[EN DIRECT 16 SEPTEMBRE 2020] All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting our lives.

You will find here all the news throughout the day related to this crisis which is hitting the population, governments and the economy.



  • Case: 29 616 346
  • Dead: 936 001


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  • Case: 65 857
  • Dead: 5788

All the news for September 16, 2020

11h09 | Quebec has 303 additional cases and 3 new deaths; the toll reached 65,857 infected people and 5,788 patients who died from the virus.

11h08 | The resumption of the 92,000 surgeries postponed due to the first wave of COVID-19 is a “mission impossible”, according to the Federation of medical specialists.

11h03 | Marriage kills 7 and COVID cases 176.

10h41 | Anti-mask demonstrators: François Legault wants to avoid creating “martyrs”.

10h38 | Pandemic: downtown Montreal remains uncrowded.

10h31 | COVID-19: Quebec must make its projections public, says the opposition.

Liberal MP Marie Montpetit

Photo d’archives, Simon Clark

Liberal MP Marie Montpetit

10h15 | The massive screening of more than 300 students and staff attending Sans-Frontière elementary school in Quebec City began Wednesday morning.

[EN DIRECT 16 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo Dominique Lelièvre

10h05 | While eight regions of Quebec are now on early warning in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traffic for screening for the disease is not declining.

9h42 | The mayoress of Longueuil, pointed out for having delayed announcing the fact that she was infected with COVID-19 last week, had to defend herself during the municipal council, Tuesday evening, judging that she was the victim of attacks personal.

8:18 am | Coronavirus: more than 2,000 schools closed in Morocco.

A total of 2,250 schools are currently closed in Morocco due to the still perennial risk of contamination with the new coronavirus, according to figures obtained by AFP from the Ministry of Education.

“We are currently around 950,000 students”, whose schools are closed, out of some 7 million who were to return to school in September, told AFP the spokesperson for the ministry.

More than 2,000 new daily cases of infection have been identified in recent days in Morocco, for a total of 90,324 people infected, including 1,648 deaths on Wednesday evening.

Various emergency measures (strengthening of police checks, curfews, movement restrictions, etc.) have been taken in the country, in line with the extensive powers conferred on the Ministry of the Interior within the framework of the state. health emergency.

Distance education has thus been imposed in all establishments located “in closed quarters or classified as epidemic centers” and for all children from infected families.

The French high school in Casablanca (nearly 4,000 students) canceled its face-to-face re-entry following restrictions imposed in the economic capital, while that of Rabat (around 2,500 students) closed earlier this week after the detection of several cases of contagion. , said Olivier Brochet, director of the Agency for French Education Abroad, during a re-entry point in Paris.

TO READ | Halloween will take place, says the Department of Health.

[EN DIRECT 16 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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TO READ | The public health of the Capitale-Nationale relies on texting to remedy the delays.

[INFOGRAPHIE] COVID-19 is taking young people and regions by storm.

5h37 | The global recession less worse than expected.

3h59 | More than 10% of Canadians who have contracted COVID-19, or who think they have contracted it, admit not to have placed themselves in isolation, even if the instructions of public health cannot be clearer.

3h40 | The coronavirus pandemic is advancing at breakneck speed across India, which crossed the threshold of five million people infected on Wednesday.

1h00 | Bar owners who have invested a lot of money to comply with sanitary standards are angry with Quebec and deem “insane” the closing of their doors after midnight.

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