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.
LAST REVIEW 11:10 p.m.
Case: 108 521 301
Recovered: 60 8814 637
Case: 27 574 200
Ontario: 284,887 cases (6,651 deaths)
Quebec: 275,880 cases (10,201 deaths)
Alberta: 128,540 cases (1,775 deaths)
British Columbia: 72,750 (1,288 deaths)
Manitoba: 30,687 cases (866 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 26,389 cases (354 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1,592 cases (65 deaths)
New Brunswick: 1,398 cases (22 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 686 cases (4 deaths)
Nunavut: 303 cases (1 death)
Prince Edward Island: 114 cases
Yukon: 71 cases (1 death)
Northwest Territories: 38 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 823,348 cases (21,228 deaths)
11:05 pm | New outbreak of COVID-19 detected in New Zealand
An outbreak of coronavirus was detected this weekend in New Zealand, where three members of the same family have tested positive, including a woman working for a catering company serving international flights.
22:47 | A quarantine that hurts separated families
Couples stuck in the bureaucracy of the spousal sponsorship program lament that they cannot be exempted from the $ 2,000 hotel quarantine if they visit their better half still living abroad.
21:47 | Nurses don’t want to pay their dues
Thousands of nurses in Quebec are calling on the government and their professional orders to suspend the fees for their license to practice as support for their hard work since the start of the pandemic.
19h53 | No end to the pandemic without equitable access to vaccination, experts say
Covid-19 vaccines will not end the pandemic if all countries do not receive doses quickly and fairly, experts warned on Saturday.
6:21 pm | Johnson to call on G7 to unite against coronavirus
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for a common global approach to defeat the “common enemy” of the coronavirus at the first – virtual – meeting of the G7 under the British presidency next Friday, Downing Street announced on Saturday evening.
4:37 pm | Hoteliers prepare to welcome travelers in quarantine
With less than 10 days of the mandatory three-day hotel quarantine going into effect for travelers entering Canada, several details of Ottawa’s plan are yet to be confirmed, including hotel selection.
13:25 | A mask factory running at full speed
While demand is growing for all types of masks, the Medicom company, headquartered in Pointe-Claire, is operating at full speed.
13:23 | More than 1,000 new cases in Quebec and Ontario
Quebec and Ontario reported more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 each on Saturday.
Quebec has recorded 1,049 infections and 33 additional deaths. However, five fatalities were removed from the statistics because they were ultimately unrelated to the virus. Cumulatively, the Belle Province now has 275,880 sick and 10,210 dead.
12:39 | Beauce elementary school closed due to major COVID-19 outbreak
An elementary school in the municipality of Scott in the MRC de la Nouvelle-Beauce en Chaudières-Appalaches will have to close for at least two weeks due to a major COVID-19 outbreak.
Almost 20% of schoolchildren tested positive for COVID-19. These are 53 students out of the 262 enrolled in the school. To this number is added 13 staff members who also tested positive.
Public health has therefore decided to completely close the school until February 26. After this date, we plan to do distance education.
11:44 am | Washington has concerns over WHO China investigation
The United States has “serious concerns” about the first results of the World Health Organization (WHO) investigation into the origins of the coronavirus in China and asks Beijing to provide more information, according to a statement released Saturday by the White House.
“We have strong concerns about how the initial results of the COVID-19 investigation were communicated and questions about the procedure used to achieve it,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said in the statement. .
11h00 | 1,049 new cases in Quebec
Quebec is reporting 1,049 additional cases of COVID-19 and 33 deaths, bringing the total to 275,880 infected people and 10,201 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Yesterday, the province recorded 984 infections and 25 deaths.
THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF FEBRUARY 13, 2021
– 275,880 people infected (+1049)
– 10,201 deaths (+33) *
– 812 people hospitalized (-37)
– 130 people in intensive care (-7)
– 255,146 are restored
– The withdrawals made on February 11 amounted to 33,453, for a total of 6,259,265
– 8,675 doses of vaccine were administered during the day yesterday, for a total of 290,953
* The total number of deaths stands at 10,201 due to the withdrawal of 5 deaths for which the investigation has shown that they were not attributable to COVID-19.
10:07 am | Pandemic: Quebec in the eye of the storm?
Although Quebec is experiencing a decline in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, it could find itself in “the eye of a storm” as variant cases appear more and more in the province.
Perig production – stock.adobe.com
9:30 am | Even experienced staff crack under the pressure
Are the network, but especially the health workers, ready to face a third wave if it hits the province?
8:01 am | France: measures against the English variant of the virus in the North
New measures have been taken in the north of France to counter an acceleration in the circulation of the English variant of the coronavirus, without however ordering the closure of middle and high schools demanded by local elected officials.
6:38 am | No end to the pandemic without equitable access to vaccination, experts say
COVID-19 vaccines will not end the pandemic if all countries do not receive doses quickly and fairly, experts warned on Saturday.
5:16 am | Iranian President warns of ‘fourth wave’
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday warned of a “fourth wave” of COVID-19 in Iran, after an increase in the number of cases in parts of this Middle Eastern country most affected by the pandemic.
“It’s a warning to all of us,” Rohani said at the weekly meeting of the coronavirus committee.
0h45 | In Cuba, quarantine at the hotel but without swimming pool or beach
The sun is shining in Havana, but it is forbidden to enjoy the pool or the beach: Cuba has instituted a strict quarantine at the hotel for all visitors from abroad, in order to fight against the rebound of coronavirus cases .
“The hotel is full, but when you walk around here, it looks like a cemetery,” sighs an employee as she walks past the lounge chairs in a corner of the Comodoro hotel, located by the sea.
Since February 6, it is the rule: any foreigner or non-resident Cuban arriving on the island goes directly from the airport to one of the six hotels designated in Havana to accommodate their quarantine … at their expense. .