LIVE DECEMBER 11, ]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.



Case: 70 115 461

Death: 1,591,622


Case: 448 841, 160 023 in Quebec

Death: 13,251 deaths, 7,435 in Quebec


9:02 pm | New record of contaminations in the United States, nearly 235,000 cases in 24 hours.

19:10 | The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a drastic drop in air traffic which is reflected in the financial results of Quebec carrier Transat AT in the fourth quarter and in the fiscal year which ended on October 31.

6:44 pm | After posting a record for daily contaminations on Thursday, Ontario had its worst daily death toll.

5:06 pm | US purchases 100 million more doses of Moderna’s vaccine.

4:17 pm | Quebecers have participated in a clinical trial and have already received a first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19. One of the participants tells how everything went.

3:24 pm | The Outaouais recorded its largest increase in COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period on Friday since the start of the pandemic with 75 new people affected by the virus throughout its territory.

3:23 pm | A CIUSSS asks its workers to cancel their vacation.


2:51 pm | Trump demands authorization for Pfizer vaccine on Friday and threatens regulator.

2:09 pm | The World Health Organization (WHO) called for extra vigilance during the holiday season.

2:00 p.m. | The holiday season represents “a great opportunity” for Quebecers to break the second wave and additional health measures could be imposed early next week to achieve this., said Prime Minister François Legault.

13:35 | After being told to obey the law and wear a mask in the Montreal metro, a frustrated anti-mask hit another passenger before setting off.

13:25 | Curfew requires, there will be no big festivities on December 31 to say goodbye to 2020 in France, enough to sadden some who hoped to release the pressure, while museums, theaters and cinemas are protesting their prolonged closure until january.

1:15 p.m. | Researchers assured, Friday, to have identified genetic peculiarities that could explain why some patients have a severe form of COVID-19, which could, according to them, lead to better targeting of treatments.

12:30 PM | The closure of the Canada-U.S. Border to non-essential travel has been extended until at least January 21, Justin Trudeau confirms.

10:50 am | François Legault undertakes to hold a weekly meeting with the leaders of the other parties on the subject of the state of the pandemic during the parliamentary break.

10:30 am | Public Health of Canada predicts COVID-19 will continue its “rapid growth” at least until December 25, when there are expected to have been, in total, up to 577,000 cases and 14,920 deaths.

10:30 am | Many European countries reported “too high” levels of COVID-19 contamination on Friday as Christmas approaches, when the epidemic is soaring more than ever in the United States, against the backdrop of announcements and major maneuvers around the highly anticipated vaccines.

9:40 am | The increase in COVID-19 cases reported daily over the past week is being felt in the hospital network across Quebec, but it is areas outside Montreal that are more at risk.

7:30 am | LThe Autonomous Federation of Education (FAE) demanded, Friday morning, the confirmation of the priority vaccination of teachers, as part of the plan developed by the Quebec government.

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5:30 am | Work-family balance, financial situation, mental health, violence … the quality of life of women has been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

5:45 am | Greece will ease its lockdown by reopening its churches for Christmas, bookstores and hairdressing salons on Monday, and reducing the quarantine period for travelers entering the country, the government announced on Friday, despite a still high coronavirus infection rate.

5:45 am | Japan has finalized its agreement with British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to acquire, in total, 120 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, if its effectiveness is confirmed, the Japanese Ministry of Health announced on Friday.

5:40 am | AstraZeneca laboratory and Russia announced on Friday joint clinical trials combining their two vaccines against the new coronavirus.

1h00 | A 75-year-old is delighted to be among the first people in Quebec who could receive the new vaccine against COVID-19 tomorrow evening in a CHSLD in Montreal.

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