[LIVE SATURDAY 18 APRIL] All the developments of the pandemic

[EN DIRECT SAMEDI 18 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 | 7: 39


: 2 259 317

: 154 694

: at least 574 791


Total with
: 31 927, 16 798 in Quebec

: 1310, 688 Quebec


7h31 | In South Africa confined to, “this is war” to feed in the poor suburbs.

To READ | COVID-19: the race for the cure.

7h22 | In Sweden, the coronavirus highlights the flaws of the model integration.

6.50 | Spain passes the bar of the 20 000 dead.

6: 30 a.m. | custodial services emergency spared up here.

Only 15 cases of COVID-19 have occurred in 1021 care services emergency put in place since the beginning of the confinement. A model that could serve as an example for the plan to return to school.

6: 20 am | Almost all of the residents of the CHSLD Herron infected.


The coronavirus has spared virtually no one at the CHSLD Herron Dorval, then, that 114 of the 130 residents have been infected, according to our information.

6: 15 | The United Kingdom fears thousands dead in its retirement homes.

Thousands of people died in nursing homes in the United Kingdom, well beyond the official figures, says a body representing the sector, Care England, making an estimate of 7,500 deaths.

The Uk has found 14 576 victims of the COVID-19, according to the latest balance sheet. But this figure includes only in-hospital deaths of patients tested positive.

5: 45 am | Fear of contracting the COVID-19 in prison.

Inmates of the penitentiary in Joliette denounced the climate of fear in the face of the COVID-19, which reign in the establishment for women, where there are nearly a hundred cases of contamination.

As of Thursday, 50 women out of a total of 83 have been reported as positive to the COVID-19. There are also 47 employees affected, including 34 correctional officers, according to the information disclosed by the correctional Service of Canada.

5h30 | Quebec prisoners on their sailboat.

Sixty of Quebec are to be “taken” on their sailboat, docked in the bays of the caribbean islands without having access there due to the closure of the borders.

“The sunsets are a lot less beautiful”, lance Seric, a skipper quebec a prisoner of his boat in a bay of the islands of Saint-Vincent-et-les-Grenadines.

5h | stakeholders in home help called in to help in NURSING homes.

The cooperation Network of the EÉSAD consists of about one hundred co-operatives and NPOS employ some 8,700 attendants to help at home.

“A call was sent out to all the employees of home assistance available to help the community and who are not already mobilized to provide vital support services to home,” said the ministry of Health and social Services.

3h | Mike Pompeo concerned about cyber attacks against hospitals of the Czech republic.

The us secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed its concern caused by cyber attacks “malicious” that were referred to hospitals czechs fighting against the new coronavirus.

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