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 : 22 975 117
Death : at least 800,000
Case: 124 138, 61 495 in Quebec
Death: 9060, 5733 in Quebec
ALL THE NEWS OF THE DAY
8:56 am | Coronavirus: Iraq exceeds 200,000 infections.
Iraq, which now records 4,000 new cases of contamination with the novel coronavirus on average every day, surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, a critical threshold in a country with a health system on its knees for years.
According to statistics communicated daily by the Ministry of Health, 201,050 Iraqis have contracted the disease COVID-19 since the first recorded case in late February, of which 6,353 have died, while 143,393 have been declared cured.
Despite the sharp increase in the number of daily cases, Baghdad, which is going through the worst economic crisis in its history, decided to lift the containment measures recently.
Authorities are now imposing a night-time curfew of a few hours and have reopened all airports in the country. Land borders remain officially closed to travelers, but not to goods.
In addition, the Shiite holy city of Kerbala (south) began Friday the commemorations of the month of mourning of moharram, the occasion of processions and crowd movements, which raise fears of an outbreak of the epidemic.
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2h37 | The number of new daily cases in Germany exceeds 2,000.
The number of new cases of COVID-19 contamination in Germany has surpassed 2,000 in the past 24 hours, a level more reached since the end of April, authorities said on Saturday.
2h10 | The tightening of restrictions extended to South Korea.
South Korea announced on Saturday that it would extend to its entire territory from Sunday the strengthening of the restrictive measures applied in the Seoul region, including sports events behind closed doors, in order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.
The decision was taken after the country, which had so far succeeded in curbing the epidemic through a very extensive strategy of testing and tracing the contacts of those infected, recorded more than 300 new COVID-19 cases during two consecutive days, including 332 Saturdays, a record since March.
“We are in a very fragile phase which could see the start of a second national wave,” Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said during a press briefing.
South Korea had since Tuesday banned large gatherings and ordered the closure of nightclubs, museums and some restaurants in Seoul and its region due to an increase in coronavirus cases.
The reinforced restrictive measures concern the gatherings of people, but also professional sport activities, with sporting matches once again being held behind closed doors.
0h46 | Northern Argentina, “red zone” of the epidemic.
After going nearly 100 days without a COVID-19 case, the province of Jujuy, one of the poorest in Argentina, faces an exponential increase in cases and doctors are bracing for a risk of “collapse” of the health system.