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: 51 318 353
- Death: 1,269,507
- Case: 273,037; 117,151 in Quebec
- Death: 10,632; 6493 in Quebec
ALL THE NEWS FOR TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2020
19:27 | Workers at the Olymel pig processing plant in Yamachiche have managed to secure the support of a nurse, who will be in place as of Thursday.
19:12 | Workers who expected the Minister of Health to confirm the arrival of reinforcements in health establishments in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean were instead entitled to a reminder of health instructions.
19:14 | The day after the announcement of the passage of the Eastern Townships in the red zone, the citizens realize all the restrictions which will be in force in a few hours. The list of sacrifices is long.
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6:46 pm | Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro again downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, which has killed more than 162,000 people in the country, blurting out that Brazil must stop “being a country of queers.”
6:10 pm | Following a cry from the heart launched by cégépiens, the Minister of Higher Education, Danielle McCann, affirms to be in discussion with the public health in order to bring possible flexibility to allow them to socialize more.
5:29 pm | Unlike other vaccines which are experiencing significant progress, the one developed in Trois-Rivières by Biotechnologies Ulysse does not need to be stored at very low temperature.
17:13 | Employees of the health network claim the same premiums for the fight against COVID-19 as their colleagues with whom they share the same level of risk and sometimes the same tasks.
4:48 pm | Hydro-Quebec is tightening its control measures against the coronavirus on its sites in the Côte-Nord.
4:37 pm | Quebec is announcing the creation of a one-stop shop to help entrepreneurs navigate among the many assistance programs available to them.
4:21 pm | Ottawa added an option to its agreement with Pfizer to obtain 56 million additional doses of its candidate vaccine which would be 90% effective.
4:10 pm | Hospitality workers protested in downtown Montreal on Tuesday to demand emergency assistance due to COVID-19.
13:18 | “We should not expect big parties during the holidays”, reiterates François Legault while the health measures are extended at least until November 23.
13:08 | An elderly lady with COVID-19 was returned to her seniors’ residence in a public taxi on Monday after a brief stay at the Granby Hospital.
13:03 | Accused of having brought COVID-19 to the CHSLD Saint-Eusèbe in Joliette, the nurses, nursing assistants and orderlies are not angry at having to bear the burden of the outbreak there.
12h52 | The brains behind Pfizer’s vaccine, which could end the pandemic, have been a couple for many years.
11:57 am | Virus: record of daily contaminations in Algeria.
Algeria has broken its record for daily coronavirus infections, with 753 new cases in the past 24 hours, the health ministry announced on Tuesday.
The previous record went back to July 24, at the peak of the first wave, with 675 cases.
Unlike its Maghreb neighbors, Algeria has kept its borders closed since March 17, with the suspension of air and sea links.
According to the latest official report, 753 cases of infections have been recorded since Monday across the country, bringing the number of infections to 63,446 since the start of the pandemic on February 25 in Algeria, including more than 2,000 deaths.
The number of officially declared contaminations has been rising sharply for several weeks, with more than 13,000 cases in the last 20 days.
The Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, himself has been treated in Germany since October 28 after being infected. Several members of the government have tested positive.
The upsurge in the pandemic forced authorities to tighten restrictions on Sunday.
11:48 am | The cases of COVID-19 remain stable in the Capitale-Nationale, with the confirmation of 76 new infected people, in the last 24 hours, as of November 10.
11:43 am | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterates that the encouraging news on Pfizer’s vaccine candidate does not mean that we can lower our guard in complying with health guidelines.
11:30 am | Montreal mayor Valérie Plante admits it at the outset: the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up her plans and slowed down her projects, particularly in the fight against climate change and transportation.
11:01 am | Quebec deplores an increase of 38 deaths and 1,162 cases; the toll has reached 117,151 contaminations and 6,493 deaths since the start of the crisis.
10:49 am | The Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday placed the names of four players, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, on the list of athletes unavailable due to COVID-19.
10:29 am | The rise in COVID-19 cases is having an exponential effect on the increase in anxiety cases in a country, according to a study published Tuesday by the Danish Institute for Research on Happiness, in full second wave in Europe.
9:44 am | Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased in recent days in Quebec, and more specifically in Mauricie and Center-du-Quebec, where 288 cases have been reported in the past three days.
8:57 am | Nearly 80 cases of COVID-19 have now been identified at Auberivière primary school in Lévis, whose closure has been extended until November 17.
8:32 am | A scientific adviser to the British government estimated Tuesday that “two or three” vaccines against the new coronavirus could be available by the beginning of 2021, allowing a possible return to a more normal life in the spring.
8:14 am | COVID-19 vaccine: the French government remains cautious.
The prospect of an effective vaccine against COVID-19 is “encouraging”, but it is “very early” to decide on the conditions for its deployment in France, the French government spokesman said on Tuesday.
“The vaccine will not be able to be a solution to the second wave that we are living”, underlined the spokesperson, Gabriel Attal, at the exit of the Council of Ministers.
On Monday, US laboratories Pfizer and German BioNTech said their vaccine candidate was “90% effective” against COVID-19, according to the ongoing large-scale phase 3 trial, the last step before an application for approval, sparking a wave of hope in the world.
Tuesday morning, the ecologist MEP Yannick Jadot said he was in favor of making this vaccine mandatory.
“It is very early to say, today, the conditions under which we will deploy a vaccine even though no vaccine today has been definitively validated,” said Mr. Attal for his part.
“Whenever research progresses, it is always encouraging, but we must be very careful when the scientific data are not known, since all the trials and tests have not been achieved ”, tempered the spokesperson for the French government.
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6:00 am | The firm Medicago of Quebec will unveil this morning very encouraging results of the first phase of tests of its vaccine against the coronavirus which could lead before the end of the year on the third and the last stage, that is to say a study on 30,000 people.
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The announcement of Pfizer and BioNTech on the hope of a vaccine caused a jump of the world stock markets yesterday, as posted on this electronic panel of Times Square, in New York.
3h47 | Chinese laboratory Sinovac Biotech said Tuesday it was confident in the safety of its experimental vaccine against COVID-19 despite the suspension of a clinical trial in Brazil following a “serious incident”.
3h23 | A new study will be launched by Statistics Canada to determine how many Canadians have been infected with COVID-19 and whether or not they have had symptoms.
0h07 | Workers at the CHSLD Saint-Eusèbe in Joliette denounce shortcomings in the management of a serious outbreak, which has infected 80 residents, 55 employees and left at least seven dead, even if management ensures that it was well prepared.
0h00 | The number of COVID-19 cases in schools has increased dramatically, despite the health measures imposed in the red zones, and no relaxation is envisaged.
Photo Chantal Poirier
Wearing a mask is compulsory for students in red zones, such as at Saint-Jean-Baptiste high school in Longueuil.
0h00 | The administration of the high school Les Sentiers, in Quebec, had to call to order members of its staff who participated in a happy hour at the school last week, without masks or physical distancing.
0h00 | As the US military prepares to distribute Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, Quebec is on a war footing to deliver its millions of doses at polar temperatures.
Photo Martin Alarie
Mélanie Beaudoin is the founder and president of Biogivre, a Drummondville company that produces dry ice at -78.5 degrees. She says she recently received calls from pharmaceuticals and is perfectly able to meet the demand.