Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for over a year.
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.
Case: 141 662 932
Recovered: 81 006 833
Case: 31 700 126
Ontario: 416,995 cases (7,716 deaths)
Quebec: 338,044 cases (10,816 deaths)
Alberta: 170,795 cases (2,040 deaths)
British Columbia: 117,080 cases (1,530 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 38,160 cases (465 deaths)
Manitoba: 36,159 cases (959 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1,807 cases (67 deaths)
New Brunswick: 1,788 cases (33 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,043 cases (6 deaths)
Nunavut: 414 cases (4 deaths)
Prince Edward Island: 170 cases
Yukon: 76 cases (1 death)
Northwest Territories: 43 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 1,127,037 cases (23,656 deaths)
3:04 pm | COVID-19: 9 more deaths in the greater Quebec City area
The regions of Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches both recorded a jump in their hospitalizations and a significant peak in deaths on Monday. A total of nine deaths were recorded in 24 hours in the greater Quebec City area, 60% of the deaths in the province.
Simon Clark archive photo
2:06 pm | How to detect post-vaccine thrombosis?
While the government is considering opening up vaccination to those under 55, public concerns about the AstraZeneca vaccine remain, mainly due to possible cases of post-vaccine thrombosis.
13:48 | Israel still buys millions of doses of Pfizer vaccine
Israel on Monday signed an agreement with U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer allowing Israel to once again obtain millions of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a joint statement from the prime minister’s office and the health ministry.
13:33 | Difficult to plan your summer vacation
If last summer the Gaspé region experienced an unexpected craze, the situation could be very different this year because of the rules which are not the same in the different color levels.
Screenshot / Monsieur Chalet
1:09 p.m. | Unfavorable opinion of the WHO emergency committee on the vaccination passport
The WHO emergency committee on COVID said Monday it was not in favor of a compulsory vaccination passport for international travelers, even if the practice seems to be attractive.
11:32 am | Vaccination campaign: Quebec could lower the age for AstraZeneca
Everything seems to indicate that Quebec will allow people under 55 to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, in order to speed up the vaccination campaign.
11:19 am | Ontarians who still come to party in the Laurentians
While the number of COVID-19 cases exploded in Ontario, several residents of this province still came to party in rental cabins in the Laurentians over the weekend.
“It’s a recurring problem. For several months, we have noticed a lot of people from Ontario who come to the Laurentians, especially in rental chalets, ”said Sergeant Marc Tessier, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).
11am | 1092 new cases in Quebec
Quebec reports 1,092 COVID cases and 15 deaths, bringing the total to 338,044 infected people and 10,816 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Yesterday, the province recorded 1,344 infections and 9 deaths.
THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF APRIL 19, 2021
– 338,044 people infected (+1092)
– 10,816 deaths (+15) *
– 686 people hospitalized (+3)
– 183 people in intensive care (+8)
– The direct debits totaled 26,132 for a total of 8,202,928
– 40,433 doses of vaccine were administered during the day yesterday for a total of 2 99,934
* A total of 10,816 are reported due to 1 non-COVID-19 death.
10:53 am | NDP calls for Ontario Emergency Measures Act to be triggered
VAT NEWS / QMI AGENCY
Deeming Ontario overwhelmed by the third wave of COVID-19, the NDP called on Monday for Ottawa to use the Emergency Measures Act in the province.
Since the start of the pandemic, the federal government has been juggling the idea of using this law – used only three times in the country’s history, during the two world wars and the October Crisis – to impose health measures . The Minister of Public Services and Supply, Anita Anand, reiterated in an interview with Global News on Sunday that this option is still in the cards.
10:16 am | Barely hours after closing its borders with Quebec, Ontario has identified 4,447 cases of COVID-19
10:13 am | Dr Arruda is now vaccinated!
The national director of public health, Horacio Arruda, was vaccinated this morning in a pharmacy in Saint-Eustache in the Laurentians.
The 61-year-old doctor received his 1st dose of Moderna’s COVID vaccine.
“It’s a very important moment for me, the first dose is there, that’s what will save us the vaccine,” says Dr. Arruda all smiles with his superhero bandage.
9:23 am | AstraZeneca: minimum age 40 in Alberta
Alberta announced late Sunday night that it will lower the age requirement to receive a dose of the controversial AstraZeneca vaccine from 55 to 40, in the wake of a similar decision in Ontario.
8:26 am | Quebec’s aerospace industry: recovery requires support from Ottawa
Quebec’s aeronautics industry cannot revive itself without the support of the federal government, warns Aéro Montréal, as Ottawa prepares to present its budget on Monday.
MARIO BEAUREGARD / QMI AGENCY
8:19 am | Hey, I didn’t need it!
Mario Dumont wonders what will be done in the first budget of the Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, as the largest deficit ever recorded in the country looms and he judges the spending government.
7:57 am | Opening of the “bubble” between Australia and New Zealand
The emotion was strong Monday among the passengers who were about to board the first flights of the “bubble”, a measure allowing to travel between Australia and New Zealand without having to carry out quarantine on arrival.
7:31 am | First budget Freeland under the sign of the pandemic
The federal government is presenting its budget this afternoon, the first time in two years.
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6:23 am | New Delhi confined for a week from Monday evening
The 20 million inhabitants of New Delhi will have to comply with a weeklong confinement from Monday evening, in order to contain the outbreak of cases and reduce the pressure on hospitals.
6:21 am | Greece lifts quarantine for residents of EU and 5 other countries
5:57 am | Closed border between Quebec and Ontario
The borders between Quebec and Ontario have been closed since midnight last night. Prime ministers François Legault and Doug Ford have decided to close them in the face of the explosion of new cases of COVID-19.
5:25 am | Coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s visit to India scheduled for late April canceled
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official visit to India at the end of April, his first major trip abroad, was canceled due to a worsening pandemic in that country, his services announced on Monday.
5:00 am | An SME takes great measures to facilitate vaccination
Wanting to “do its part” in the fight against COVID-19, a Quebec company has decided to offer two days of paid leave to its fifty employees to allow them to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
5:00 am | Border closure: mother left alone in Ottawa
The closure of the border between Quebec and Ontario as of this morning is freaking out a Montrealer who is now separated from her 76-year-old mother who lives alone and needs help.
3h58 | Greece: cargo ship from Egypt quarantined off Crete, one dead