Monday, October 26

[EN DIRECT 18 OCTOBRE 2020] All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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: 39 485 409
Death: 1,106,519

Case: 196 285, 92 297 in Quebec
Death: 9746, 6032 in Quebec

Case: 8 076 103
Death: 218,869


8:17 am | Faced with a rebound in the epidemic, Switzerland imposes the wearing of masks in confined spaces

5:42 am | Coronavirus survives 9 hours on skin, 5 times longer than flu

In comparison, the pathogen that causes influenza survives on the skin for about 1.8 hours, says the study published this month in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

5:19 am | Italy mobilizes an additional 39 billion euros

Among the main measures adopted include 1.4 billion euros for the extension of the contracts of 30,000 doctors and nurses, 400 million for the purchase of vaccines, and 1.2 billion to hire 25,000 teachers.

4h53 | Curfew in France: a deserted Saturday night in Paris

4:22 | Beginning of progressive deconfinement in Israel

Nurseries, kindergartens, national parks and beaches have reopened, businesses that do not welcome the public have been able to return to work and Israelis are now allowed to travel more than a kilometer from their homes.

Gatherings are however limited to less than 10 people indoors and 20 outdoors.

1h15 | Relaxation of measures in Melbourne after drop in cases

Authorities on Sunday lifted the measure that limited the time people could spend away from their homes to two hours to engage in authorized activities.

They have also extended the distance they can travel to 25 kilometers to exercise, buy basic necessities and work in professions deemed essential to society.

1h | In the country where the mask is optional

No compulsory masks, no closures of schools, restaurants and bars: a Quebecer has decided to go and live for three months in Sweden, where life does not seem to have stopped.

1h | Dog breeders denounce profiteers

Dog breeders accuse some profiteers of exaggeratingly raising their prices due to increased demand for pets since the start of the pandemic.

[EN DIRECT 18 OCTOBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic


0h45 | Faced with an entire season without spectators, the entertainment world struggles in the United States

Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera or the New York Philharmonic in the dark until June 2021, the American entertainment world is resigned to the idea of ​​an entire season without spectators, racking their brains to show their talents to the public and stay afloat financially.

0h00 | Golf has seen a surge in popularity due to distancing measures

“The clientele of 7 to 15 year olds has exploded, but it is the 18-35 year olds who have been the big surprise. They have invaded the courses, ”notes the president of the Association des clubs de golf du Québec (ACGQ), Martin Ducharme.

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