Here you will find all the news related to this crisis which has hit the population, governments and the economy for several months.
- Case: 95 675 708
- Death: 2,043,806
- Case: 716,997, including 245,734 in Quebec
- Death: 18,166, including 9,142 in Quebec
All the news for Tuesday, January 19, 2021
12:31 | The National Hockey League has decided to postpone the game scheduled for Tuesday night between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Nashville Predators due to COVID-19.
Circuit Bettman confirmed at noon that the game will not take place as planned. The Athletic website reported that the coronavirus was affecting the ranks of the “Canes”.
The day before, the two teams crossed swords at Bridgestone Arena and Carolina won 4-2 thanks to three goals in the last twenty. Head coach Rod Brind’Amour’s squad are scheduled to play six straight home games starting Thursday. The Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars are scheduled to appear in Raleigh for two games each by the end of the month.
The Hurricanes have two wins in three matches so far.
11:59 am | Coronavirus: 1,610 deaths recorded in 24 hours in the United Kingdom, a record.
The UK on Tuesday recorded 1,610 more deaths from the novel coronavirus within 28 days of a positive test, a record since the start of the pandemic that has killed a total of more than 91,000 people in the country, the health service said. public.
The number of cases in 24 hours rose to 33,355, Public Health England said on Twitter, bringing the total number of people who tested positive in the country to more than 3.4 million.
11:46 am | Justin Trudeau again urged Canadians on Tuesday to avoid travel abroad, citing that “new measures” could be imposed “without notice”.
11:44 am | The mayoress of Montreal Valérie Plante is asking the government for an exemption for the homeless with regard to the curfew.
11:32 am | Brazil: Amazonian villagers alone in the face of COVID-19.
11:29 am | Women suffer more distress due to telework forced by the pandemic.
11:17 am | The bosses of the construction industry are defending themselves well to have dropped the ball of the sanitary rules on the building sites after being skinned by the Minister of Labor last week.
11:13 am | The Legault government changes tone in its message to the population regarding health measures, and calls on Quebecers to respect the restrictions “all the time, without exception”.
11:02 am | COVID-19: 1,386 new cases and 55 additional deaths in Quebec.
10:04 am | Serbia begins administering Chinese Sinopharm vaccine.
Serbia on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to administer China’s Sinopharm vaccine against the novel coronavirus and launched a mass vaccination campaign.
According to the authorities, some 300 vaccination posts have been set up in the main cities of Serbia in order to inject the three vaccines it now has, with the Russian Sputnik V and the American-German Pfizer-BioNTech.
The Minister of Health Zlatibor Loncar was the first to receive the Chinese vaccine at the Torlak Institute of Virology in Belgrade.
“This is the only way to get back to normal life, for the country to start functioning as before the coronavirus. Citizens have no reason to be suspicious, these are vaccines which are all very safe, ”Loncar told state television (RTS).
It will be imitated next weekend by President Aleksandar Vucic who will also receive the Chinese vaccine.
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said Serbia has so far procured around one million doses of the three vaccines and agreed to deliver more than six million additional doses.
9:50 am | Hope for a COVID-19-free summer is fading among Canadians, according to a poll released Monday.
8:44 am | In England, 1 in 8 people have had COVID-19.
One in eight people in England had been infected with the new coronavirus in December, marking a marked increase from the previous month (1 in 11) against the background of the spread of a new highly contagious variant, according to an official study published on Tuesday.
8:22 am | Pfizer vaccine: 25,000 fewer doses than expected will be administered in the province by February 8, due to late deliveries.
6:33 am | China defended its management of the COVID-19 epidemic on Tuesday, while conceding that it had to “strive to do better”, after criticism of an independent committee mandated by the World Health Organization.
6:04 am | Lebanon: new daily peaks, calls to extend the anticoronavirus containment.
Calls for an extension of confinement in Lebanon are multiplying, in the face of the surge in contamination by the coronavirus that the restrictions in place are failing to curb and which leads to saturation of hospitals.
The country has been living since Thursday at the rate of a strict confinement which must last until January 25. But the figures remain alarming.
The Ministry of Health announced 53 additional deaths on Monday, a daily record since the start of the pandemic. And 6,154 new contaminations had been identified on Friday, a daily peak.
The country of some six million people has recorded 255,956 cases, including 1959 deaths.
“In early January, we recommended three weeks (of confinement) when the numbers were not as high. I maintain this recommendation ”while the government has opted for eleven days, told AFP Petra Khoury, president of the National Committee to fight COVID-19.
5h36 | Hundreds of workers, who take turns 24 hours a day, were busy Tuesday in China to assemble in a few days a giant quarantine center intended to fight against an outbreak of COVID 300 km south of Beijing.
1h00 | Increase in COVID-19 outbreaks in CHSLDs and RPAs, hospitals that transmit the virus, employees who fall in combat and travel sources of infections: after 10 months of the pandemic, in the middle of the second wave, history is repeating itself in Quebec.
0h00 | Several high school students were left with procedural masks too big for them on Monday when they returned to class, a situation that worries parents. Steps are underway to provide smaller ones for students, says the Ministry of Education.
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