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Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for a year.

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Here you will find all the news throughout the day related to this crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.

LAST REVIEW 3:10 p.m.

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PLANETARY

Case: 129 972 423

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Dead: 2,832,474

Recovered: 73 627 218

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UNITED STATES

Case: 30 576 020

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Dead: 553,691

CANADA

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Ontario: 352,460 cases (7,389 deaths)

Quebec: 313,676 cases (10,681 deaths)

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Alberta: 149,207 cases (1,994 deaths)

British Columbia: 100,880 cases (1,463 deaths)

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Manitoba: 34,174 cases (937 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 33,789 cases (436 deaths)

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Nova Scotia: 1,728 cases (66 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,632 cases (30 deaths)

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Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,020 cases (6 deaths)

Nunavut: 395 cases (4 deaths)

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Prince Edward Island: 160 cases

Yukon: 74 cases (1 death)

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Northwest Territories: 47 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

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Total: 989,255 cases (23,007 deaths)

NEWS

2:38 pm | COVID-19: screening also congested in Lévis

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After Quebec, the COVID-19 screening at the CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches is in turn blocked, forcing the opening of a new temporary site and the increase in load shedding.



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Photo QMI Agency, Marc Vallières

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2:20 p.m. | US: Over 100 million people have received at least one dose of vaccine

More than 100 million people have received at least one injection of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, and those already fully vaccinated can travel again safely, US health officials said on Friday, further sign of a gradual progression. renewed activity in the United States, where jobs flourished in March.

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13:52 | COVID-19: the rise continues in Quebec, with 305 new cases

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As a sign of the gravity of the situation, Quebec has crossed the 300-case mark for only the second time since the very beginning of the crisis.



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13:41 | Rivière-du-Loup schools will remain closed next week

The spread of COVID-19 in western Bas-Saint-Laurent is far from running out of steam. The toll is still heavy this Thursday, with 59 new cases, including 35 in Rivière-du-Loup.

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12.50pm | “If we want a summer, we must impose more severe restrictions”

Should the capacity for the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its variants in Quebec push the government to severely re-limit the population, as requested by a large group of Quebec doctors?

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12:38 | Quebec, Lévis and Gatineau: IGA will offer a bonus to its workers

The food giant Empire, owner of the IGA brand, will once again pay a temporary bonus to its workers located in the regions affected by the new containment measures.

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QMI Agency archive photo, Maxime Deland

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12:25 | Vaccinated people can travel by taking precautions according to US authorities

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People vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume travel while taking precautions, that is, wearing a mask and respecting physical distancing, US health officials said on Friday.



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12:21 pm | Explosion of cases in Quebec

More than 1,300 other Quebecers have contracted COVID-19 according to data shared on Friday, which also confirms the explosion of infections in the Capitale-Nationale.

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12h00 | Health Canada issues warning on masks containing graphene

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Health Canada issued a warning on Friday against the use of masks containing graphene because its potentially harmful particles can be inhaled, a week after a similar notice from the Quebec Ministry of Health.


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11:57 am | AstraZeneca vaccine injections suspended in the Netherlands for children under 60

The Netherlands is suspending AstraZeneca vaccine injections for those under 60 following a few cases of blood clots, health authorities said on Friday.

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11:44 am | The pandemic continued to accelerate this week on the planet

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Coronavirus contaminations continued to accelerate around the world this week, a trend that has affected almost all regions of the globe: here are the weekly highlights, taken from an AFP database.


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11:37 am | US President Joe Biden calls for not letting our guard down and “getting the job done”

11:34 am | Vaccinated people can travel with precautions, say U.S. officials

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11:32 am | “We will get out of this, but as in an accident, there will be consequences”

For a second consecutive year, the Easter weekend will be different this year. The Bishop of the diocese of Chicoutimi, Mgr René Guay has witnessed the distress in the population during the past twelve months.

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11:23 am | A secondary 5 and a short training to assist during surgeries, the union denounces

The CIUSS de l’Est-de-Montréal, struggling with a labor shortage and under pressure in the midst of a pandemic, intends to call on technical assistants whose training is carried out on an accelerated basis, according to the Interprofessional Federation of the health of Quebec.

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11:22 am | AstraZeneca vaccine injections suspended in the Netherlands for children under 60

11:21 am | Criticized for its “selfishness”, Austria sells vaccines to its Czech neighbor

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Austria sends 30,000 doses of vaccine to the Czech Republic after being vilified for refusing to help its most late European partners the day before

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11:13 am | France: complaint after the death of a woman who received the AstraZeneca vaccine

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11am | More than 1,300 new cases in Quebec

Quebec reports 1,314 cases of COVID and 5 deaths, bringing the total to 313,676 infected people and 10,681 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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Yesterday, the province recorded 1,271 infections and 9 deaths.

THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF APRIL 2, 2021

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– 313,676 people infected (+1 314)

– 10,681 deaths (+5)

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– 503 people hospitalized (+16)

– 121 people in intensive care (+2)

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– The direct debits totaled 39,886 for a total of 7,592,191

– 48,507 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday for a total of 1,440,680

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10:09 am | Here are the four variants under close surveillance in Quebec

The National Institute of Public Health of Quebec is closely monitoring four variants of COVID-19 in the province, and of the number, a small new one emerged in early March.

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10:03 am | Geneviève Guilbault ends her administrative segregation

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Deputy Prime Minister Geneviève Guilbault ends her administrative segregation

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8:39 am | Self-vaccination is being considered

Quebec is evaluating the possibility of creating car vaccination clinics that would make life easier for people with reduced mobility and reduce the risk of transmission of variants, according to public health experts.

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8:37 am | Police officers will be more visible on the ground

The police authorities will be particularly present on the ground, in Quebec, to enforce the sanitary measures for the Easter weekend and their vigilance will be increased for the 10 days of “break”.

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Photo QMI Agency, Marc Vallières

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8:07 am | Pause does not pass

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Anger, incomprehension, disappointment and discouragement. The traders, restaurateurs, hairdressers and spa owners in the region were all filled with the same feelings yesterday, the day after the shock treatment imposed by the Legault government.


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7:42 am | Doctors call for immediate re-containment of Greater Montreal

The COVID Stop collective, made up of doctors, epidemiologists and scientists, calls for the closure of schools and the immediate re-containment of Greater Montreal in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

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6:52 am | England closes borders to four new countries, including Kenya

6:57 am | Record of cases in Kazakhstan where vaccination slips

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5:07 am | Devastating variants in the crosshairs

Canadians will have to spend another spring in confinement to protect themselves this time from variants of a virus that has been killing for more than a year and which has mutated into an even more contagious and deadly disease.

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