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

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

Here you will find all the news throughout the day related to this crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.



  • Case: 38 966 868
  • Death: 1,098,937


  • Case: 191 312, 89 963 in Quebec
  • Death: 9698, 6005 in Quebec

United States

  • Case: 7 980 572
  • Death: 217,702


6:15 am | A Chinese city offers its residents “emergency vaccinations” against COVID-19, said city authorities, the first known operation of this magnitude in the country, carried out with a vaccine still not approved commercially.

6:00 am | The Journal questioned three experts to find out the best practices to adopt in order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus on Halloween night, both for the children and for those who will distribute the candy.

6:00 am | Hitting the slopes in powder snow will come with its share of constraints this year. Skiers must wear a neck warmer or balaclava covering the nose and mouth outside.

6:00 am | The drastic drop in the number of organ donations that occurred in the midst of the pandemic last spring could now lead to delays for patients awaiting a precious transplant.

5h50 | The Berlin Administrative Court on Friday canceled the obligation imposed on bars and restaurants in the German capital to close every day between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. to stem the pandemic of the new coronavirus.

5:22 am | The antiviral drug Remdesivir, considered one of the most promising treatments for COVID-19, is not effective in preventing the death of patients, according to a study conducted with the support of the WHO.


About Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith who hails from Toronto, Canada currently runs this news portofolio who completed Masters in Political science from University of Toronto. She started her career with BBC then relocated to TorontoStar as senior political reporter. She is caring and hardworking.

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