June 18, 2024


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LIVE | The latest developments on the coronavirus

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.

LAST REVIEW 5:20 p.m.


Case: 19 952 057
Dead: 732,689
Recovered: 12,150,698


Case: 5,074,059
Dead: 163,275
Recovered: 1,656,864


Quebec: 60,627 cases (5,696 deaths)
Ontario: 40,046 cases (2,786 deaths)
Alberta: 11,430 cases (208 deaths) – data as of Friday
British Columbia: 3,934 cases (195 deaths) – data as of Friday
Saskatchewan: 1,445 cases (20 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1,071 cases (64 deaths)
Manitoba: 542 cases (8 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 268 cases (3 deaths)
New Brunswick: 176 cases (2 deaths)
Prince Edward Island: 36 cases
Yukon: 15 cases
Northwest Territories: 5 cases
Nunavut: 0 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 119,723 cases (8,982 deaths)


3:43 pm | Spain does not “perfectly” control transmission

Spanish health authorities acknowledged on Monday that they were unable to “perfectly” control the contagion of the new coronavirus while Spain recorded in two weeks the highest increase in cases detected among the large countries of Western Europe.


3:38 pm | Ottawa receives help from ex-governor of the Bank of Canada

Ottawa is now benefiting from the advice of former Bank of Canada and Bank of England governor Mark Carney in crafting its response to the pandemic.

2:26 pm | 5 million cases, 1,000 deaths per day: update on the epidemic in the United States

The United States has, in 17 days, gone from four to five million cases of COVID-19, and the virus has never circulated so much in the territory, in urban as in rural areas.

2:07 pm | Thieves try to steal your identity over the phone

Usurpers are trying to steal personal information by phone, using the pretext of a positive test for COVID-19, warn the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and the Anti-Fraud Center of Canada.

13:41 | Two new cases of COVID-19 in Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean

Two new cases have been added to the toll of COVID-19 in Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean, due to a new outbreak identified in an agricultural workplace.

13:20 | 98 new cases and one death in Quebec



Quebec reports 98 additional cases and one new death in the last 24 hours.

In addition, the Ministry of Health and Social Services made an adjustment relating to the transfer of the data source, with the addition of 58 cases, bringing the total to 60,627 people infected and 5,696 dead.

13h | The Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge announces his plan for the return to classes scheduled for the end of August.

Photo Simon Clark

Wearing a mask will be compulsory from the 5th year of elementary and secondary for all students in the province, announced Monday the Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, in Montreal.

The mask will not have to be worn inside the classroom or when students sit down to eat. On the other hand, students and all staff members must have a face covering when traveling in school or school transport.

12:28 | Daily record of contaminations in Cuba


Cuba, which has been facing a rebound in the COVID-19 epidemic for several days, recorded a record of contamination in the past 24 hours on Monday, with 93 new infections, the highest since the appearance of the coronavirus there at five months.

The previous record went back to May 1, when 74 contaminations had been detected in 24 hours.

According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health, the vast majority of patients are in Havana and in the neighboring province of Artemisa.

11:41 am | Night closure of bars and restaurants in the Greek Islands

Greece on Monday decreed the night-time closure of bars and restaurants in some of its main tourist destinations, after new records for coronavirus contamination.

A government spokeswoman also announced new restrictions on travelers from the Balkans and flights from several EU countries.

11:20 am | Skyservice will be able to install a purification system against the coronavirus in planes

Skyservice Business Aviation, based in Mississauga, near Toronto, announced Monday that it has obtained the necessary certification to install an effective air purification system against the COVID-19 virus on planes of Bombardier on which it provides maintenance.

10:33 am | Antonio Banderas tested positive for coronavirus

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas announced on Monday, his 60th birthday, that he was in quarantine after being diagnosed positive for the coronavirus, while specifying that he was “relatively well” and was only a little “tired”.



10:15 am | Coronavirus: a rave fears the worst in France

Several thousand people gathered between Saturday evening and Monday on agricultural land in Lozère, in the South of France, for a “wild” rave that shocks the population of this rural region, relatively spared from the coronavirus.



9:33 am | The virus must be eradicated, advocates the WHO

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday urged governments and citizens to do everything to “eradicate” the transmission of Sars-Cov-2, which is poised to have infected twenty million people. people and caused 750,000 deaths.



8:43 am | Parisians’ turn to have to go out masked

Like the Belgians or the Spaniards before them, Parisians must wear the mask since Monday morning in the busiest districts of the French capital in order to slow down a rebound of the coronavirus, despite scorching temperatures.


8:40 am | Parisians’ turn to have to go out masked

Like the Belgians or the Spaniards before them, Parisians must wear the mask since Monday morning in the busiest districts of the French capital in order to slow down a rebound of the coronavirus, despite scorching temperatures.

7:23 am | COVID-19: deprived of his loved ones while he was dying

For those close to Eric Comeau, who died on July 21, the pandemic came “at the worst possible time”, forcing him to suffer alone for several weeks in a residence in Quebec.

Éric Comeau deceased CHSLD

Courtesy photo

6:55 am | PHOTOS | At 11, he invented a device to time hand washing

At the height of his 11 years, a young resident of Boischatel, near Quebec, showed ingenuity during the confinement, he who developed a device to ensure that members of his family wash their hands during 20 seconds, not one less.

Photo Jean-François Desgagnés

6:52 am | Rise in contagions in Europe: Italy is worried about being “surrounded”

Italy, which remains closed to nationals of the Balkans and requires a quarantine for travelers from Romania and Bulgaria, is worried about being “surrounded” by the rise in contagion with the coronavirus among its European neighbors.


6:40 am | A summer to forget for many fruits and vegetables

After asparagus and lettuce, it is the cucumber, broccoli and cauliflower crops that are now threatened by the lack of labor in the fields.

5:20 am | Here is the strategy if COVID-19 comes along

Quebec schools will not be immune from closure in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. Teachers and young people who have been in close contact with a pupil declared positive will be withdrawn from schools.

5h11 | $ 100,000 of abandoned cucumbers in the fields

A farmer from Lanaudière has resigned himself to letting cucumbers rot for $ 100,000 in his fields, for lack of workers to harvest them.

Michel Ricard

Photo Chantal Poirier