[LIVE, JUNE 18] All the developments of the pandemic

[EN DIRECT 18 JUIN] 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.

BALANCE sheet AT 8h06


Case : 8 367 894
Dead : 449 397


Case : 99 853, 54 263 in Quebec

Death : 8254, 5298, Quebec

All the news from Thursday 18 June

8h11 | In a financial abyss because of the COVID-19, the transit system receives a sum of $ 400 million of urgency on the part of the government of Quebec.

7: 19 | Montreal: the Old Port adapts to the COVID-19.

6h53 | Florida reopens at all costs, in spite of the rebound concern.

6: 46 | Coronavirus: nearly 500 caregivers are deceased in Russia.

Nearly 500 caregivers infected by the coronavirus have died in Russia since the beginning of the epidemic, said on Thursday the federal Agency of the Russian medical surveillance (Roszdravnadzor).

“We have unfortunately lost (…) 489 members of the medical staff,” said the head of Roszdravnadzor, Went Samoïlova, quoted by the state news agency RIA Novosti.

This record is heavier than that of a list of non-official, held since April by doctors, which reported Thursday of 444 carers died of the coronavirus in Russia.

At the end of may, the Russian ministry of Health had reported that 101 members of the medical staff died due to the virus.

Caregivers across the country have complained on several occasions in April and may, the lack of masks and protective suits in the hospitals.

“Today, we receive almost no complaints,” assured Ms. Samoïlova.

6: 40 | Thailand: waste plastics will expand with the pandemic.

To READ | Quebec failed up to now in its attempts to systematically test all the employees of CHSLD for the COVID-19.

5h18 | Merkel wants an agreement on the recovery plan of the EU before the end of July.

READ on | comments-home demonstrate that not even a third of Montrealers wear a mask while doing their daily activities, prompting one expert to ask why the City does not impose more stringent measures.

5h03 | In South Asia, the new major focus of the coronavirus, the health system fails.

4h51 | “Finally!”: after three months of judgment, the cinemas French re-opened their doors Monday.

4h22 | With the continued confinement, Morocco worries about a “devastating effect” on children.

4h16 | thousands Of people lined up Thursday throughout Beijing for testing the novel coronavirus, the chinese capital is attempting to stop a rebound COVID-19 with the containment and disinfection on a large scale.

1h15 | Cuba re-opening of blocks to foreign tourists in July.

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