Here you will find all the news related to this crisis which has hit the population, governments and the economy for several months.
- Case: 98 304 096
- Death: 2 110 289
- Case: 737,407, including 252,176 in Quebec
- Death: 18,828, including 9,437 in Quebec
All the news for Saturday 23 January 2021
11:34 am | France crosses the threshold of one million vaccinated against COVID-19.
One million French people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Saturday, nearly a month after the laborious start of the vaccination campaign in France.
“To all our caregivers, to all our elected officials, to all the staff and agents of the prefectures, regional health agencies and health establishments, to all those who join forces in this exceptional vaccination campaign: thank you” , he then wrote on Twitter.
The government had set itself the goal of reaching one million French people vaccinated by the end of January.
The slow start of the campaign, which began on December 27, drew much criticism and prompted the government to expand the audiences eligible for the vaccine more quickly than expected.
Saturday morning, the Minister of Industry, Agnès Pannier-Runacher had indicated on France Inter that France aimed to vaccinate “15 million people” by June. “I am reasonably confident that this goal will be exceeded,” she added.
For its part, the High Authority for Health (HAS) qualified Saturday as “reasonable” the possibility of spacing the injection of the two doses of the Covid vaccines by six weeks (instead of three to four weeks currently), in order to protect the most vulnerable and face the “epidemic outbreak”.
11:03 am | Quebec has 1,685 new cases and 76 new deaths linked to the virus.
10:50 am | Is the British variant of COVID-19 really more deadly as announced by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson? This is the question asked by Jacques Lapierre, a retired virologist, on Saturday.
10:45 am | More than $ 20,000 of tickets were handed over the night from Friday to Saturday to about fifteen young people, including minors, following an illegal gathering in a house in Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, in Estrie.
5:18 am | Faced with the devastating pandemic of the new coronavirus, a citizens’ crowdfunding initiative in Malawi raised 100,000 dollars in one week to increase resources to fight Covid-19 in public hospitals.
[L’HEURE JUSTE] No, travel was not banned.
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5h13 | The Norwegian government announced on Saturday semi-containment measures, the strictest since the start of the epidemic, in Oslo and its region after the detection of cases of the English variant in a locality near the capital.
4h00 | If some do not hesitate to cry out for “dictatorship”, the health instructions in Quebec remain relatively permissive compared to what other democracies in the world have applied at one time or another during the pandemic.
3h54 | Thousands of residents of one of Hong Kong’s poorest and densely populated neighborhoods were ordered overnight Friday to Saturday to stay at home as part of the first lockdown ordered by authorities since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
2h52 | Health Canada and the company Atoms FD Inc. on Friday recalled “anti-microbe” disinfectants which were distributed in several Quebec schools and which could present risks to the health of children.
1h00 | The vaccination campaign against COVID-19 is just starting and is already experiencing hiccups in a Brazil in the middle of the second wave, and which will quickly run out of doses, components and even syringes, scientists warn, blaming the government.
0h00 | Researchers from the National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS) obtained funding of $ 100,000 from the university establishment to carry out a research project that would make it possible to see if it is possible to detect potential pathologies in a patient. newborn by analyzing placentas.
0h00 | The pandemic is apparently not all bad. Quite the contrary. The clothing retailer Point Zéro even intends to take advantage of the context to increase its presence across Canada.
“In the current state of the economy, there is not one who can resist,” says Maurice Benisti, CEO of the Benisti Group, behind the Point Zéro clothing brand.
Our columnists speak out
It will go badly before it gets better … —> Remi Nadeau
Don’t ask me “how are you?” —> Denise Bombardier
Travel: should we imitate New Zealand? —> Antoine Robitaille