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Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for over 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 14:49

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PLANETARY

Case: 140 262 569

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Dead: 3,003,827

Recovered: 79,939,642

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UNITED STATES

Case: 31 600 684

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Dead: 566,591

CANADA

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Ontario: 412,745 cases (7,698 deaths)

Quebec: 335,608 cases (10,793 deaths)

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Alberta: 167,793 cases (2,034 deaths)

British Columbia: 117,080 cases (1,530 deaths)

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Saskatchewan: 37,615 cases (462 deaths)

Manitoba: 35,815 cases (955 deaths)

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Nova Scotia: 1,800 cases (67 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,778 cases (33 deaths)

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Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,039 cases (6 deaths)

Nunavut: 408 cases (4 deaths)

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Prince Edward Island: 167 cases

Yukon: 76 cases (1 death)

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Northwest Territories: 43 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

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Total: 1,111,980 cases (23,583 deaths)

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2:39 p.m. | Spain: mandatory quarantine for arrivals from 12 countries

Spain extended the obligation to quarantine itself on Saturday until early May for all passengers arriving on its territory from twelve countries – Brazil, Peru, Colombia and nine African countries – due to fears related to variants of the coronavirus .

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1:53 pm | Demonstration against health regulations in Beauce

More than 400 people gathered on Saturday afternoon in Saint-Georges to oppose, in particular, the wearing of masks and what they qualify as “plandemics”.

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13:31 | A crier truck to convince the population

A truck with a loudspeaker system has been circulating in the streets of Montreal since Saturday morning to try to convince the population to be vaccinated as quickly as possible.

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13:19 | Quebec / Ontario border: A measure that is overdue

Many Ontarians would have liked the border between their province and Quebec to be closed sooner.

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12:36 pm | Ontario: “tent medicine” soon to become a reality

“Medicine in the tents will become a reality by next week,” warns Dr. Jérôme Leis in the face of the health situation in Ontario.

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12h17 | COVID-19: fewer cases in Ontario, stability in Quebec

Ontario recorded nearly 500 fewer COVID-19 cases on Saturday, but more than 2,000 people are hospitalized, unheard of since the start of the pandemic.

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12:09 am | Third wave: “your good health is not a shield”

The portrait of people admitted to intensive care due to COVID-19 has changed with the arrival of this third wave propelled by variants.

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11:43 am | COVID-19: Downward trend in Quebec

If the Capitale-Nationale records 4 new deaths, or half of the provincial toll, there is a certain downward trend in the number of new infections.

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11:03 am | Quebec has 1,537 new cases of COVID-19

Quebec reports 1,537 cases of COVID-19 and 8 deaths, bringing the total to 335,608 infected people and 10,793 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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Yesterday, the province recorded 1,527 infections and 7 deaths.

THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF APRIL 17, 2021

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– 335,608 people infected (+1537)

– 10,793 deaths (+8)

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– 692 people hospitalized (+28)

– 175 people in intensive care (+8)

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– The direct debits totaled 39,015 for a total of 8,141,488

– 70,908 doses of vaccine were administered during the day yesterday for a total of 2,297,411

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10:32 am | Use of Pfizer’s vaccine for ages 12 and over under review by Health Canada

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Health Canada is currently evaluating Pfizer’s request to be able to administer its vaccine to people aged 12 and over.



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8:38 am | An important second dose of the vaccine, according to a specialist

The second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine “creates an amplification of the immune response,” says virologist and professor at the Department of Biological Sciences at UQAM Benoît Barbeau.

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8:36 am | Does COVID wreak more havoc than other deadly viruses?

The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has crossed the threshold of three million deaths, already far more than most viral epidemics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with the notable exceptions of the terrible “Spanish flu” and AIDS.

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7:49 am | Telework: the health crisis will facilitate transfers of civil servants to Quebec

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The Legault government could transfer to the regions more than the 5,000 civil servant positions promised by 2028, thanks to the new possibilities that teleworking in a pandemic has created for the entire territory of Quebec.


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6:30 am | [PHOTOS] The dream life of Quebec civil servants working from home

The pandemic has allowed many officials not only to discover the virtues of teleworking, but also to live a dream in the region, far from office towers.

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Audrey-Maude Chiasson, 27, Îles-de-la-Madeleine Councilor

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4:44 | More than 3 million deaths linked to COVID-19 worldwide

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More than 3 million deaths from COVID-19 have been officially recorded worldwide since its discovery in China in December 2019, according to a count made by AFP from reports provided by health authorities, Saturday at 08:30 GMT .


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4:28 | Spain: mandatory quarantine for arrivals from Brazil, Peru, Colombia and 9 African countries

Spain extended the obligation to quarantine itself on Saturday until early May for all passengers arriving on its territory from twelve countries – Brazil, Peru, Colombia and nine African countries – due to fears related to variants of the coronavirus .

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0h46 | Greece: cheating during online exams raises fears of devalued diplomas

Greek universities, closed for more than a year due to the pandemic, are facing an upsurge in cheating during online exams, raising fears of devalued degrees already dubbed “Corona degrees”.

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Professors and students admit that normal exam conditions are virtually impossible to apply in a distance education setting with hundreds of participants simultaneously online.

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