[LIVE, JULY 21] All the developments of the pandemic

[EN DIRECT 21 JUILLET] Tous les développements de la pandémie

Whether in Québec or elsewhere on the planet, the pandemic of the COVID-19 disrupts our lives for the past several months.

You will find here all the news throughout the day, this crisis that hit the population, governments and the economy.

LAST BALANCE SHEET

GLOBAL

Case : 14 723 194

Death : 610 292

CANADA

Case : 111 124, 57 616, Quebec

Death : 8853, 5657 Quebec

All the news of the July 21, 2020

6h36 | Coronavirus : less than 1000 new cases in Delhi, a first in 49 days.

New Delhi has identified Tuesday, for the first time in seven weeks, fewer than 1000 new cases of coronavirus, while more and more indian States decide restrictions to slow the progression of the COVID-19

India became last week the third country after the United States and Brazil, to exceed a million cases. But many experts believe this figure is much lower than the reality, because the rate of screening remains low.

More than 28 000 patients have died. The State of Maharashtra (west), where Bombay and its slums, is the most affected, in front of the national capital region and Tamil Nadu (south).

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi had imposed at the end of march a strict containment, but it has been very relaxed these past few months to reduce its impact on the economy.

Regardless of the federal government, several States have strengthened the local restrictions as to the rise in cases, particularly in Bangalore, Bihar and in some parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

On Monday, the authorities in West Bengal (is), in a State where live 90 million people, have announced a confinement of two days per week.

6h18 | South Africa: hospitalization of two ministers having contracted the virus.

Two ministers of south africans that have contracted the COVID-19 have been hospitalized, the government announced on Tuesday while South Africa is the fifth country in the world most affected by the pandemic in terms of confirmed cases.

“The minister of Employment and Labour, Mr. Thembelani Thulas Nxesi, has been admitted to the hospital last night (Monday) because of the COVID-19. The minister had been tested positive, there is about a week and was up to yesterday evening (Monday) in quarantine at home “, according to a government communiqué published on Tuesday.

“He was admitted to the hospital on the advice of his doctors to have access to (…) an appropriate follow-up,” added the government stating that the minister, at the age of 61 years, ” is the second member of the government to be admitted to the hospital.”

The minister of Energy, Gwede Mantashe, over the age of 65 years, has also been hospitalized Monday “on the advice of (his) family doctor to be better follow-up,” according to another press release by the government.

He and his wife had been ” tested positive Covid-19 there is about a week “. This last will continue her quarantine at home, said the government, which wished to both ” a speedy recovery “.

6: 17 | /Iran virus: a new record of deaths, 229 recorded in 24 hours.

The iranian authorities announced on Tuesday, have recorded 229 deaths related to the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a record figure since the beginning in mid-February of the epidemic in Iran is the most affected country in the Middle East.

“We have lost 229 of our compatriots by reason of the COVID-19 in the last 24 hours,” said the spokesman of the ministry of Health, Sima Sadat Lari in the course of his daily press briefings, which bears the balance sheet of the pandemic in Iran to 14 634 deaths.

4h15 | coronavirus? A “conspiracy” american! How to get rid of it? “Summer kills the virus!” On social networks in Arabic, the false information about the COVID-19 proliferate much to the chagrin of the collective who are trying to re-establish essential truths.

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