What you need to know Developments on the April 5 coronavirus

What you need to know Developments on the April 5 coronavirus

Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for 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 11:15 p.m.


Case: 131 699 808

Dead: 2,859,642

Recovered: 74,755,742


Case: 30 777 337

Dead: 555,403


Ontario: 364,537 cases (7,450 deaths)

Quebec: 317,364 cases (10,697 deaths)

Alberta: 153,194 cases (1994 deaths)

British Columbia: 104,920 cases (1,486 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 34,763 cases (440 deaths)

Manitoba: 34,487 cases (940 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,742 cases (66 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,662 cases (30 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,020 cases (6 deaths)

Nunavut: 395 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 160 cases

Yukon: 74 cases (1 death)

Northwest Territories: 47 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 1,014,378 cases (23,114 deaths)


11:11 pm | COVID-19: Toronto and Ottawa call for even stricter measures

The departments of public health in Toronto, Ottawa and the Region of Peel called on Monday for the stay at home order to be reinstated across Ontario to fight the third wave of the COVID-19.


22:09 | COVID-19: Quebec, less dunce than at first sight?

Although it has – by far – the largest number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in Canada, Quebec has not necessarily suffered much more than the western provinces or Ontario, suggests data compiled by a professor in Toronto.


Joël Lemay / QMI Agency

8:34 pm | North Korea will not participate in the Olympics

North Korea is waiving the Tokyo Olympics this summer due to the risk of coronavirus infection, the North Korean Sports Ministry said on Tuesday.



19:22 | New emergency measures in force in Beauce

A very large part of Chaudière-Appalaches is now in an emergency zone where special measures are in place in the fight against COVID-19.

6:43 pm | Press briefing by the authorities on Tuesday at 5 p.m. on the COVID-19 pandemic

The Legault government will hold a new press briefing on Tuesday, at 5 p.m., to take stock of the COVID-19 pandemic.

6:28 pm | The more and more frequent relaxation of measures

Quebeckers are fed up with health measures more and more in the province. At least, that is what the Lévis police officers are finding, who are issuing more and more statements of offense.

6:23 pm | 171 cases of COVID-19 linked to Mega Fitness Gym

The Mega Fitness Gym is now directly responsible for infecting 171 people, according to the latest public health data released on Monday.


6:17 p.m. | “There is something wrong” about vaccination

Time slots that do not fill up in Montreal. Vaccines that are lacking in some regions. Disappointing figures during the Easter holiday. Many are therefore wondering about the organization of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Quebec.

6:16 pm | Works designed with masks thrown to the ground

With the snow melting, we have the bad surprise to see many disposable masks appear that litter the ground. A problem that concerns urban centers all over the world.

5:23 pm | Vaccination extended to people aged 60 and over in Outaouais

After Montreal and Laval, the Outaouais region will in turn begin to vaccinate its population aged 60 and over.


4:41 p.m. | Washington wants to do “much more” in global access to vaccines

The United States wants to do “a lot more” in its deliveries of COVID vaccines to foreign countries and will not ask for “favors” in return, said Monday the chief of diplomacy Antony Blinken.


4:40 p.m. | No more coyotes seen in times of pandemic

Residents of Canada have reportedly seen more coyotes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nature Conservancy of Canada reported

Wild coyote hunting in a grassy field in the winter

Adobe Stock Photo

3:54 pm | In Venice, for Easter Monday, we vaccinate … by boat!

In these times of pandemic, we can hardly be more Venetian: for the whole day of Easter Monday, the oldest inhabitants of two islands in the lagoon are vaccinated on a vaporetto.

3:12 p.m. | France starts vaccine production this week

The production of vaccines in France against COVID-19 is to start on Wednesday, at the French subcontractor Delpharm, we learned on Monday from the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance, confirming press information.

2:40 p.m. | Boris Johnson calls on Britons to be patient with overseas travel

A pint on the terrace, yes, a holiday abroad, not yet: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday gave the green light to the next stage of deconfinement, but called on his fellow citizens to be in a hurry to go to the sun after a long confined winter.

13:45 | Cancer and Diabetics Flee Hospitals Due to COVID

Canadians with chronic diseases are more reluctant to seek treatment because of COVID-19, according to a survey.

1:15 p.m. | More than 75% of people 65 and over everywhere in Quebec have now received a 1st dose of COVID vaccine or have made an appointment to be inoculated against the coronavirus, the Minister of Health wrote on Twitter, Christian Dubé

12:25 | Cancer and Diabetics Flee Hospitals Due to COVID

Canadians with chronic diseases would be more reluctant to seek treatment because of COVID-19, according to a survey released on Monday.

11am | 1,252 new cases of COVID-19 in Quebec

Quebec reports 1,252 cases of COVID and four deaths, bringing the total to 317,364 infected people and 10,697 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Yesterday, the province recorded 1,154 infections and nine deaths.


– 317,364 people infected (+1252)

– 10,697 deaths (+4)

– 503 people hospitalized (+1)

– 123 people in intensive care (-5)

– The samples taken amount to 24,065 for a total of 7,681,160

– 22,494 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday for a total of 1,552,215

10:30 am | Ontario is today reporting 2,938 cases and 3,041 new infections for Sunday; including 906 in Toronto

9:30 am | “When the children come home with the virus, the house catches fire”

In response to the rise in COVID infections and variants that are spreading at high speed in Quebec, cardiologist Éric Sabbah is making a serious outing.

9h | France is starting vaccine production on its territory this week

The production of vaccines in France against COVID-19 is to start Wednesday, at a French subcontractor Delpharm, we learned Monday from the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, confirming press information.


8:33 am | Rescued in the mountains as he tries to avoid quarantine at the hotel

He was trying to escape the mandatory quarantine at the hotel: a Norwegian fifty-something had to be rescued this weekend in the mountains after trying to cross the border from Sweden during a 40-kilometer ski race, a we learned from the police and the emergency services.

On the winter mountain ridge

mbroms – stock.adobe.com

7:31 am | Infections at their highest for four months in Iran

The spread of COVID-19 has skyrocketed in Iran with the Persian New Year holidays and the number of new infections there is at its highest for four months, according to official figures released on Monday.

2h56 | Portugal reopens museums, café terraces and some schools

Museums, secondary schools and café terraces reopen in Portugal on Monday, more than two months after their closure, the second stage of a gradual deconfinement plan to avoid a resumption of the COVID-19 epidemic which hit the country hard at the start year.

AFP Photo

2h54 | Greece reopens stores despite bad numbers

Greece allowed most stores to reopen on Monday, despite still worrying figures for the COVID-19 outbreak.


0h46 | London unveils new rules for international travel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveils new rules for international travel and a controversial health passport project to accompany a very gradual return of the UK to normalcy after long months of restrictions.


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