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 1:30 PM
Case: 156 233 888
Case: 32 613 723
Ontario: 483,057 cases (8,213 deaths)
Quebec: 356,216 cases (10,974 deaths)
Alberta: 203,135 cases (2,102 deaths)
British Columbia: 133,619 cases (1,595 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 42,376 cases (501 deaths)
Manitoba: 40,442 cases (986 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 3,364 cases (69 deaths)
New Brunswick: 1980 cases (40 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,120 cases (6 deaths)
Nunavut: 552 cases (4 deaths)
Prince Edward Island: 185 cases
Northwest Territories: 98 cases
Yukon: 82 cases (2 deaths)
Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 1,265,320 cases (24,489 deaths)
11:47 am | Young people struck by COVID: “they will remember they had it”
People under the age of 60 who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, even if they were in good shape before contracting the virus, will feel the effects for a long time to come, believes Dr. François Marquis.
11:45 am | Millions of rapid tests to fight COVID
More than 26 million rapid tests have been distributed to provinces and territories in recent weeks, Justin Trudeau said in a press briefing Friday.
11am | 919 new cases in Quebec
Quebec reports 919 cases of COVID-19 and 5 deaths, bringing the total to 356,216 infected people and 10,974 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Yesterday, the province recorded 907 infections and 7 deaths.
THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF MAY 7, 2021
– 356,216 people infected (+919)
– 10,974 deaths (+5) *
– 574 people hospitalized (-6)
– 139 people in intensive care (-5)
– The direct debits totaled 41,431 for a total of 8,874,673
– 104,742 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday for a total of 3,550,899
* A total of 10,974 is reported due to 2 non-COVID-19 deaths.
10:59 am | Blood clots: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines also monitored
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) continues to monitor whether links exist between Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines and cases of blood clots, not yet established, the regulator announced on Friday.
The EMA said in April that links had been made between the occurrence of blood clots and the vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. For these two viral vector vaccines, the European regulator, however, considered that the benefits outweighed the risks.
10:20 am | The pandemic has decelerated around the world this week, except in Asia
The coronavirus pandemic has decelerated this week in all regions of the world, except in Asia due to an outbreak in India and its neighbors: here are the striking weekly developments, taken from an AFP database.
9:54 am | The vaccine at the heart of family conflicts?
With parents on edge because of the pandemic and disagreeing on their child’s immunization, family lawyers expect a “third wave” of legal action in the courts in the near future.
9:34 am | Pfizer requests full authorization of its vaccine
Pfizer and BioNTech, which currently have an authorization for emergency use of their COVID vaccine, announced on Friday that they had initiated a request with the United States Drugs Agency (FDA) for full authorization in people over 16 years old.
8:54 am | Green light for summer camps
Public health has given the green light for the reopening of holiday camps this summer, the Association des camps du Québec (ACQ) announced on Friday.
7:02 am | Record of doses administered in Quebec
More than 100,000 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday in Quebec and 272,000 time slots were sold
6:53 am | United Kingdom: regulator recommends limiting AstraZeneca vaccine to over 40s
The scientific committee overseeing the UK’s anti-Covid vaccination campaign, the JCVI, on Friday recommended limiting the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine to over 40s, after 242 cases of blood clots were reported.
6:34 am | Virus: Riyadh authorizes face-to-face return only to vaccinated workers
Saudi Arabia will allow only workers vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to their workplaces, the government said on Friday, less than a week after allowing relief from travel restrictions in effect for more than a year.
5h39 | Vaccination in Quebec: digital proof for everyone
Quebecers who have been vaccinated and those who will soon be able to receive, as of May 13, digital proof of vaccination in the form of a QR code, the usefulness and privileges that could be associated with it remain to be specified.
Screen capture from a New York State document
5:07 am | SURVEY | COVID-19: 86% of Quebecers in favor of the vaccine
Quebecers are broadly in favor of vaccination and believe that the campaign led by the Government of Quebec to immunize as many people as quickly as possible is a success.
5:02 am | SURVEY | Despite 14 months of crisis, François Legault is still in the saddle
The Coalition Avenir Québec continues to outrageously dominate voting intentions with 46% support, while Québec solidaire passes the Parti Québécois for the first time and a newcomer, Éric Duhaime, wins points for the Conservative Party.
Stevens LeBlanc / QUEBEC JOURNAL
4:44 | Stuck in India, Australians feel abandoned by their government
4h37 | Extended state of emergency in Japan, less than 80 days from the Tokyo Olympics
4:21 am | Virus: the third wave of contaminations “seems broken” in Germany
Health Minister Jens Spahn ruled on Friday that the third wave of COVID-19 contamination seemed “broken” in Germany with a slight decline in the number of cases.
0h45 | Everest: COVID-19 threatens to plunge mountaineering season into turmoil