[LIVE SEPTEMBER 21, 2020] All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

[LIVE SEPTEMBER 21, 2020] All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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.



Case: 31 167 374

Death: 962,046


Case: 144,660

Deaths: 9,221


Case: 68 128

Deaths: 5,804


Case: 6,826,549

Death: 199,660


3:20 pm | United Kingdom raises alert level

3:08 pm | Italy imposes a test on travelers coming from Paris and other French regions

Italy will impose on all travelers from several French regions, including Ile-de-France and Provence-Côte-d'Azur, a negative test for COVID-19 before entering its territory, a announced Monday the Minister of Health.

The regions affected by this measure which should come into force in the coming days are Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Provence-Côte-d'Azur, Corsica, Nouvelle -Aquitaine and Occitanie.

“I signed a new ordinance extending the obligation of molecular or antigenic testing to citizens coming from Paris or other regions of France,” said Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza on his Twitter account.

“European data is critical. Italy is in a more favorable situation than other countries, but we must remain cautious not to make the sacrifices made so far in vain ”, he added.

Travelers from these regions will have to present a molecular or antigen test carried out 72 hours before entering the territory and the result of which is negative.

Otherwise, they will have to perform this test on their arrival at the airport, port or border post.

13:57 | More than 60 rich countries join the WHO vaccine access scheme

13:36 | “We are in the second wave”, confirms Dr Arruda

13:03 | Operation OSCAR: more than 2,200 bars and restaurants visited by police officers

12:36 | The Paris Bourse had its worst session in more than three months on Monday and fell 3.74%, depressed by concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 and its potential consequences on the economy, a few months after a first wave of destruction.

12:35 pm | All pubs reopened in Ireland on Monday after six months of closure to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, except in the capital Dublin, where contamination is increasing.

12:03 am | Wearing a medical mask is effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 when worn by a large number of people , says an INSPQ report which notes the lack of data on the broader question of barrier methods, like the handmade face covering.

11:11 am | Quebec has recorded a marked increase of 586 cases and two deaths, for a total toll of 68,128 infected people and 5,804 deceased patients.

9:27 am | The official death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to reach 200,000 deaths on Monday in the United States, the hardest hit country in the world and where the coronavirus currently kills four times more proportionally than in Europe .

9:06 am | Quebec is screening much more than before for COVID-19, with nearly 30,000 tests carried out during the days of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, which could suggest that it is normal to discover more cases of the virus in the population .

6:15 am | Bars are once again scratched by the new health measures in the orange zones decreed by Public Health on Sunday, while restaurants feel they have been spared .

1H00 | College students already do not know where to turn with online courses, to the point where some have preferred to abandon courses or even their session a few weeks after the start of classes .

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