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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 11:10

PLANETARY

Case: 164 334 304

Dead: 3,407,159

UNITED STATES

Case: 32 998 969

Dead: 587,231

CANADA

Ontario: 513,102 (8,506 deaths)

Quebec: 364,980 cases (11,058 deaths)

Alberta: 220,559 cases (2,152 deaths)

British Columbia: 140,075 cases (1,650 deaths)

Manitoba: 45,913 cases (1,012 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 44,841 cases (522 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 4,917 cases (72 deaths)

New Brunswick: 2,083 cases (42 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,209 cases (6 deaths)

Nunavut: 630 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 194 cases

Northwest Territories: 125 cases

Yukon: 84 cases (2 deaths)

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 1,340,313 cases (25,045 deaths)

NEW

11am | 584 new cases of COVID-19 in Quebec

Quebec reports 584 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 deaths, bringing the total to 364,980 infected people and 11,058 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Yesterday, the province recorded 549 infections and 9 deaths.

THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF MAY 19, 2021

– 364,980 people infected (+584)

– 11,058 deaths (+8)

– 466 people hospitalized (-18)

– 113 people in intensive care (-5)

– The withdrawals made amount to 35,862 for a total of 9,243,296

– 74,310 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday for a total of 4,543,365

– Quebec has 6364 (-) cases of variants, according to the latest figures from the INSPQ.


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9:44 am | Deconfinement: “not an invitation to have huge parties”

The deconfinement plan announced Tuesday evening by Prime Minister François Legault should not be taken as a sign of total relaxation, warns Dr. François Marquis.

9:40 am | Lighter instructions for family caregivers

Caregivers will be able to take turns with patients in need more easily thanks to the simplification of the instructions concerning them.

9:15 am | I Will Survive was playing at full volume in the National Assembly

Richard Martineau is a happy man this morning. The good news unveiled by the health trio on the deconfinement plan inspires him.

8:25 am | A single big event can scrape a region

Mario Dumont, like Quebeckers, is satisfied with the deconfinement plan announced by the Legault government. The summer promises to be promising with phased reductions starting on May 28, but be careful, warns our political columnist.

8:15 am | France regains a breath of freedom with a wave of reopening

A café on the terrace, a visit to the museum, a curfew pushed back by two hours … The French savor the first stage of a much-awaited deconfinement on Wednesday after more than six months of life in slow motion.

5:46 am | Agreement of the 27 to allow entry into the EU for fully vaccinated travelers

Member state representatives agreed on Wednesday to allow entry into the EU for travelers from third countries who have received the necessary doses of COVID vaccines authorized at European level, European sources have learned. .

5:27 am | The end of the curfew seen as a beacon of hope

As summer approaches, Quebecers did not hide their enthusiasm and relief on Tuesday, especially for the end of the curfew, which will give them more freedom.

5:15 am | Deconfinement: finally something concrete for restaurateurs

Happy with the relaxations announced by the government, restaurateurs and bar owners can finally rely on specific dates to plan their reopening, they rejoice.


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5h11 | Athletes very happy to be back to the game

The deconfinement is the delight of young athletes, who will finally be able to resume competition after eight months of hiatus, despite some logistical challenges for some associations.


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5:04 am | Deconfinement: here is the timetable for the return to a more normal life

Since March 2020, your life has changed, and for the worse: confinement, curfew, loneliness, distance school, forbidden sport, wearing a mask indoors.

But with the summer, and the vaccination, hope is reborn, and you will find your freedom, in small steps.


Le Bureau de Poste, Terrasses Rue Saint-Joseph E, Distanciation sociale, Quebec, July 4, 2020. Photo PASCAL HUOT / JOURNAL DE QUEBEC / AGENCE QMI


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4h52 | Taiwan raises its alert level in the face of an outbreak of contamination

Taiwan raised the level of its health alert on Wednesday due to an outbreak of new coronavirus contaminations, notably ordering certain social distancing measures to be observed again.

3h18 | France regains a breath of freedom with a wave of reopening

A café on the terrace, a visit to the museum, a curfew pushed back by two hours … The French savor the first stage of a much-awaited deconfinement on Wednesday after more than six months of life in slow motion.



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3h11 | Vaccines: pharmaceutical industry calls for dose sharing

Leading pharmaceutical industry organizations on Wednesday urged to “step up responsible dose-sharing” of COVID-19 vaccines around the world, believing that production will be sufficient to “immunize the world’s adult population” by the end of the year.

2h25 | Tokyo Olympics: at least 75% of residents of the Olympic Village will be vaccinated

At least 75% of residents of the Olympic Village of the Tokyo Games “have already been vaccinated or are planning to do so” before their opening on July 23, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

1h56 | India: 4,529 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours, a new record

India on Wednesday recorded a new record of 4,529 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours, still under the effect of a violent second epidemic wave, while the number of new infections tended to decrease.



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1h02 | Mask recycling progresses, but faces low profitability

In seeking to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the planet has accelerated another: plastic pollution. At least 129 billion masks, made of polypropylene, elastic and metal, are used each month around the world, according to the American Chemical Society, or more than four billion per day.

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