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Here you will find all the news throughout the day related to this crisis that is affecting the population, governments and the economy.
BALANCE SHEET AT 5.30 AM
Case: 97,953 cases, 53,666 in Quebec
Death: 8049, 5148 in Quebec
ALL THE NEWS
7:39 am | After the pandemic, the pope invites to “reach out to the poor”.
Pope Francis invites humanity, in a message published on Saturday, to “reach out to the poor”, lambasting in passing “cynicism” and “indifference” to those who move fortunes from their computers, or get richer by selling weapons and drugs.
“In these months when the whole world was overwhelmed by a virus that brought pain and death, distress and bewilderment, how many outstretched hands we could see! “Appreciated the pope in a message for the World Day of the Poor on November 15.
Paying tribute once again to the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, volunteers or priests who devoted themselves to the front line at the risk of their lives during the pandemic, the pope considered that they “defied contagion and fear to bring support and consolation ”.
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7:30 am | Botswana: strict confinement imposed in the capital Gaborone.
Botswana authorities announced strict containment for the capital Gaborone as of Saturday after the discovery of 12 new cases of new coronavirus infection in the country, half of which is concentrated in the capital.
“Following the discovery of new cases of COVID-19 in Gaborone, the presidential working group (on the pandemic) has decided to impose containment” in the Gaborone region from Saturday and for a period indefinite announced the coordinator of this working group, Kereng Masupu.
“This decision means that there can be no movement without authorization” and that “only essential services are authorized,” he said in a statement.
No one is allowed to leave the Gaborone area, he said.
The move came after 12 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Botswana, including six in the capital region. Botswana, a country in southern Africa, has a population of around 2.2 million.
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3.15am | Spain generates doubts by “freezing” the number of coronavirus deaths.
Spain has been “freezing” its total number of coronavirus deaths for days, thus leaving room for doubt about the development of the epidemic in one of the countries most grieving by COVID-19.
Since June 7, the death counter has been stopped at 27,136.
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1h49 | The Tokyo Olympics will be safe, says the governor.
Tokyo Olympics postponed to summer 2021 will be safe despite pandemic, governor of Japanese capital Yuriko Koike told AFP, promising to “mobilize 120%” so that the event can take place .
1:02 | Borders are reopening in Europe … a little, a lot, or not at all.
0:45 | In the midst of deconfinement, hospitals in Honduras “on the verge of collapse”.
In Honduras, as elsewhere in Latin America, activity resumes when the coronavirus epidemic has not yet reached its peak, raising fears of doctors who denounce the situation of hospitals “on the brink of collapse”.
“Even in my worst nightmares, I never thought I was going through this,” said director of the Cardiovascular Hospital, Nora Maradiaga, during an interview with the local television channel HCH. Already, 69 patients with coronavirus admitted to his establishment have died there, she said.
Its hospital is close to saturation with 96 patients, with a maximum capacity of 107 beds.
12:10 am | Coronavirus rebound: several neighborhoods in Beijing confined.
Eleven residential areas in southern Beijing are under containment due to the appearance of a new outbreak of coronavirus in a nearby market, authorities said on Saturday.
Seven cases of COVID-19 contamination have been identified in the vicinity of the Xinfadi market, including six on Saturday, according to health authorities. Nine surrounding schools and kindergartens have been closed.
0:05 am | After almost four months of crisis, Ecuador believes it has controlled the pandemic.