[EN DIRECT 3 MARS] All the developments of the epidemic

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 Wednesday, March 3rd

17 Q 19 | One by one, the US states are lifting restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, building on the ongoing mass vaccination campaign and declining pollution curves in recent weeks.

17h00 | Francois Legault announced the easing of sanitary measures, while many regions will move to the orange level after the rest week.

16 Q | An adoptive Quebec resident who had to travel to France to bid farewell to his dying mother and who was said to be a “prime trip” still has to stay in a hotel on his return under conditions that no one wants.

15 Q 23 | Dr Gaston de Ceres thinks the government is right to be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 variants in the county.

14 Q 47 | As the COVID-19 situation stabilizes in Montreal, the 5-17 age group is seeing the largest number of new cases.

14 Q 21 | Health Canada is relaxing storage rules for Pfizer vaccine

This mRNA vaccine, the first licensed vaccine by the ministry, has so far been stored in extremely cold temperatures, between -80 and -60 degrees Celsius. It was a huge logistical challenge.

From now on, doses may be stored at temperatures between -25 and -15 ° C for up to two weeks.

[EN DIRECT 3 MARS]    All the developments of the epidemic

Photo courtesy / Canada Border Services Agency

13h58 | Covid-19: Quebec will enter the orange zone, with the exception of Greater Montreal

“We are now in a period of calm seas, on a plateau. There are not many waves, not going down. But, below, there are sharks, and these are the variables,” Dr. Arruda said Tuesday, and insisted that it should be “severe Very careful. “

13h48 | Montreal: New cases of COVID-19 are numerous among young people between the ages of 5 and 17

Dr Drouin remains concerned that there are cases associated with the variants. Within seven days, the number of cases related to these cases increased by 5%, from 10% to 15%.

[EN DIRECT 3 MARS]    All the developments of the epidemic

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12 x 46 | A British study on Wednesday showed that a single dose injection of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine against COVID-19 reduces by more than three-quarters the risk of hospitalization for people at risk over a period of 80 years.

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Follow us | Government announcement at 5 pm: Towards a return to the orange zone for several regions?

12:15 PM | Corona virus: Greece extends its detention until March 16.

Greece announced on Wednesday that the containment due to the Coronavirus will be extended again until March 16 and will accompany more restrictive measures, as the country goes through “the most difficult period of the epidemic.”

Greek Health Minister Vasilis Kikilias told reporters that Greece, confined since November 7, 2020, had its highest daily rate of infections on Wednesday, with more than 2,700 new cases.

He warned that “we are going through the most difficult part of this epidemic,” noting that Athens’ public hospitals have been under “unbearable pressure” for weeks.

“At the rate at which new hospital admissions are proceeding, the health system exceeds its limits in terms of infrastructure and personnel,” he said, stressing the “significant increase” in the spread of infection with the English virus.

11 Q 49 | Ottawa wants to accelerate vaccine production in the country.

To read | While singing, American country music queen Dolly Parton received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna on Tuesday, to revisit an altered version of her song “Jolene”.

11h 08 | Interpol announced Wednesday that about 2,400 doses of fake vaccines have been seized in South Africa, while a network of fake vaccines has been dismantled in China, warning that it is just “the emerging face of the iceberg.”

11h 02 | Quebec reported 729 new cases and regrets 19 additional deaths; Treatment decreased in hospital.

9:24 am | In Chile, a rapid vaccination campaign against COVID-19

In two months, thanks to a particularly effective campaign, Chile gave at least one dose of the COVID vaccine to more than 3.5 million people to 19 million people, placing it first in the world.

It is also among the top ten countries in the world according to the number of doses taken per 100 people, at 18.3 doses per 100 people, according to the AFP classification.

8h59 | COVID-19-related deaths reduce life expectancy in Quebec

In 2020, life expectancy at birth in Quebec was 80.6 years for men and 84 years for women. According to the Institute of Statistics of Quebec (ISQ), which publishes a bulletin on the topic today, this represents a five-month decrease for men and eight months for women compared to the average life expectancy of 2019.

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8:40 am | Spain: COVID-19 cases in free fall in nursing homes

A government report stated that the number of COVID-19 cases decreased by 95% between January and February in Spanish retirement homes, after the introduction of second doses of the vaccine.

