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: 118 851 321
Case: 901 984, whose 295,390 in Quebec
Death: 22,399, whose 10,518 in Quebec
HERE ARE ALL THE NEWS FOR FRIDAY MARCH 12
3:28 pm | The United States exceeds 100 million doses of vaccines injected.
More than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been injected in the United States, according to official figures from health authorities on Friday.
Three vaccines are urgently authorized in the United States, that of Johnson & Johnson, which requires only one dose per person, and those of Moderna and Pfizer / BioNTech, which are administered in two doses.
3:20 pm | Vaccination of passengers should not be mandatory on international flights, said the UN civil air transport agency on Friday, issuing a series of new recommendations for the revival of the sector, decimated by the pandemic.
TO READ | The director general of the World Health Organization said on Friday he was “very concerned” by the epidemiological situation linked to COVID-19 in Brazil, calling on the government to take “serious measures”.
3:07 pm | Red and orange zones: hotel pools and spas may also reopen.
3:04 pm | Places of worship in the red zone will be able to accommodate 25 people at a time as of March 26.
2:23 pm | France exceeds the 90,000 dead mark.
The COVID-19 epidemic has killed more than 90,000 people in France since it began a year ago, according to figures released Friday evening by the French public health agency.
According to these figures, updated daily, 90,146 people have died from COVID-19 since the start of the epidemic in hospitals and nursing homes, including 64,835 in hospitals.
13h54 | The number of cases of contamination by the coronavirus continued to increase in the world this week with the exception of North America.
13:50 | With mercury on the rise and the number of COVID-19 cases falling across the country, chief public health officials have warned Canadians against the urge to ‘cross the finish line’ too quickly .
Archive photo, QMI Agency
13:39 | The World Health Organization on Friday gave its approval for the single-dose COVID vaccine from the American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, according to a press release from the UN agency.
13:01 | The resumption of organized sports will be done gradually from March 26, Minister Isabelle Charest announced on Friday. But be careful, only training will be allowed and the physical distance of two meters must be respected at all times.
Screenshot, TVA News
12:49 | Transfers of “tens, even hundreds” of patients are being prepared to avoid the saturation of hospitals in Paris and its region where the COVID-19 epidemic is causing the most concern in France.
12:29 | Canada surpassed the 900,000 COVID-19 infection mark on Friday, a year after the start of the worst health crisis in a century.
Archive photo Joël Lemay
11:48 am | Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau provides an update on the situation surrounding COVID-19.
11:02 am | Quebec reports 753 additional cases and 9 deaths, bringing the total to 296,143 infected people and 10,526 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
10:11 am | A person recovered from COVID-19 and then receiving a first dose of the vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna is as much or even better protected than someone who has never caught the disease but received both doses of the vaccine, according to a study.
9:42 am | A private seniors’ residence in Laval, Soleil Manoir Laval, is facing a major outbreak of COVID-19.
9:34 am | Severe allergies are expected to be added to the list of possible side effects of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, after probable links to such reactions in the UK were identified, the European Medicines Agency said on Friday ( EMA).
8:42 am | Montrealers 65 and over can now make an appointment to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Stevens LeBlanc / QUEBEC JOURNAL
6:25 am | The WHO said on Friday that “there is no reason not to use” AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine, after its use as a precautionary measure was suspended in several European countries.
3h50 | Community workers are increasingly experiencing burnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study released Thursday.
Stevens LeBlanc / QUEBEC JOURNAL
1h21 | The French pharmaceutical group Sanofi announced on Friday the launch of the first human trials of its second vaccine project against COVID-19, the first still in the testing phase after having fallen behind in its development.
12:56 am | The American laboratory Johnson & Johnson (J&J), marred by scandals linked to its talc and the opioid crisis, is rebuilding a reputation with its anti-Covid vaccine, currently sold at cost but potentially juicy in the long term.
00h00 | Families of victims who lost their lives as a result of COVID-19 gathered at noon on Thursday for a commemoration ceremony held in front of parliament in Quebec.
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