[EN DIRECT 15 NOVEMBRE 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, throughout the day, all the news concerning the crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.



  • Case: 54 184 358
  • Death: 1,314,904


  • Case: 293,142; 123,854 in Quebec
  • Death: 10,906; 6626 in Quebec


12:20 | Large-scale tests in Austria to shorten containment

Two-thirds of the population were tested two weeks ago, resulting in just over 1% positive.

On Saturday, Mr. Kurz announced a strengthening of anti-coronavirus measures in Austria, with the closure of schools and non-essential stores from Tuesday until December 6, in order to slow the outbreak of contaminations. He urged his fellow citizens to avoid all contact.

On Sunday, he explained that large-scale testing could allow the country to restart in December, without specifying whether this program would be on the same scale as in Slovakia.

11am | 1,211 new cases and 15 more deaths in Quebec

8:57 am | Tunisia: night curfew extended for three weeks

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.

It remains forbidden to drive between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. local time from Monday to Friday, and between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekends.

Gatherings of more than four people remain prohibited in public places.

8:25 am | $ 100M for home support services

7:07 am | Several months of restrictions in Germany, according to the Minister of the Economy

Germany could experience another four to five months of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Sunday, showering hopes of a quick end to the restrictions put in place two years ago. weeks.

1h | Worrisome increase in plagiarism at 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.

0h45 | Amid roaring COVID-19, US growth is moving away

The resurgence of COVID-19 is expected to wreak further havoc on the US economy, which will undoubtedly take years to recover, despite the encouraging promise of an upcoming vaccine.

0h45 | Cambodia: coronavirus further worsens the plight of over-indebted families

Despite 302 cases of COVID-19 nationwide, a campaign has been launched by human rights activists to freeze repayments and demand lenders to return mortgaged land titles. Some 270,000 Cambodians have seen their loans restructured in recent months.

0h45 | Laboratory bosses enrich themselves and raise questions

Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax: The bosses of several US laboratories developing COVID-19 vaccines with public money recently pocketed millions of dollars from the sale of shares, raising questions about the suitability of such transactions in times of health crisis.

0h | 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.

0h | MP Sylvain Lévesque and his Cuban wife finally reunited

After two years of steps and pitfalls, the CAQ member Sylvain Lévesque was finally able to welcome, for the first time on Quebec soil, his wife of Cuban origin and his daughter, whom he had not seen for 10 months in due to COVID-19.


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