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.
Case: 122 624 908
Dead: 2 705 742
Case: 927,069, whose 301,691 in Quebec
Death: 22,617, whose 10,594 in Quebec
HERE ARE ALL THE NEWS FOR FRIDAY MARCH 20
8:08 pm | A 60-year-old from Texas has been arrested twice in just six days for refusing to wear the mask in a public place.
6:24 pm | The Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Global Public Health Information Network (GPHIN) has been flawed by failing to alert other countries of the detection, as of December 30, 2019, of a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, which would then set the stage for the global COVID-19 pandemic.
4:46 pm | In no hurry to vaccinate its population, Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina reiterated Saturday evening to prefer his herbal remedy to fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the Indian Ocean island.
4:29 p.m. | The president of the Special Commission on the Rights of the Child and Youth Protection, Régine Laurent, received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Saturday afternoon at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
2:19 p.m. | Stability in Quebec, worsening of the situation in Ontario
Quebec reported a stable number of new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, while its neighbor Ontario still saw its numbers swell worryingly compared to the day before.
2:06 pm | Young people worried about the impact of teleworking
Young Quebecers are increasingly concerned about the possible repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on their generation, particularly with regard to the impacts of teleworking on their mental health.
This is what nearly 400 young people aged 18 to 35 have advanced during their participation in the first virtual edition of the Rencontres Maîtres chez Vous, since Friday.
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13:48 | Change of zone unlikely in Montreal
The forecasts that have been made on the health situation in Quebec make it unlikely the transition from the red zone to the orange zone in Montreal.
12:31 | Stability in Quebec, worsening of the situation in Ontario
Quebec reported a stable number of new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, while its neighbor Ontario still saw its numbers increase worryingly compared to the day before.
11 h 1 | COVID-19: Quebec has 775 cases and 7 more deaths
The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, in Quebec, show 775 new cases and 7 deaths.
10:40 am | A third wave in April not to be taken lightly
“We must not take this third wave lightly at all”, pleads the Dre Nimâ Machouf, epidemiologist.
10:15 am | Switzerland: demonstration against anti-COVID-19 restrictions
Several thousand people demonstrated on Saturday in the Swiss city of Liestal to demand an end to restrictions intended to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.
9:48 am | Germany: clashes between police and opponents of COVID-19 measures
Clashes erupted between police and opponents of restrictive measures against COVID-19 in Kassel, a city in central Germany, on Saturday during one of the largest such gatherings since the start of the year in this country.
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7:43 am | UK: Half of adults received dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Half of the adult population in the United Kingdom has received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Minister of Health announced on Saturday, welcoming a “huge success” for this country, the most bereaved in Europe by the pandemic.
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7 am | Montreal improves financial support for merchants
The City of Montreal announced on Friday a $ 1.2M increase in the financial assistance program for businesses affected by major work, and the creation of a financial support program for commercial development companies, all also strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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6:19 am | Tokyo Olympics: the question of spectators from abroad decided on Saturday
There will be no overseas spectators at the Tokyo Olympics this summer due to significant health risks, Olympic officials and Japanese authorities said after an online meeting on Saturday.
6 h 6 | EU threatens to block AstraZeneca exports
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday threatened to block exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine if the EU did not receive its deliveries first, as the Poles and a third of the French woke up again confined, but in different modalities.
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2 hrs | Vaccines: AstraZeneca stuck in seizures
Dark times for AstraZeneca. Struggling with fears about the dangerousness of its vaccine, which remains suspended in several countries, the company is also suffering a political offensive from the European Union, where it is very late on its deliveries.
“Safe and efficient.” It was Thursday the conclusion of the European health authority on the vaccine developed against COVID-19 by the Swedish-British laboratory and the University of Oxford.