamination in one daylocal authorities said on Saturday.

3:57 pm | Relatively spared from COVID-19 so far, the Magdalen Islands must now face the first two outbreaks on their territory since the very beginning of the pandemic.

Simon Clark archive photo

15:47 | Coronavirus: early closing of bars at 11 p.m. in Brussels

Bars and cafes in Brussels will have to close their doors at 11 p.m. from Monday, regional authorities announced on Saturday, as part of new restrictive measures in the face of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

This two-hour early closure of places of alcohol consumption does not, however, concern restaurants, a spokesperson for the head of the regional executive Rudi Vervoort told AFP, after a crisis meeting. of the mayors of Brussels.

All other businesses selling drinks or food will have to close at 10 p.m. and food consumption will be banned in markets, spokesperson Nancy Ngoma added. The bourgmestres (mayors) have also decided to strengthen the control of the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people on public roads, in particular when bars are closed.

On Wednesday, the regional executive announced that wearing a mask would no longer be compulsory outdoors everywhere in Brussels from October 1.

This obligation was imposed on August 12 throughout the territory of the Brussels-Capital region, without distinction of place or time, arousing criticism.

But it will be mandatory to have a mask on yourself at all times, decided the crisis unit on Saturday. Outside of very busy areas where wearing a mask remains mandatory, it will be strongly recommended as soon as physical distancing is not possible, and mandatory in shopping areas and around schools.

From September 16 to 22, 10,785 new cases were diagnosed in Belgium, including 22% in Brussels. Over this period, the rate of positive Covid-19 tests reached 9.5%, a rate very far above the Belgian average of 4.4%, according to official data.

In Belgium, a country of 11.5 million inhabitants, the authorities recorded on Saturday 110,976 cases of COVID-19 and 9,969 deaths, one of the highest death rates in Europe.

2:08 pm | The situation is going from bad to worse at the Granby Hospital, where the authorities reported on Saturday that a third sector of the hospital center is the scene of a new outbreak.

MICHEL ST-JEAN archive photo

2:07 pm | France has recorded more than 14,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, a figure slightly down from the last 48 hours, but the positivity rate continues to increase, according to data released Saturday evening by Public Health France .

12h59 | The upward trend in the number of COVID-19 cases and the number of hospitalizations continued to worry public health officials across the country on Saturday.

12.55pm | Ten people were arrested and four police officers injured on Saturday in London during a protest that brought together thousands of opponents of restrictions taken in the United Kingdom in the face of the resurgence of the new coronavirus, police said.

12:22 | A new study on the impact of COVID-19 in children suggests that their innate immune systems destroy the coronavirus before it can even do any damage.

12:05 pm | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday called for unity against future pandemics and insisted before the UN on the need to understand how the new coronavirus has spread.

11:22 am | The second wave of COVID-19 no longer affects only the elderly in CHSLDs, but affects the entire population in all regions of Quebec.

11:03 am | Quebec reports 698 new cases and 7 additional deaths, bringing the total to 71,005 infected people and 5,821 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

10:45 am | Burma: sharp rise in cases of contamination in Yangon.

Yangon, the economic capital and largest city in Burma, is facing a surge in the number of cases of contamination with the new coronavirus, the medical profession, already overwhelmed by the situation, fearing thousands of new cases in the coming days, reported on Saturday doctors and the media.

Burma, where the health system is one of the most precarious in the world, has so far been relatively spared from COVID-19, with fewer than 400 officially recorded cases and six deaths recorded in August.

But the spread of the virus from the west of the country has accelerated and the number of cases of contamination has doubled every week, for a total of 174 deaths. Some 6,000 people are being quarantined in Yangon and on Saturday, state media reported that seven new centers had been built to isolate another 1,000 people.

“We estimate that there could be 10,000 new cases here,” said Ye Nyi Nyi Htut, a doctor at a city hospital. Medical staff around Yangon are “exhausted” with the influx of patients, he added.

Strict containment measures have been imposed on Rangoon, which risk worsening the situation of the poorest.

10:35 am | The spread of COVID-19 is picking up again and the World Health Organization probably predicts 2 million deaths, but a good part of the population, that of the United Kingdom at least, does not seem to understand the dangers lurking there. ‘humanity.

7:40 am | Alberta is exploring the option of saliva sampling as a new means of testing for COVID-19. If the results are convincing, it will be possible to test yourself without the help of health personnel.

TO READ | Quebec’s Public Health opened an investigation in early September into revelers who allegedly frequented bars knowing they were infected. Those irresponsible people who put the health of others at risk face fines of $ 1,000 to $ 6,000.

6:00 am | [EN 5 MINUTES] One in two Americans say no to the vaccine.

5h24 | 16,000 COVID-19-related deaths expected by January in Canada.

3:06 am | Until then relatively spared from the pandemic, indigenous communities are now facing a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

0h00 | Second blow for graduates who completed their fifth secondary in the midst of a pandemic: several proms, which had been postponed until this fall, will ultimately not take place.

Leave a Comment