Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for over a year.
Here you will find all the news throughout the day related to this crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.
LAST BALANCE SHEET
Case: 136 687 436
Dead: 2 946 803
Case: 1,071,016 cases, of which 327,982 in Quebec
Death: 23 356, whose 10,744 in Quebec
All the news for Tuesday, April 13
5:12 am | Germany approves tougher anti-Covid law, including curfews.
The German government on Tuesday approved a toughening of its infection protection law allowing it to now impose harmonized restrictions across the country to better combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
This project, which has yet to be ratified by the Bundestag, provides that beyond a threshold of 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants over three days, the federal state may decide to implement night curfews. , the reduction of contacts between private persons or the closure of stores deemed non-essential, the chancellery told AFP.
5:10 am | Daniil Medvedev, declared positive for COVID-19, withdraws from the Monte-Carlo tournament.
Russian world tennis No.2 Daniil Medvedev, declared positive for COVID-19, withdraws from the Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo, ATP announced on Tuesday.
“Medvedev has been placed in solitary confinement and continues to be followed by the tournament doctor and the ATP medical team,” explains a statement released by the organization.
3h42 | India has approved Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, a major local drug maker said on Tuesday, as the vaccination campaign is in full swing and an outbreak of contaminations rages in the country of 1.3 billion inhabitants.
TO READ | The resumption of parliamentary work in the National Assembly in the dark red zone is a dilemma for political parties. Members of the yellow or orange region prefer to stay in their part of the country, while the PQ have dragged their food cooler to avoid moving to an emergency zone.
1h00 | If all Quebecers aged 60 and over who have made an appointment to date will be vaccinated, more than 75% of them will be protected. This represents the target that the Government of Quebec had set itself, and which is considered by experts as the threshold of mass immunity. With a vaccination rate of nearly 23%, all age categories combined, the province is still ahead of the Canadian average (about 21%).
TO SEE | The pace of vaccination is accelerating.
TO READ | Protesters against the imposition of the 8 p.m. curfew in Montreal caused several damages to businesses. Among them, Érik Luksenberg, owner of two restaurants, thought he had lost his window and his terrace.
TO READ | Curfew protesters and police officers played cat and mouse in a tense atmosphere in the heart of downtown Montreal yesterday after 8 p.m.
TO READ | Even if seven complaints against Manoir Liverpool were filed between 2017 and 2020, the CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches maintains that there was nothing to suggest that there were cases of mistreatment at the private seniors’ residence in Saint-Romuald.
0h00 | The government of Quebec could lose up to $ 8.75 million as part of the restructuring of Spartan Bioscience, an Ottawa company specializing in testing for COVID-19.