[EN DIRECT] The latest developments on COVID-19

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You will find here all the news throughout the day related to this crisis which has hit the population, governments and the economy for several months.

LAST REPORT 11:16

PLANETARY

Case: 54 083 176
Dead: 1,313,667
Recovered: 34 815 146

UNITED STATES

Case: 10 914 044
Dead: 245,615
Recovered: 4,148,444

CANADA

Québec: 123 854 case (6626 death)

Ontario: 92,761 cases (3,332 deaths)

Alberta: 37,312 cases (398 deaths)

British Columbia: 20,985 cases (290 deaths)

Manitoba: 10,453 cases (152 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 4,820 cases (29 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,142 cases (65 deaths)

New Brunswick: 364 cases (6 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 301 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 68 cases

Yukon: 24 cases (1 death)

Northwest Territories: 15 cases

Nunavut: 8 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 291,929 (10,891 deaths)

NEWS

11:30 am | “A day does not make spring”

In a press briefing, Minister Dubé is delighted with the drop in cases observed today, but recalls that efforts must be continued.

11h00 | 15 deaths and 1,211 cases are added to Quebec’s toll

THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF NOVEMBER 15, 2020

– 123,854 people infected (+1211)

– 6,626 deaths (+15)

– 587 people hospitalized (+4)

– 89 people in intensive care (+7)

– The withdrawals made on November 13 amount to 28,661, for a total of 3,485,507

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AFP

8:58 am | Extension of the nighttime curfew for three weeks in Tunisia

The nighttime curfew has been extended by three weeks in Tunisia, as well as the restrictive measures linked to the fight against the new coronavirus, to cope with the upsurge in the number of sick people, the government said.

The curfew, decided in early October in several large cities and generalized at the end of the same month, was extended by three weeks, according to a statement from the Minister of Health published late Saturday evening on Facebook.

8h08 | Celebration without a mask: an NFL team in hot water

The New Orleans Saints, in the NFL, could face heavy penalties after several players celebrated their most recent unmasked victory in the team’s locker room.

Photo AFP

7h08 | Germans have to wait several months

Germany could experience another four to five months of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has estimated.

6h22 | Santa Claus takes control by telecommuting

There is a little nervousness in the air. Elianne, 8, sits in front of a television. For the very first time, it is she who occupies the comfortable throne in the kingdom of Santa Claus, at the Galeries Chagnon in Lévis, while the latter meets her from a distance.

Photo Didier Debusschère

6h16 | They get married to return home

A young Quebecer who has found a soul mate abroad had to get married to return to the country with her lover because of the increase in restrictions caused by the pandemic.

Naomi Poirier foreign wedding

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6:01 am | Clandestine party near Paris

The organizer of a clandestine evening which brought together hundreds of people near Paris, in defiance of confinement, and which had degenerated, as well as the owner of the pavilion where it was held, were placed in police custody, has AFP learned Sunday from a police source.

The two men were arrested after this party organized on the night of Friday to Saturday “in total disregard of health rules” in the Val-de-Marne in the Paris region, in a private residence.

5h13 | Cheating explodes in universities

Several Quebec universities have noted a worrying increase in cases of cheating and plagiarism since the start of the pandemic in a context of virtual evaluation conducive to dishonesty.

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