[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER] All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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Here you will find all the news related to this crisis which has hit the population, governments and the economy for several months.

PLANETARY

  • Case: 90 806 606
  • Death: 1,942,713

CANADA

  • Case: 668,181, including 230,690 in Quebec
  • Death: 17,086, including 8,737 in Quebec

All the news for Monday, January 11, 2021

19:33 | The 8.9 million recipients of the Canada Emergency Benefit will soon receive a document from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for tax purposes.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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6:13 pm | Ventilaction of Trois-Rivières believes it has the solution to ventilation problems in schools and hospitals in Quebec. It has just been awarded the contract to distribute a filtration unit custom designed to eliminate deadly viruses such as the coronavirus.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

5:58 pm | The taxis in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean are empty, because the clientele is rare in the midst of the pandemic, even more since the imposition of the curfew.

5:53 pm | Portugal: outgoing president tested positive for coronavirus

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa tested positive for the new coronavirus and had to cancel his entire public agenda two weeks before the presidential election on January 24, a ballot for which he is widely favored, the presidency announced on Monday evening.

The 72-year-old head of state was “asymptomatic” and isolated himself in the residential part of the presidential palace in Lisbon, his services said in a statement.

5:32 pm | While “touristatas” and their travels in the south have been wracked by the population during the holidays, hundreds of thousands of foreigners have entered Canada since the start of the pandemic.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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5:21 pm | Quebecers are the most satisfied in the country vis-à-vis the vaccination campaign implemented by their government, shows a poll by the firm Augus Reid unveiled on Monday.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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5:10 pm | The CHUS Fleurimont, in Estrie, is hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, while 7 sectors of the establishment are grappling with an outbreak of cases, including the pediatric unit.

4:06 pm | Virus: South Africa closes its land borders

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced the month-long closure of the country’s land borders, as well as the extension of measures against the coronavirus, as the country grapples with an unprecedented upsurge in cases fueled by a new variant .

3:59 pm | Canadian Federal Police announced Monday that they have launched a criminal investigation into a death caused by COVID-19, after the victim’s family filed a complaint against his former employer Cargill.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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3:43 pm | To “test” the police after a strict curfew came into effect on Saturday in Quebec, a motorist drove intoxicated in Sherbrooke and a young woman walked her friend on a leash. The result: a fine of $ 1,550 each.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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3:45 p.m. | Faced with accusations of slowness in anti-COVID vaccination, New York relaxed its vaccine eligibility criteria and opened its first large vaccination centers on Monday, despite doses still insufficient in number.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

3:24 pm | Lebanon imposes full 11-day curfew amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon is imposing from Thursday a total curfew for eleven days with also a limitation of flights from countries considered to be at high risk, in an attempt to stem the skyrocketing spread of the new coronavirus.

“It is forbidden to go out in the street and on the roads between 5 am on Thursday January 14, 2021 and 5 am on Monday January 25”, according to a press release released on Monday after a meeting of the Board of Governors of the defense.

The Lebanese will therefore not be able to leave their homes during this period, not even to shop for food, exercise or walk their pets. There are some exceptions for health workers, journalists, food workers and other workers deemed essential.

Supermarkets will only make deliveries. Rumors of their possible total closure have sparked panic across the country, with crowds robbing some shelves.

3:22 pm | Democrat elected representative tested positive for COVID-19 after violence on Capitol Hill

An American elected official announced on Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19 after taking refuge during the violent intrusion of supporters of Donald Trump on Capitol Hill, with other parliamentarians having refused to wear a mask.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19 and I am resting at home for now,” said New Jersey elected member of the House of Representatives, Bonnie Watson Coleman, in a statement.

“Although I have mild symptoms consistent with those of a cold, morale is good and will continue to work for my constituents,” added the 75-year-old Democrat.

Bonnie Watson Coleman “believes she was exposed (to the virus) during her confinement in the Capitol after the insurgent riot,” said her team. “As reported by several media outlets, a number of people present ignored instructions to wear masks. “

3:11 pm | Argentina: an immune equine serum to reduce the effects of COVID-19

An immune equine serum developed by Argentinian scientists to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 has been available since Monday in hospitals in the South American country, the government and the scientific director of the project announced.

3:06 pm | COVID-19: François Legault takes stock of the crisis

14:55 | The World Health Organization (WHO) assured Monday that its mission to investigate the origins of the pandemic, expected this week in China, was not intended to find “a culprit”.

2:29 pm | Government’s persistent refusal to supply N95 masks to all at-risk healthcare workers is a way to buy time “to cover its lack of supply”, believes the CSN.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

2:25 pm | Joe Biden received second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

14:12 | The number of COVID-19 cases reported in the workplace soars over the holidays to reach a peak never seen since they were recorded.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

13h00 | Collective immunity to COVID-19 will not be achieved this year, although vaccines have started to be distributed in many countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday..

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

13h00 | Specialists questioned by TVA Nouvelles believe that the curfew is an additional measure that could have an impact in the fight against a COVID-19 pandemic, which is still gaining ground in Quebec.

12:20 | A family in the Montreal area received $ 3,100 in tickets on the first evening of the curfew on Saturday as they were on their way home from New Brunswick, where they had been since mid- December.

11h00 | Quebec reports 1,869 additional cases of COVID-19 and 51 deaths, bringing the total to 230,690 infected people and 8,737 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

10:35 am | No less than 1.3 million rapid COVID-19 screening tests sent to Quebec have still not been used.

10:30 am | With 122 dead in 24 hours and nearly 4,000 people hospitalized, the COVID-19 pandemic reached new records on Monday in Portugal, which is preparing this week for new strict containment.

10:10 am | Porter Airlines could resume flights on March 29. The airline has set this tentative date for the resumption of its services interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic last March.

10:00 am | Professor Simona Bignami will not send her child to school, after she has just co-signed a new study which points to the school community as being a vector of transmission of COVID-19 in Montreal.

9:25 am | Travelers who apply for Return Assistance Benefit because they have to self-isolate due to COVID-19 will be able to receive federal government money if the target period was before January 3.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

8:50 am | Montreal police have issued 82 statements of offense, including one for a person homeless, for non-compliance with the curfew, according to a count established Monday morning.

8:30 am | The patrollers of the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) submitted around twenty tickets from Sunday to Monday, in connection with the curfew regulation.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

8:20 am | German biotech company BioNTech on Monday estimated it would be able to produce “2 billion doses” of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021, significantly more than the previous target of 1.3 billion doses.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

8:10 am | Chinese authorities on Monday ordered the temporary containment of 500,000 inhabitants of villages in the municipality of Beijing, in order to prevent any spread of a small epidemic of COVID-19.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

6:00 am | Despite the addition of new measures, we can expect that the start of the primary school year today will create an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks.

6:00 am | Relatives of dying man lament he didn’t even get a shower during weeks in palliative care before dying.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

6:00 am | On November 18, our journalist Jonathan Tremblay received the call he had been dreading for months. On December 4, he was to undergo heart surgery, as the death rate from COVID-19 climbed in Quebec. On forced rest for several weeks, he wanted to testify to his misadventure in these most special conditions to pay tribute to the health personnel.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

0h00 | Not only is “ventilation” not the solution to controlling the coronavirus in schools, but it will never replace the mask, believes an engineer expert in the field.

0h00 | The curfew can break the painful second wave if Quebecers continue their efforts, say experts, as the province has just recorded its second worst week of the pandemic in terms of new infections.

[EN DIRECT LUNDI 11 JANVIER]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

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