Developments on COVID-19 of October 25

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: 42 923 311

Dead: 1,152,978

Recovered: 28,898,316


Case: 8 633 194

Dead: 225,215

Recovered: 3,422,878


Quebec: 100,114 cases (6,143 deaths)

Ontario: 70,373 cases (3,093 deaths)

Alberta: 24,261 cases (300 deaths)

British Columbia: 12,554 cases (256 deaths)

Manitoba: 4,249 cases (54 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 2,729 cases (25 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,100 cases (65 deaths)

New Brunswick: 328 cases (6 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 290 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 64 cases

Yukon: 20 cases

Northwest Territories: 9 cases

Nunavut: 0 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 219,104 cases (9,946 deaths)


8:19 pm | Hard, hard for young comedians

While established comedians have taken refuge on TV and radio, since the start of the pandemic, the succession is struggling.

8:09 pm | COVID-19: 206 new cases in the greater Quebec City area

Despite the confirmation of 206 new cases of coronavirus in the greater Quebec City region, the most optimistic will see some encouraging signs in the balance sheet on the north shore of the river, where the curve of cases was slightly down on Sunday.

4:59 pm | Rising tension in prisons

The spouse of an inmate at Hull prison in Gatineau deplores the conditions of detention, believing that prisoners’ rights are being violated.

4:54 pm | Catering: difficult recruitment despite the pandemic

The second wave may well have put many workers in the restaurant industry out of work, restaurants that have remained open for take out orders are having all the difficulties in the world recruiting new employees.


4:31 p.m. | WHO calls for global solidarity

The director of the World Health Organization (WHO) called on Sunday for global solidarity in the distribution of any future vaccine against the coronavirus, against the backdrop of an explosion in the number of cases across the planet.


4:00 p.m. | Biden accuses Trump of ‘waving white flag of defeat’ over COVID-19

Donald Trump gave up, surrendered to the pandemic. Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris hammered this message on Sunday, 9 days before the American election, rushing into the breach opened by the ambiguous statements of a close friend of the Republican president.


3:15 p.m. | Explosion of eating disorders

Cases of eating disorders have exploded around the world since the start of the pandemic and Quebec is no exception. The International Association of Professionals in Eating Disorders has also noted a significant increase in reports.

3:13 pm | Record of more than 50,000 new cases of COVID in 24 hours in France

A record was set in France in the COVID-19 epidemic with 52,010 additional cases recorded in 24 hours, according to official figures released on Sunday.

13:49 | The climate is tense in Germany

Several hundred police officers deployed on Sunday in Berlin to end a demonstration against anti-coronavirus restrictions, while at the same time an incendiary device was launched against the health authority responsible for piloting the fight against the pandemic.


13:31 | Massive screening in China

China has launched a new massive screening campaign in the northwest of the country where 137 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected.


1:30 p.m. | “We are not going to control the pandemic,” says Trump’s chief of staff

The management of the Covid-19 catches up with Donald Trump in the home stretch of the campaign, after the apparent resignation shown on Sunday by one of his relatives in the face of the pandemic and new contaminations in the entourage of the White House .

13:14 | Over 1,000 cases in Ontario, a first

Ontario set a new record on Sunday by unveiling a first four-figure report totaling 1,042 contaminations.

13:01 | Rising tension in prisons

With the emergence of cases of COVID-19, measures have been tightened in prisons. The spouse of a detainee deplores the conditions of detention, considering that their rights are being violated.

11:38 am | “Some countries are on a dangerous path,” says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Sunday that it recorded a new world record for coronavirus contamination for the third day in a row on Saturday.

11h00 | Quebec crosses the threshold of 100,000 cases

With 879 new infections, Quebec has crossed the threshold of 100,000 cases since the start of the pandemic; 11 deaths are added to the balance sheet.

In total, the province has 100,114 people infected and 6,143 dead.

Joël Lemay / QMI Agency

10:18 am | Bulgarian prime minister tested positive

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov announced on Sunday that he had tested positive for the new coronavirus, in the midst of the resurgence of the pandemic.


9:55 am | State of health emergency and six-month curfew in Spain

Spain’s Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Sunday the establishment of a state of health emergency for a period of six months throughout the territory, which will be accompanied by a curfew throughout the country except of the Canary Islands, in an attempt to break the second wave of Covid-19.

9:51 am | Outbreak at Chandler Hospital

In its last daily report on COVID-19, Saturday, the CISSS de la Gaspésie confirmed that an outbreak has occurred at the Chandler hospital center.

Screenshot, TVA News

8:30 am | Delta company bans 460 passengers who refuse to wear masks

The US airline Delta announced Thursday, in a letter to its employees, that 460 passengers will no longer be able to travel on their flights after refusing to wear the mask.



8:21 am | Mid-2021 target for Medicago vaccine

If clinical trials are successful, Medicago would be able to produce enough doses to deliver its COVID-19 vaccine to all Canadians before the end of the next year.

7:32 | Italy steps up restrictions after record number of new cases

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday tightened restrictions against the coronavirus, after the publication of record numbers of new infections, despite opposition from regional governors and protests against the curfew.

7:19 am | Spain braces for new state of emergency and curfews

The Spanish government met on Sunday to approve a state of health emergency allowing the introduction of new measures restricting freedom of movement in order to curb the explosion of cases of COVID-19, including a curfew in certain regions of the country. country.



6:50 am | Strange letters: fear of school for anti-mask parents

Parents who consider the health measures at school oppressive have given a hard time to directors, who have received strange letters or have even had to make reports to the DPJ.

return to primary class

Archive photo

6:24 am | Crisis management: Quebec must explain better and blame less

The government must better explain and apply its health measures if it hopes to convince Quebeckers to continue to make efforts to stem the second wave of the pandemic while the toll is still growing in Montreal and Quebec.


Photo QMI Agency, Steve Madden

5:22 am | The “coughman” of Quebec gets away without charge

The individual who outraged several Quebecers at the start of the pandemic by voluntarily coughing on a car service sales terminal will ultimately never face justice for his bad joke.

Emerik Pouliot


5:10 am | The specter of a third wave

Although we seem to have reached a plateau, the second wave is far from over in Quebec and a too early relaxation of measures could even lead to the creation of a third wave, experts believe.

The young woman with medical mask on her face stands on the crowded street

Adobe Stock Photo

1h46 | Varadero receives its first non-Cuban visitors in seven months

In normal times, it would have already welcomed a million foreign tourists this year. Varadero, Cuba’s star beach, receives its first non-Cuban visitors in seven months on Sunday, wanting to be a safe destination in the face of the pandemic.


0h00 | The chief of staff of the American vice-president declared positive

US Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson said.


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