Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for several months.
Here you will find all the news throughout the day related to this crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.
Case: 90 045 410
Restored: 49 890 845
Case: 659,006, including 228,821 in Quebec
Death: 16,933, including 8,686 in Quebec
ALL THE NEWS FOR SUNDAY JANUARY 10
4:59 pm | COVID-19: records in Ontario, return to normal in Quebec
The pandemic continued to accelerate in Ontario on Sunday with the announcement of four new records for cases and hospitalizations, while numbers returned to normal in Quebec after an unparalleled toll on Saturday.
4:33 p.m. | Curfew: 46 tickets issued in Quebec and Lévis
The Lévis and Quebec police services issued at least 46 offense reports on Saturday during the first night of curfew.
Photo QMI Agency, Marc Vallières
4:03 pm | Greece: heat wave, the Greeks on the beaches and far from confinement
A heat wave with temperature peaks of 28 degrees Celsius on Sunday prompted Greeks to significantly relax during confinement and to head to beaches and parks in droves.
4 pm | Primary schools: return to class expected Monday
Several parents are eager to see their children return to primary school on Monday after three weeks of leave and confinement at home.
3:26 p.m. | Quebec is the province that vaccinates the most in the country
Quebec is the Canadian province with the best vaccination rate in the country in terms of the percentage of doses received, according to federal government data.
3:22 p.m. | France: extension of the curfew to 6 p.m., the British variant worries
Eight new departments in France advance their curfew to 6 p.m. on Sunday, a measure contested, but deemed necessary in an attempt to avoid a rebound in the COVID-19 epidemic while the circulation of the new British variant worries.
1:30 p.m. | “We must reassure people and protect workers”, judges FIQ president Nancy Bédard
The Interprofessional Health Federation (FIQ), which brings together many professionals, including nurses, considers that currently nothing is really clear in the current fight against the virus, despite months of pandemic.
1:17 p.m. | A few hundred Quebeckers were caught outside for no reason after 8 p.m. Saturday, which earned them a hefty fine.
The Sûreté du Québec alone announced Sunday morning that it had distributed more than 150 tickets for non-compliance with the curfew, in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
In Montreal, 17 people were pinned in connection with a small rally to oppose the new health rules. They were all fined, police said.
In Quebec, about twenty demonstrators gathered in the Old Port suffered the same evening in the early evening.
11:38 am | Sanitary measures: “We have not yet done the maximum”, says Dre Cecile Tremblay
11 am | 2,588 new cases and 39 more deaths in Quebec
For 35,114 tests carried out, Quebec reports 2,588 new cases of COVID-19 and 39 deaths; hospitalizations are down 12.
10:24 am | Ontario records record new cases with 3,945
61 people have sadly lost their lives in the past 24 hours and 1,483 people are hospitalized, including 405 in intensive care.
9:38 am | Will the extreme curfew measure work?
“The US Navy, the Chinese, the New Zealanders, the Australians have shown that with measures like these, when they are followed, we can overcome a pandemic peak after four to six weeks” , assured the Dr Mathieu Simon, the head of the intensive care unit of the IUCPQ in Quebec, in an interview at Quebec morning Sunday.
9:32 am | Curfew: Guilbault thanks Quebecers for their solidarity
The Minister of Public Security, Geneviève Guilbault, thanks Quebeckers for respecting the curfew, which came into effect on Saturday evening at 8 p.m.
8:47 am | Switzerland: half of hotels and restaurants risk bankruptcy
Almost half of Swiss companies in the restaurant and hotel sector are at risk of going bankrupt by the end of March without state aid to face the consequences of the restrictions imposed by the fight against COVID-19, a warned Sunday the representative federation of the sector.
6:49 am | France: eight new departments advance the hour of the curfew
Eight new departments in France advance their curfew to 6 p.m. local time on Sunday, a measure contested, but deemed necessary to try to avoid a rebound in the COVID-19 epidemic, while the circulation of the new British variant worries.
These eight departments of the center, the east and the south-east, which will be joined on Tuesday by two others, are added to 15 departments mainly in the east, already subject for a week to a curfew at 6 p.m. at 8 p.m. as in the rest of the territory.
6:21 am | The return of COVID-19 premiums demanded by Québec solidaire
The responsible for work, Alexandre Leduc, demanded Sunday morning the return of COVID-19 bonuses for employees of large chains, on the model established last spring.
“Unlike most businesses, sales and profits at large chains have been doing very well since the start of the pandemic. This is not the case for their employees, who are exposed every day to COVID-19 for a pittance, ”the member for Hochelaga-Maisonneuve said in a press release.
6:07 am | UK wants to have every adult vaccinated by fall
The British government has embarked on a “race against time” to vaccinate by mid-February the over 70s, caregivers and vulnerable people, or around 15 million people belonging to one category of the population where 88% of deaths from COVID-19 occur.
5:14 am | Coronavirus: Germany exceeds 40,000 dead, worst is yet to come, says Merkel
The total number of deaths caused by the coronavirus in Germany crossed the 40,000 threshold on Sunday, announced the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health (RKI), and Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the next few weeks will be “the phase la harder of the pandemic ”.
5 h | Six statements of offense submitted to Châteauguay
Police officers from the Chateauguay Police Department (SPC) issued six tickets during the curfew on Saturday evening, after intervening with 143 vehicles and 161 citizens.
5 h | Curfew in Quebec: the great privilege … to have a dog
The rare owners of crossed dogs on Saturday evening in the deserted streets admitted to feeling privileged to be able to walk their animal after 8 p.m.
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5 h | Record number of holiday-related cases
The province began its curfew on Saturday when one in 1,000 Quebecers succumbed to COVID-19 and 3,127 new cases were enumerated, a record that specialists associate with Christmas holiday visits.
5 h | PHOTOS | Like an abandoned city
Deserted streets, parks plunged into darkness, businesses closed earlier and major police checks … The municipalities of Quebec have turned into ghost towns for this first night marked by the entry into force of the curfew.
5 h | MAKE A DIFFERENCE | You have to believe in the success of struggling students, writes Stéphane Allaire, professor in the Department of Education at UQAC.
0 h 45 | COVID-19: a global crisis in 12 key moments
From the first official death in China, January 11, 2020, to the hopes brought by vaccines a year later; return to the COVID-19 pandemic in 12 key moments.
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