LIVE | The latest developments on the coronavirus

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 1:37 p.m.


Case: 144 948 730

Dead: 3,076,076

Recovered: 83 331 131


Case: 31 939 830

Dead: 570,463


Ontario: 437,310 cases (7,863 deaths)

Quebec: 342,688 cases (10,860 deaths)

Alberta: 177,087 cases (2,054 deaths)

British Columbia: 122,757 cases (1,550 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 39,137 cases (470 deaths)

Manitoba: 36,890 cases (962 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,894 cases (67 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,823 cases (34 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,052 cases (6 deaths)

Nunavut: 432 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 175 cases

Yukon: 80 cases (1 death)

Northwest Territories: 46 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 1,161,384 cases (23,871 deaths)


2:45 p.m. | 300 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are currently available at the Olympic Stadium without an appointment

The CIUSSS-EMTL estimates that the remaining 300 doses should be used up during the day.

Citizens who wish to be vaccinated are therefore invited to come to the Olympic Stadium located at 4545, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin, Montreal (Metro Pie-IX). Parking spaces are available and free.

13:28 | Justin Trudeau receives his first dose of the vaccine

Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire received their first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in the city of Ottawa.

1:10 pm | New measures to fight feminicides

Accused of having reserved “crumbs” to fight against domestic violence in the midst of the feminicide crisis, the Legault government is responding with significant investments of around $ 223 million over five years.

12:55 | Quebec’s Medicago plant-based vaccine is on the fast track

Health Canada has accepted the first part of Medicago’s application for continued review of Medicago’s adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

12:07 pm | 300,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson next week

Canada will receive its first delivery of 300,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at a press briefing on Friday.

11am | 1,043 new cases in Quebec

Quebec reports 1,043 cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths, bringing the total to 342,688 infected people and 10,860 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Yesterday, the province recorded 1,248 infections and 7 deaths.

10:18 am | 4th case of blood clot reported in Canada out of more than 1.1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine administered

10:04 am | AstraZeneca: EMA judges that the benefits of the vaccine continue to outweigh the risks

The EMA also reports that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine increase with age.

8:43 am | India hospital fire kills 13 COVID-19 patients

Thirteen COVID-19 patients died on Friday morning in a fire in a hospital in the suburbs of Bombay, a firefighter official told AFP.

The country is facing an exponential increase in cases, with nearly 4 million new infections since the beginning of April, in particular attributed to a “double mutation” of the virus and to mass events, such as the Hindu religious festival Khumb Mela.

8:24 am | Australia: 3 days of confinement in Perth after contamination linked to a quarantine

A three-day lockdown of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, was ordered by authorities on Friday after the discovery of a case of COVID-19 in connection with a hotel welcoming travelers placed in quarantine.


8:17 am | India: overwhelmed hospitals are in search of oxygen

Delhi’s oxygen-starved hospitals were launching SOSs on Friday when thirteen COVID-19 patients died in a hospital fire in the suburbs of Mumbai, a tragedy adding to the health disaster that is overwhelming India.


7:56 am | Vaccination record in Quebec: 88,000 doses administered yesterday

The vaccination campaign in Quebec has been accelerating since people 45 and over can be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Thursday, 88,000 doses were administered in the arms of Quebecers, which constitutes a new record, according to the Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé. The day before, the previous mark amounted to nearly 86,000 doses.

On Twitter, Minister Dubé indicated on Friday that “50% of the June 24 target” to vaccinate all Quebecers who wish to do so is “reached, with 2.6 [millions] first doses administered ”.

7:54 am | Germany judges prosecution against AstraZeneca “not a priority”

Germany said it was ready on Friday to support legal action against AstraZeneca for its failure to deliver doses of its COVID vaccine to the EU but said the priority should be to secure those deliveries.

7:43 am | The pandemic has soared in Asia this week, especially in India

The coronavirus pandemic decelerated this week in all regions of the world except Asia due to an outbreak of contaminations in India.

7:42 am | The Belgian authorities warn about the saturation of intensive care

“Exhausted” caregivers, reception difficulties for those with serious burns or road accidents: the Belgian Ministry of Health warned on Friday about the saturation of intensive care units in hospitals, against a backdrop of pressure to further relax anti- restrictions. COVID.


7:02 am | Putin declares 10 public holidays in May to fight COVID-19

President Vladimir Putin announced on Friday that ten days would be public holidays in May in Russia in order to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which is receding very slowly according to official figures.

7:00 am | New state of emergency in Japan, three months from the Tokyo Olympics

The Japanese government declared a new state of emergency in Tokyo and three other departments on Friday, three months before the start of the Olympic Games scheduled in the Japanese capital, in the face of a sharp local upsurge of the coronavirus, according to the authorities.


5:10 am | On the verge of tears, Doug Ford apologizes

Ontario Premier Doug Ford apologized on Thursday, on the verge of tears, as the third wave becomes a wall in the province.

Screenshot from Facebook

5:00 am | Passengers exempted from unwanted drug testing

Travelers arriving from abroad have not undergone a screening test in spite of themselves for COVID-19, which is mandatory upon their arrival in Quebec.

5:00 am | Disgusted by their compulsory stay at the hotel

Back after five months in Florida, a couple from Beauport did not expect their quarantine in a Montreal hotel to be a source of great happiness. But never at this point.


Joël Lemay / QMI Agency

4h57 | Hungary reopens its terraces, and soon cinemas and theaters

Hungary will reopen its outdoor cafes and restaurants, the Prime Minister announced on Friday, when more than a third of the population has already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.


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