[LIVE, JULY 4] All the developments of the pandemic

[EN DIRECT 4 JUILLET] Tous les développements de la pandémie

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

You will find here all the news throughout the day related to this crisis, which is hitting the population, governments and the economy.



Case : 11 093 182

Death : 525 491


Case : 105 091, 55 784 in Quebec

Death : 8663, 5566, Quebec


11h08 | Quebec account 6 additional deaths due to the COVID-19.

10h17 | Virus: wearing a mask mandatory as soon as Sunday in Iran, 148 new death.

Wearing a mask will be mandatory to enter in some public places covered in Iran, said Saturday the president Hassan Rohani, while 148 deaths were recorded in the countries most affected by the pandemic in the Middle East.

At a meeting of the Committee to combat the epidemic, Mr. Rohani has announced the entry into force of the new measure on Sunday: “from tomorrow, it will be necessary to wear a mask if you want to enter in a covered area “, he said.

Since the end of June, the ministry of Health had launched a campaign “I am wearing a mask,” to encourage the Iranians to protect themselves against the virus.

The new balance daily brings the total number of victims to 11.408 dead, said Saturday on State television, the spokesman of the ministry of Health Sima, Sadat Lari.

“Over the past 24 hours, we have identified 2.449 new cases linked to the virus, bringing to 237.878 the total contamination “, added Ms. Lari.

The application of the new measure could, however, be difficult, because, according to the Municipality of Tehran, many people do not wear any mask by using the public transport of the capital, where it is already mandatory.

10h13 | Spain opens widely, but reconfine 200 000 inhabitants.

Spain has reconfiné Saturday, more than 200 000 of its inhabitants in Catalonia, and monitors several dozen outbreaks of the contagion of coronaviruses in other regions, while opening itself more widely to foreign visitors.

With at least 28 385 dead, Spain is one of the countries most affected by the pandemic of novel coronavirus, but the authorities believe they have managed to control the contagion, after the severe containment of more than three months of the entire population, which had been lifted on 21 June.

However, the country has registered on Friday, 17 died of the coronavirus in a day, according to the ministry of Health, the largest daily number of deaths since 19 June. And the authorities are concerned about more than fifty outbreaks of contagion are listed in almost all regions.

The president of Catalonia (north-east), Quim Torra, announced on Saturday that the entire area around the town of Lerida, 150 km west of Barcelona, was isolated from the rest of the region, as early as the mid-day.

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7h42 | The English found fun before the confinement.

After three months of inactivity, the hairdressers have pruned Saturday, their first manes, and the pubs served their first pints of beer on-site, marking a major milestone in the release of the confinement in England, fears of excess and new infections with the coronavirus.

7: 33 | thousands of people reconfinées in Australia.

Thousands of residents of Melbourne, living in several apartment buildings, are going to have to stay confined to their homes for at least five days from Saturday, which is a measure of the authorities to stem the pandemic coronavirus after the appearance of new cases in the second city of the country.

6: 00 am | Russia beyond the 10 000 dead.

Russia announced that it had recorded more than 10,000 deaths due to the pandemic of novel coronavirus, a balance sheet, which remains however lower than that of other countries also severely affected by the virus.

5h17 | Catalonia borders some 200 000 people.

The region of Catalonia has ordered the containment of an area, comprising some 200 000 inhabitants, around Lerida in north-eastern Spain, due to the multiplication of cases of contagion of the new coronavirus.

3h01 | The Louvre Museum reopens Monday, in a version post-COVID.

The Museum of the Louvre, the largest and the most visited in the world, will reopen Monday in a register, a minor, with all possible precautions and without the many tourists, asian and american usual in this season.

0h36 | The girlfriend of the eldest son of Trump positive for the coronavirus.

The girlfriend of Donald Trump Junior, the eldest son of the president of the United States Donald Trump, has tested positive for the COVID-19, reported the New York Times

0.10am | national day in the shadow of the coronavirus in the United States.

The United States celebrated a national holiday to high-risk after you have registered the day before, a new record infections with coronavirus, while the WHO has therefore called on once again to the affected countries to “wake up” in the face of the threat.

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