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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 3:30 p.m.

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PLANETARY

Case: 131 570 882

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Dead: 2,856,545

Recovered: 74 661 318

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UNITED STATES

Case: 30 735 626

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Dead: 555,226

CANADA

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Ontario: 364,537 cases (7,450 deaths)

Quebec: 317,364 cases (10,697 deaths)

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Alberta: 152,357 cases (1,994 deaths)

British Columbia: 102,970 cases (1,463 deaths)

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Manitoba: 34,487 cases (940 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 34,544 cases (439 deaths)

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Nova Scotia: 1,742 cases (66 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,662 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: 1,008,372 cases (23,090 deaths)

NEWS

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3:12 p.m. | France starts vaccine production this week

The production of vaccines in France against COVID-19 is to start Wednesday, at the French subcontractor Delpharm, we learned Monday from the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance, confirming press information.

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2:40 p.m. | Boris Johnson calls on Britons to be patient with overseas travel

A pint on the terrace, yes, a holiday abroad, not yet: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday gave the green light to the next stage of deconfinement, but called on his fellow citizens to be in a hurry to go to the sun after a long confined winter.

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13:45 | Cancer and Diabetics Flee Hospitals Due to COVID

Canadians with chronic diseases are more reluctant to seek treatment because of COVID-19, according to a survey.

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1:15 p.m. | More than 75% of people 65 and over everywhere in Quebec have now received a 1st dose of COVID vaccine or have made an appointment to be inoculated against the coronavirus, the Minister of Health wrote on Twitter, Christian Dubé

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12:25 | Cancer and Diabetics Flee Hospitals Due to COVID

Canadians with chronic diseases would be more reluctant to seek treatment because of COVID-19, according to a survey released on Monday.

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11am | 1,252 new cases of COVID-19 in Quebec

Quebec reports 1,252 cases of COVID and four deaths, bringing the total to 317,364 infected people and 10,697 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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Yesterday, the province recorded 1,154 infections and nine deaths.

THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF APRIL 5, 2021

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– 317,364 people infected (+1252)

– 10,697 deaths (+4)

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– 503 people hospitalized (+1)

– 123 people in intensive care (-5)

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– The samples taken amount to 24,065 for a total of 7,681,160

– 22,494 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday for a total of 1,552,215

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10:30 am | Ontario is today reporting 2,938 cases and 3,041 new infections for Sunday; including 906 in Toronto

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9:30 am | “When the children come home with the virus, the house catches fire”

In response to the rise in COVID infections and variants that are spreading at high speed in Quebec, cardiologist Éric Sabbah is making a serious outing.

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9h | France is starting vaccine production on its territory this week

The production of vaccines in France against COVID-19 is to start Wednesday, at a French subcontractor Delpharm, we learned Monday from the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, confirming press information.

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8:33 am | Rescued in the mountains as he tries to avoid quarantine at the hotel

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He was trying to escape the mandatory quarantine at the hotel: a Norwegian fifty-something had to be rescued this weekend in the mountains after trying to cross the border from Sweden during a 40-kilometer ski race, a we learned from the police and the emergency services.


On the winter mountain ridge




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7:31 am | Infections at their highest for four months in Iran

The spread of COVID-19 has skyrocketed in Iran with the Persian New Year holidays and the number of new infections there is at its highest for four months, according to official figures released on Monday.

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2h56 | Portugal reopens museums, café terraces and some schools

Museums, secondary schools and café terraces reopen in Portugal on Monday, more than two months after their closure, the second stage of a gradual deconfinement plan to avoid a resumption of the COVID-19 epidemic which hit the country hard at the start year.

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2h54 | Greece reopens stores despite bad numbers

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Greece allowed most stores to reopen on Monday, despite still worrying figures for the COVID-19 outbreak.



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0h46 | London unveils new rules for international travel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveils new rules for international travel and a controversial health passport project to accompany a very gradual return of the UK to normalcy after long months of restrictions.

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