8:29 pm | Ontarians take advantage of the Quebec winter
Hundreds of residents of Ontario crossed the Ottawa River on Saturday to take advantage of the superb winter conditions on Quebec soil, to the chagrin of elected officials and citizens of the region.
QMI AGENCY PHOTO, JADRINO HUOT
6:50 p.m. | A Laval CHSLD “on the verge of losing control”
The virus continues to strike hard in the province’s CHSLDs. On Saturday, two new outbreaks were reported: one in Montreal and the other, major, in Laval.
18:48 | Two flights from Haiti crammed with COVID cases
Two Air Transat planes, which made the connection between Port-au-Prince and Montreal, were infested with COVID-19 cases. In all rows, at least one passenger tested positive.
Archive photo, QMI Agency
5:18 pm | Protesters denounce the curfew in Montreal
Several dozen people gathered on Saturday afternoon at Place Simon-Valois, in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, in Montreal, to demonstrate against the curfew decreed by the Quebec government.
4:58 pm | Compliance with health measures: police officers clearly visible in the parks
Faced with the popularity of outdoor activities in the region’s parks, the Terrebonne police officers went to the field in the midst of a snowstorm on Saturday to remind citizens of the health rules to be observed during the practice of sports. winter.
13:59 | COVID-19 contaminated ice cream in China
Routine government tests found traces of COVID-19 on three samples of ice cream during an inspection at a factory in northern China.
13h49 | Sylvain Bruneau positive for COVID-19; of players in quarantine
Quebec coach Sylvain Bruneau, who teams up with tennis player Bianca Andreescu, tested positive for COVID-19, despite himself causing a real upheaval in view of the Australian Open.
AFP archive photo
1:30 p.m. | A coffin in the break room: funeral homes overwhelmed by demand
A deceased in the break room, embalmed bodies stored in the garage: Boyd funeral homes, a small family business in South Los Angeles, are overwhelmed by the dead of Covid-19 and, for the first time since their creation in 1963, refuse customers.
13:02 | Quebec injects more than 10,000 doses of vaccine
On January 15, 10,783 doses of vaccine were administered, for a total of 137,856.
12:32 | Poll: more and more Canadians want to be vaccinated
Fake news about vaccines may proliferate on social media, but it doesn’t seem to reach public opinion. On the contrary: more and more Canadians say they are ready to be vaccinated against COVID-19, indicates a recent survey.
12:15 pm | Downward trend in Quebec
In addition to registering its smallest number of new infections for nearly two months, the Capitale-Nationale has no additional victims of COVID-19, just like its neighboring region to the south.
11:58 am | François Legault worried about the mental health of students
Quebec Premier François Legault said he was worried about the mental health of students in a message published late Saturday morning on his Facebook page and addressed to them.
11:53 am | Canada exceeds the 700,000 contamination mark
Canada surpassed the psychological bar of 700,000 cases of coronavirus disease on Saturday since the start of the health crisis.
11h00 | Quebec passes the 9,000 death mark
Quebec reports 2,225 cases and 67 deaths, bringing the total to 240,970 infected people and 9,005 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Yesterday, the province recorded 1918 infections and 62 deaths.
THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF JANUARY 16, 2021
– 240,970 people infected (+2225)
– 9005 deaths (+67)
– 1,474 people hospitalized (-22)
– 227 people in intensive care (-4)
– 210,364 are restored
– The withdrawals made on January 14 amount to 33,778, for a total of 5,387,908
10:46 am | In South Africa, survive the alcohol ban
“This place is really not what it used to be,” said Eben Uys, half-heartedly pushing the dust that piles up on the counter. Like more than 200 South African brewers, he is trying to survive a new alcohol ban in the country.
9:54 am | Surgeons trained to put patients on lists, says doctor
The waiting lists for surgeries in Quebec are growing, but the pandemic only exacerbates an enduring problem.
9:50 am | Pfizer wants to limit vaccine delivery delays to one week
The American group Pfizer, associated with the German laboratory BioNTech, announced on Saturday a “plan” which should make it possible to limit the delivery delays of the vaccine against COVID-19 to one week, while Europe feared that the deliveries of doses for “three to four weeks”.
9:39 am | Additional measures requested in Pointe-de-l’Île schools
Additional health measures are being called for in schools in Pointe-de-l’Île de Montréal to deal with the spread of COVID-19.
9:02 am | Community organization opposes curfew for homeless people
An exemption from the curfew decree for marginalized communities was demanded on Saturday by the Montreal Assistance Network for Single and Homeless People (RAPSIM).
7:29 am | Spanish government rules out new lockdown against third wave of COVID-19
The Spanish government is currently ruling out new containment to fight the third wave of COVID-19 but could allow regions to advance their curfew, the Minister of Health announced on Saturday.
7:20 am | Conspirators attack health worker
An attendant at the CHUM deplores having become the target of conspirators by wanting to denounce the disinformation circulating on social networks.
5:23 am | COVID-19 mega-vaccination campaign kicks off
India begins vaccinating 1.3 billion people against COVID-19 on Saturday, a phenomenal challenge complicated by security constraints, uncertain infrastructure and public mistrust.
5h13 | The shopping experience is losing feathers
The shopping experience in stores deemed essential deteriorated in 2020, according to a study by Léger carried out in collaboration with the Retail Council of Canada (RCC). The reduction in promotional offers and the availability of employees are among other things singled out.
1h57 | Faced with the pandemic, Switzerland invents military service at home
To decrease the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in its barracks, the Swiss army has decided that several thousand of its recruits will begin their military service at home.
1h00 | Young people at their wit’s end with COVID-19
Many young people now find it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel with the imposition of stricter health rules, notes a frontline worker.
Adobe stock photo
1h00 | Three months among Quebec conspirators
Inspired by their American counterpart, the conspirators here have managed to collect a small fortune while spreading wacky, even dangerous ideas since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is what our Bureau of Investigation observed during a three-month immersion in their ranks.
0h45 | Amazon health chaos sparks outrage in Brazil
The lack of oxygen in hospitals in Manaus, in the Amazon, facing a strong epidemic, prompted pan concerts in major cities of Brazil on Friday in protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.
0h45 | New Yorkers play smart to get vaccinated
Confronted with technical hiccups and a shortage of doses, New Yorkers are relying on their own resources to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, at the cost of additional stress.
It took Dee, 78, three days to land the famous and popular date. The three of them, her two sons and a daughter-in-law, got down to it, at the cost of many hours of waiting on the internet and “many, many attempts”.
0h24 | China to donate one million doses of vaccine to Cambodia
China will “help” Cambodia by giving it a million doses of its Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19, the Prime Minister of the kingdom, Hun Sen announced Friday.
“Friend China will help us with a million doses,” the leader said in an audio message posted to his Facebook page. “To prevent the nation and the people from being infected with this deadly virus, we must use vaccines that have already been used on Chinese leaders and millions of people … We cannot wait any longer.”
Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my [email protected] 1-800-268-7116