[LIVE FRIDAY 3 APRIL] All the latest developments of the pandemic COVID-19

[EN DIRECT VENDREDI 3 AVRIL] Tous les derniers développements de la pandémie de COVID-19

More than a million people have now tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the world and the number of deaths exploded in the United States, where nearly 1,200 people died in 24 hours, never seen before in a single country.




  • Confirmed cases: 1 018 948
  • The dead: 53 211
  • Restored: 212 357


Affected by the virus

  • Quebec: 5518
  • British Columbia: 1121
  • Ontario: 3288
  • Alberta: 968
  • Saskatchewan: 206
  • Manitoba: 167
  • New Brunswick: 91
  • Nova Scotia: 193
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 183
  • Île-du-Prince-Édouard: 22
  • Northwest territories: 2
  • Yukon: 6
  • Nunavut: 0
  • Canadian returnees: 13

Total: 11 778


  • Quebec: 36
  • Ontario: 85
  • British Columbia: 31
  • Alberta: 13
  • Saskatchewan: 3
  • Manitoba: 1
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 1

Total: 170



UNITED STATES – More than 245 000 cases, more than 6000 deaths (1200 in 24 hours)

ITALY – More than 115 000 cases, nearly 15 000 dead

SPAIN – More than 110 000 cases, more than 10 000 dead

FRANCE – Nearly 60 000 cases, more than 5300 dead


Here are all the latest developments in the pandemic of COVID-19 here and in the world

7: 15 | Since yesterday evening, the Jacques-Cartier bridge in Montreal has taken the colors of the rainbow, a skin of light it will display for the entire month of April.

SEE images of the bridge illuniné here.

7h09 | The iranian authorities announced Friday that 134 additional deaths due to novel coronavirus, bringing to 3294 dead the official death toll in Iran, one of the countries most affected by the pandemic COVID-19.

6h53 | A huge field hospital opened Friday in a conference centre in london, after having been put in place in less than ten days to deal with the increasing influx of patients infected by the new coronavirus.

Built with the assistance of the army, the hospital of Nightingale, with an initial capacity of 500 beds, may reach 4000 beds, the equivalent of ten hospitals classic

6h25 | The students of the Terminal passing a tray-general, technological and professional in France will be assessed this year only through the continuous monitoring, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, said Friday the minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer.

6h20 | Spain, The second country the most grief-stricken of the world by the pandemic COVID-19, has recorded more than 900 deaths Friday for the second consecutive day, bringing the balance to 10 935, authorities said.



932 deaths have been notified in 24 hours, a small decline compared to the record of 950 dead announced Thursday. The country has a total of more than 117 000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, said the government.

6: 00 am | The Sûreté du Québec is preparing to use cell phones to geo-tag their blind citizens who refuse to be placed in isolation during the outbreak of coronavirus.



5: 05 a.m | The canadian armed Forces have set Thursday, 85 % of their workforce in administrative segregation, in order to prepare for operations during the epidemic of COVID-19.

Nearly 60 000 canadian soldiers have received the order to be ready for deployment on the national territory in order to lend a hand to civil authorities, ” said general Jon Vance in an interview with Global News.

4: 30 am | the impact of the pandemic of sars coronavirus on the world economy could reach 2000 billion to 4100 billion, or 2.3% to 4.8% of the global GDP, said Friday in a press release the asian development Bank (ADB).

2: 00 am | No less than 19 employees of the mill ArcelorMittal Montreal have now been tested positive to the COVID-19.

Last Friday, The Newspaper reported that the first two cases, employees had been tested positive during the week. They work with the complex of Arcelormittal located on Saint-Patrick street, Montreal. This number quickly rose to 19 people in total, as of yesterday, confirms the company.

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