[DIRECT SATURDAY, 25 APRIL] All the developments of the pandemic

[DIRECT SAMEDI 25 AVRIL] Tous les développements de la pandémie

Whether in Québec or elsewhere on the planet, the pandemic COVID-19 plays with the life of the whole world.

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

LAST BALANCE sheet | 8h08


: 2 824 728

: 197 667

: 796 300


Affected by the virus
: 43 888, 22 616 in Quebec

: 2302, 1340, Quebec

All new Saturday 25 April

8h29 | Coronavirus: no evidence that individuals already infected will be immune, warns WHO.

There is no evidence that people who test positive for the new coronavirus should be immunized and protected against reinfection, warned on Saturday WHO, taking the view that the issuance of “passports immune” is likely to contribute to the continued spread of the pandemic.

“There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from the COVID-19 and who have antibodies to be immune against a second infection,” said the world health Organization in a press release.

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7h57 | Iran : 76 new deaths, fears of a ” resurgence “.

Iranian officials said Saturday their concerns in the face of a “resurgence” of cases of infection with the novel coronavirus in Iran, countries in the Middle East most affected by the epidemic.

While the islamic Republic of Iran marks the first day of ramadan, the ministry of Health has announced 76 additional deaths that relate to 6650 dead the official death toll from the epidemic of viral pneumonia in Iran.

7h56 | Coronavirus : more than 120 000 deaths in Europe.



The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has killed more than 120,000 people in Europe, with three-quarters in Italy, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, according to a report drawn up by AFP from official sources Saturday.

6h04 | twin sisters die of the COVID-19 three-day interval.

Two twin 37-year-old died from COVID-19 three-day intervals, at Southampton, in the south of England.

Pediatric nurse, Katy Davis died Tuesday at the general hospital of Southampton, while his sister Emma, a former nurse, died Friday in the same hospital, reported on Friday BBC.

5: 52 | shareholders billionaires of the Circus are seeking the assistance of Quebec.

Billionaires, americans and chinese seek the help of Quebec, to pay employees and suppliers of the Cirque du Soleil while they continue to rake elsewhere of astronomical profits, a situation denounced by an expert.

Cirque du Soleil has added to the end of march, several lobbyists to represent them before the government of Quebec. Among these, Manon Brouillette, former boss of Videotron, and Mitch Garber, president of the board of directors of Cirque du Soleil.

5h40 | The homemade masks must be put forward.

Experts believe that the wearing of the mask artisan will be able to accelerate the déconfinement of Quebec as long as they comply with the other measures, such as social distancing and hand washing.

“With a mask, we can do it more quickly. […] It’s not going to replace other measures, but the mask is going to reassure the people and to remain a visible sign of the outbreak,” says epidemiologist Nima Machouf.

5h27 | Cancellation of the Nice Jazz Festival scheduled in July.

The city of Nice on Saturday announced the cancellation of the edition 2020 of the Nice Jazz Festival, created in 1948, to be held from 17 to 21 July.

“Given the health crisis currently affecting the summer festivals, it is with sadness that we announce that the edition 2020 (…) will not take place”, says the municipality in a press release.

5h26 | It is necessary to take advantage of the federal tax credit for GST that double.

At the beginning of the crisis of the COVID-19, one of the first initiatives of Ottawa to support individuals has been to “double” the tax credit for the GST.

Wow ! Even those whose situation has not been affected by the events have been entitled to the candy. Many other measures have been announced since, so much so that we had almost forgotten that, until the money is deposited, two weeks ago.

5h25 | Of temporary morgues planned.

The public health Directorate of Montréal plans to install temporary morgues if the number of victims of the COVID-19 continues to increase.

This scenario is the worst considered by public health in its contingency plan obtained by our Bureau of investigation. It will be necessary if we account for more than 65 deaths per day, that 100% of the morgues of the hospitals are busy, just like 75 % of the seats in the funeral home.

To READ | Large folder on the mask in Québec and in the world.

5h22 | Her dream of becoming a servant to the beneficiaries is carried out.

A 50 year old man who had just returned to school to become a care attendant is isolated from his family in order to go take care of “the builders of our society” in a CHSLD de Vaudreuil-Dorion.

“It is them who have to live our Quebec for decades, this is the least things to give them care and love,” says Yanick Bellefleur.

5h17 | your masks!: Quebecers ready to wear.

Even if they believe for the most that the mask could not protect them from disease coronavirus, 7 Quebec 10 are willing to wear one when they leave their homes.

It is the conclusion of a survey by express made on 21 April by the firm Leger. The pollster has asked 501 Quebecers whether they felt that wearing a mask could protect them from the COVID-19.

5: 13 am | Fine salt for an australian chef promoting a “machine light” against the coronavirus.

The famous australian chef Pete Evans was fined several thousand euros for the promotion of a “machine light” in which he claimed that it could help treat the coronavirus.

In a video broadcast live on Facebook sometime in April, Mr. Evans ensured that the device called “Biocharger”, which is like a cross between a blender and a lamp magma, could be used to combat the “coronavirus of Wuhan”, the name of the city in central China, where the epidemic started.

4h15 | Argentina: end of the mutiny in a prison due to a case of COVID-19.

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