Whether in Quebec or anywhere else 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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Here’s all the news for Saturday, February 28th
Residents should avoid going to Chateauguay Hospital, as they grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak and undermined by the redesigned emergency so they can welcome patients potentially affected by the virus.
The Chaudière-Appalaches region has just ended its most encouraging week in six months in terms of virus transmission, with only 36 new cases reported.
3:38 PM | Covid: ‘Significant drop’ in South African cases, easing of restrictions (Chairman)
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday evening a new cut, starting on Monday, in restrictions imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the hardest-hit country on the continent, after a “stunning drop” in the number of infections.
The rest, which takes effect from midnight Sunday (5 pm in Quebec), will allow the resumption of most economic activities, in a country whose economy is suffering from the virus.
A group of more than 200 community-based organizations working in the field of academic success denounced the Minister of Education’s indifference towards them in matters of teaching.
3:29 PM | Israel / Virus: Haredim Jews attack police on Purim
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attacked Israeli police officers with stones on Sunday during the Purim holiday, reviving tensions over compliance with health measures to combat the coronavirus.
2:18 PM | Norway: Oslo resumes semi-containment measures against the English alternative
The mayor of the Norwegian capital announced, Sunday, that Oslo will resume several semi-containment measures, including the closure of unnecessary restaurants and stores, in the face of the large increase in cases related to the English type.
In addition to the measures in place in Norway, Oslo had already implemented semi-containment at the end of January after an outbreak of the English variant was discovered in a neighboring municipality, but measures were lifted at the end of January.
The most contagious English version now accounts for more than 50% of detected cases, according to authorities.
13 Q 14 | Who will vaccinate you?
While vaccination is afoot at the moment, the health network is desperately searching for vaccinators and injectors. About 40 types of health professionals are sought after, ranging from medical students to medical imaging technicians.
“It is surprising that the government, which has been busy planning the vaccination for months, has ignored, for example, the issue of distance, looking at the vast territory of Quebec. Or that despite the evidence, it has failed to consider that sometimes, it is just a fact that Someone is putting his health or safety at risk, ”said Representative Joel Arsino.
After several months of construction, the Saint-Jérôme Hospital can finally count on the Rapid Recovery Complex (CHR), which received its first patients on Sunday.
This new ward, which began in mid-September 2020, will be used to add beds to free up acute care spaces in the hospital, which have become essential due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to give Montreal’s owners a respite, Valérie Plante’s administration postponed delivery of the first tax check to June 1, and to September 1 for the second payment.
While Health Canada approved the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday, speedy approval for a Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also expected in the country.
Hopefully. […] There are many advantages to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. On the one hand, it is less expensive than the one currently being distributed, but another very important point is that it is a single dose vaccine, ”said virologist Sunday morning and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UQAM, Benoit Barbu.
8:54 AM | Germany restricts the French border crossings
Germany will restrict border crossings from France after classifying the Moselle division into a high-risk COVID region, but abandoning a virtual lockdown as is the case with the Czech Republic and Austria.
The Ministry of Health said: “As of March 2, the French Moselle administration will be considered an area affected by variables” of the COVID-19 virus, which is the highest category in Germany’s risk scale for Coronavirus, which includes three.
8 Q | The Philippines is receiving the first doses of the Chinese vaccine
On Sunday, the Philippines received 600,000 doses of a vaccine against the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) sent by China that will allow the start of the vaccination campaign despite concerns about the efficacy of the Coronavirus.
Senior government officials and health workers will be the first to receive the Sinovac vaccine on Monday, a week after it was urgently approved by the Philippine Medicines Regulatory Authority.
7:05 AM | Jordan: Two ministers resigned for non-compliance with health rules
We learned from an official source that the Jordanian Ministers of Interior and Justice were forced to resign on Sunday for violating the health rules in place to combat the Coronavirus epidemic.
The Jordanian Prime Minister Becher Al-Khasawneh took the sentence, and King Abdullah II immediately ratified it, according to a statement issued by the royal palace.
A number of senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, had warned in recent weeks of a “fourth wave” of the Corona virus, after the increase in the number of cases in some areas of the country.
1 Q 49 | Denmark: Eight arrests on the sidelines of an anti-restrictions demonstration
Police said last night that eight people were arrested on the sidelines of a Saturday night anti-restrictions demonstration in Copenhagen of up to 1,200 people.
By allowing movie theaters to reopen this week, the government has also allowed movie theaters like Cinema L’Amour to resume exciting movie programs, with customers doing more than just eating popcorn.
Families who wanted to change the scenery during their school break were disappointed to learn that the hotel’s swimming pools would remain closed, which is the envy of the children.
He said, “This is the main reason that brought us here.” magazine Frédéric Garneau, when I met yesterday in the lobby of the L’Hôtel Québec, at the gates of the capital.
Equipped with golden scissors and a white comb, Mike Brown, in a modest suburb of Washington, fights prejudices about COVID-19 among his African American customers, who are dying more from the disease, but less vaccinated.
The Sherbrooke Police Force is the police force that has issued the most crimes related to non-compliance with the curfew in proportion to the population who served at a rate of two and a half times higher than the regional average.
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