[EN DIRECT 11 AVRIL] All the developments of the pandemic

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Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for nearly a year.

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

The balance sheets


Case: 135,467,026

Dead: 2 929 837


Case: 1,052,539, whose 324,848 in Quebec

Death: 23 287, whose 10,737 in Quebec


8:37 am | Chaudière-Appalaches: intensive care on the verge of overwhelming

Intensive care is on the eve of an overflow in Chaudière-Appalaches, where 85% of the beds designated for COVID-19 are currently occupied.

8:36 am | Return of curfew at 8 p.m. tonight in Montreal and Laval

Fixed at 9:30 p.m. in the red zone since March 17 in order to give Quebecers a little oxygen, the curfew returns at 8 p.m. in Montreal and Laval this evening.

This “preventive measure” was decreed by the Prime Minister in order to prevent cases of COVID-19 from exploding in these two cities where the population density is higher.

7:56 am | Québec solidaire suggests a period of 4 paid hours to get vaccinated

As the vaccination campaign is gradually reaching the working population, Québec solidaire (QS) is asking the government to act to grant four hours of paid leave to all workers in order to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

7:16 am | Middle East: return to pre-COVID GDP from 2022 for the most vaccinated countries

The economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which have most vaccinated their populations against Covid-19 will return to their pre-pandemic level next year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Sunday. , raising its regional growth forecasts for 2021.

The MENA region, which includes all Arab countries and Iran, experienced a 3.4% contraction of its GDP in 2020, according to the latest estimates, due to the drop in oil prices and the containment measures taken. to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the IMF, growth in the region will accelerate to 4% this year, an increase of 0.9 points compared to its last projection published in early February.

7:05 am | Vaccination open Monday to all over 55s in France

All French people aged 55 and over will be eligible for vaccination from Monday with AstraZeneca or soon the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, announced the French Minister of Health Olivier Véran in the Sunday Journal.

[EN DIRECT 11 AVRIL]  All the developments of the pandemic

5 h 50 | Night party: a young man kills himself in Belgium while trying to escape the police

A 21-year-old young man, participating in a night party in an Antwerp hotel in violation of confinement rules, was killed overnight from Saturday to Sunday while trying to escape the police, according to the prosecution.

According to the first elements of the investigation, the 21-year-old man died after falling from the 4th floor, apparently trying to escape through the bedroom window, a spokesperson for the prosecution told AFP. .

5:25 am | The archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon wants to join the Atlantic bubble

The Atlantic bubble, which allows travelers from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador to travel freely without having to go through quarantine periods, is expected to be reinstated on April 19. However, an outbreak of cases in New Brunswick could slow the process down.

1 hour | Vaccination: false leaflets distributed in Montreal

Several residents of the Ahuntsic, Rosemont and Villeray neighborhoods indicated to the Newspaper recently received the same brochure signed by the lafinducovid.com site.

He claims “to have a side of the story” to end the pandemic “much faster” than political leaders.

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1 hour | A naturopathic clinic campaigns against vaccination

A naturopathic clinic in the Eastern Townships sent subscribers an email discouraging them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, alleging that it has “killed millions of people.”

[EN DIRECT 11 AVRIL]  All the developments of the pandemic

1 hour | An outdoor gym to help private trainers

A yoga teacher from the South Shore of Montreal has set up a semblance of a gym outside to allow her friends, private trainers, to see their clients while respecting health instructions.

[EN DIRECT 11 AVRIL]  All the developments of the pandemic

Saturday, 11:25 p.m. | [EN IMAGES] Crowded parks for one last evening of freedom in Montreal

The metropolis’ parks were bustling with people on Saturday as Montrealers tasted one last night of freedom before the curfew returns at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, 11:25 p.m. | In Montreal, even the police are mixed up over the wearing of the mask

The new rules governing the wearing of masks during outdoor activities are giving headaches to confused Montrealers and police officers, who have difficulty applying them.

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Saturday, 10:14 p.m. | 24-year-old mom comes close to death after catching the British variant

A 24-year-old Quebecer who is force-fed and permanently connected is fighting for her life because of the British variant, which made her lose 40 pounds in a few days.

“I just want to send the message that it is not because you are 20 that you will not catch it,” insists Roxanne Smith from the outset, her voice too weak to convey the rage that inhabits her.

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Our columnists speak out

The secret rooms of François Legault – Karine Gagnon

Should this be seen as a strategy, bad faith or just bad planning?

History doesn’t say it, but the question remains: How do you expect journalists who aren’t up to date with all the changes being made to ask the right questions?