The role of retirement, as the first wave of the epidemic caused a massacre, thus identifying 4,439 cases of COVID-19 between January 18 and 24, compared to 215 between February 15 and 21, this unpublished report from the Institute for Seniors and Social Services (Imserso) indicates, A government-affiliated body, published Tuesday evening.

This sharp decrease in the number of cases and deaths in nursing homes coincides with the start of the administration of the second doses of vaccines in mid-January. The vaccination campaign began at the end of December in Spain by residents of nursing homes and nursing staff.

8:38 am | COVID-19: Brussels proposes to keep the budget rules suspended in 2022

Brussels proposed on Wednesday to retain in 2022 the suspension of strict budget discipline rules imposed on euro zone member states, in effect since March 2020, due to the coronavirus-related crisis. That decision will be made in the spring, according to European Commission Vice President Valdes Dombrovskis.

8:23 AM | France: Return to a more hopeful normal life “probably from mid-April”

A French government spokesman said on Wednesday that the French government hopes for a “return to a more normal life (…) perhaps as early as mid-April,” even if “weeks of heavy weather” occur by then.

Gabriel Atal, specifying that Prime Minister Jean Castex will hold a press conference on Thursday.

He added that “a return to a more normal life is imminent, and the places that make our social life will open again. It is a horizon at the end of the tunnel that must be on the horizon,” thanks to vaccination, stressing that the government intends to maintain a “differential response” to the “heterogeneous” situation. In areas.

8:01 AM | Pandemic: London will have pumped out £ 407 billion in aid by 2022

The capital of England will have pumped out £ 407 billion in aid to the population in times of pandemic by 2022.

7:49 AM | Sudan receives first batch of vaccines via Covax.

The batch includes 828,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine via the Covax machine specially designed for underprivileged countries.

Dalia Idris, the vaccination campaign coordinator at the Ministry of Health, told AFP that it was scheduled to arrive at Khartoum airport during the day, adding that the authorities would begin vaccinating 414,000 health sector employees “next week.”

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At a press conference in Khartoum, Health Minister Omar Al-Najeeb said that the vaccine will be free of charge and that the medical staff and the elderly will be the first to receive the vaccine.

Sudan has officially recorded more than 28,500 injuries, including 1,900 deaths.

6:33 AM | Slovakia imposes a night curfew to fight COVID-19.

The Slovakian Ministry of Health said that Slovakia will impose a night curfew from Wednesday evening, as the country battles the world’s highest death rate from COVID-19.

Slovaks will not be allowed to leave their homes between 8 PM and 5 AM, according to a government decree. The curfew will be mandatory until March 19 but may be extended. During the day, people were encouraged to stay home, with a few exceptions.

4 Q | Dutch police said an explosive device has exploded near the COVID-19 test center in Bovenkarbelsal, northern Netherlands, adding that no injuries have been reported.

1h 00 | Unable to manufacture their vaccines in Quebec before 2024, the pharmaceutical company Medicago will have no other choice but to import them in large quantities from the United States, hoping the Biden administration won’t put obstacles in its way.

To read | The Trudeau government has refused to disclose whether it has secured assurances from the Biden administration not to ban AstraZeneca vaccines due to arrive from the United States.

1h 00 | A Montreal dentist asks the government to make proof of compulsory to take advantage of the medical exemption so that you don’t wear a mask indoors.

0 x 00 | Analysis of epidemiological data reveals that Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches are in better condition than six months old when the government changed them from green to yellow.

On February 8, when Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean moved from the red to the orange, many clients went to gyms and restaurants, such as Shirley Lentz and Léanne Girard, to Bistro Café Summum, in Chicoutimi.

Archival photo, Jeremy Bernier

On February 8, when Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean moved from the red to the orange, many clients went to gyms and restaurants, such as Shirley Lentz and Léanne Girard, to Bistro Café Summum, in Chicoutimi.

0 x 00 | COVID-19 appears to have almost completely disappeared in Gaspésie and the Magdalen Islands, when there are no longer any active cases or hospital admissions associated with the Coronavirus.

To read | The owners of Sugar Shacks are quick to talk about the successes and say they can be saved with the My Shack at Home project that launched last week.

Our columnists speak

A year later, thank you Francois Legault! —-> Elsie Leviffer

Pandemic: Some Lessons for Quebec —-> Jose Legault

Vaccinate us or daikon! —-> Claude Villeneuve

PCU rained much (a lot) of money —-> Mario Dumont

This is what I learned from the epidemic —-> Richard Martineau

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