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 nearly a year.

Here you will find all the news throughout the day related to this crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.

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LAST REVIEW 10:15 a.m.

PLANETARY

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Case: 107 454 322
Dead: 2,357,406
Recovered: 60 135 462

UNITED STATES

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Case: 27 288 483
Dead: 471,765

CANADA

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Ontario: 281,566 cases (6,596 deaths)

Quebec: 272,726 cases (10,112 deaths)

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Alberta: 127,570 cases (1,728 deaths)

British Columbia: 71,856 (1,269 deaths)

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Manitoba: 30,417 cases (859 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 25,843 cases (348 deaths)

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Nova Scotia: 1,588 cases (65 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,375 cases (21 deaths)

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Newfoundland and Labrador: 510 cases (4 deaths)

Nunavut: 300 cases (1 death)

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Prince Edward Island: 114 cases

Yukon: 70 cases (1 death)

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Northwest Territories: 38 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

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Total: 813,978 cases (21,004 deaths)

NEWS

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9.45am | Red areas could be extended

The regions in the red zone which hoped to switch to the orange level soon, such as the Capitale-Nationale, could keep their level of restriction until the end of the spring break.

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7:06 am | AstraZeneca: 2020 profit more than doubled during pandemic

AstraZeneca on Thursday published more than doubled profit in 2020 with increased sales excluding the vaccine against the coronavirus pandemic, and is optimistic for 2021 in particular thanks to the merger underway with Alexion.

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6:56 am | Vaccination: we need pharmacists

In recent weeks, we have learned of the delays in the delivery of vaccines that will allow us to finally emerge from this pandemic which is humanly difficult and costly for the economy.

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6:44 am | Virus: despite the drop in cases, Europe remains “vulnerable”, according to the WHO

Despite a downward trend in cases, most of European countries remain “vulnerable” to COVID-19, WHO Europe said on Thursday, warning of “a false sense of security” because of the still number. low of vaccinated.

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AFP

5:21 am | COVID-19: 100,000 deaths recorded in the Middle East

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100,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the Middle East since the start of the pandemic in December 2019, according to a count made by AFP on Thursday at 8:00 GMT, based on official reports provided by the authorities.

5:17 am | Transparent window masks provided to daycare educators

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Daycare educators will now have access to transparent window masks, to facilitate language learning and development for toddlers, learned The newspaper.

5h11 | A Hells among the first vaccinated

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Even though he still fears contracting COVID-19 in prison, the dean of the Hells Angels in Quebec was once again denied his parole, he who was among the first to receive a dose of the vaccine.


Michel Langlois



File photo, Martin Alarie

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4:38 | Ukraine bans Russian vaccines on its territory

The Ukrainian government has banned all licensing of COVID-19 vaccines developed or produced in Russia, according to a decision released Wednesday evening.

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