Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives.
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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 8:00 AM
Case : 99 467, 54 146 in Quebec
Death : 8213, 5269 in Quebec
ALL THE NEWS FROM JUNE 17
8:18 am | Coronavirus: Sweden crosses the barrier of 5000 dead.
7:22 am | Over 100 new deaths for the fourth consecutive day.
More than 100 new deaths were recorded Wednesday in Iran for the fourth consecutive day, according to authorities who blamed rallies in high-risk provinces to explain an increase in infections.
“The organization of gatherings, such as weddings and funerals, is one of the main reasons for the increase in infections with the new coronavirus in the red provinces”, the highest level of risk according to the color code adopted by Tehran, said Deputy Minister of Health Iraj Harirchi.
“In one province, 120 people have been infected in one marriage,” he said, quoted by the agency Isna.
Ministry of Health spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari gave a new official death toll of 9,158 people after 120 deaths in the past 24 hours.
This is the most important daily balance sheet in Iran since April 11.
6:48 am | Virus: Germany wants to ban large rallies until at least November.
6:37 am | Honduras: President and his wife positive for coronavirus.
The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, announced that he and his wife had tested positive for the new coronavirus that continues to rage in Latin America.
“Over the weekend, I started to feel pain and today I was diagnosed with COVID-19,” the 51-year-old president told reporters on Tuesday.
He added that he would continue to carry out his “telework” duties while undergoing treatment for his “mild symptoms”. His wife, Ana García, for his part is currently “asymptomatic”, he said.
At the same time, Mr. Hernandez deplored the “collapse” of the hospital system in the face of the large number of patients and announced the dispatch on Tuesday of brigades to San Pedro Sula (North) and the capital, main centers of contagion, to treat at home people with coronavirus.
TO READ | Back to class “closer to normal” this fall.
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Jean-François Roussel, director of Polyvalente de Charlesbourg in Quebec City, recognizes that young people will have to make an adjustment effort at the start of the school year. But that is nothing compared to the constraints imposed on them in recent months, he said.
5:26 am | Screenings are in free fall in the province.
After hammering out that screening was the crux of the war against COVID-19, Quebec finds that fewer and fewer people are being tested, especially in Montreal, where mobile clinics will be abandoned on buses as of Friday.
4:40 am | In the clandestine bars of Libreville, one toast despite the coronavirus.
4:09 am | In Russia, a “disinfecting tunnel” to access Putin.
The Russian authorities have installed a disinfection airlock which sprinkles products on visitors authorized to access President Vladimir Putin in his residence, so as not to risk contamination with the new coronavirus.
2:03 am | The European car market fell again by 52.3% in May.
Victim of the pandemic, the European car market still collapsed by 52.3% in May over a year, less heavily than in April however thanks to the reopening of dealers in many countries, according to data published Wednesday.
0h57 | WHO hails breakthrough research, Beijing worried.
British researchers announced Tuesday that they have made “a major breakthrough” in the treatment of seriously ill patients with COVID-19, at a time when China is facing a worrying outbreak of the disease in Beijing
12:29 | More than 2,000 deaths added in one day in India, 11,903 in total.
The human toll of the coronavirus epidemic in India has increased by 2,000 dead in one day, bringing the total to 11,903 deaths in the South Asian giant, according to new official figures on Wednesday.