Tuesday, February 23, 2021

LIVE | The latest developments on the coronavirus


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 REPORT 6:30

PLANETARY

Case: 111 415 030
Dead: 2,467,200
Recovered: 62 879 442

UNITED STATES

Case: 28 134 275
Dead: 498,901

CANADA

Ontario: 293,086 cases (6,861 deaths)

Quebec: 282,122 cases (10,307 deaths)

Alberta: 131,063 cases (1,827 deaths)

British Columbia: 75,835 (1,327 deaths)

Manitoba: 31,386 cases (884 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 27,620 cases (372 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,609 cases (65 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,424 cases (25 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 926 cases (4 deaths)

Nunavut: 338 cases (1 death)

Prince Edward Island: 115 cases

Yukon: 72 cases (1 death)

Northwest Territories: 42 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 845,652 cases (21,674 deaths)

7:55 am | Syria approves Russian vaccine Sputnik V against COVID-19

Syria has authorized the use of the COVID-19 vaccine from its Russian ally, Sputnik V, on its territory, the Damascus embassy in Moscow announced on Monday.

7:28 am | France: the coast of the Côte d’Azur partly confined for the next two weekends

7h17 | COVID-19: the husband of an attendant killed by the virus she feared

A patient care worker lives with the strong feeling of having “killed” her husband, after having probably transmitted COVID-19 to him without wanting to.


GEN - GUYLAIN MINIER



Photo Martin Alarie

6h56 | It protects empty homes in Florida

After spending thirty years as a golf professional in Quebec, Russell Miller moved for good to Florida with an unusual mission: to protect homes when their owners aren’t there.


Russell Miller


Courtesy photo

6:43 am | Sanofi to help another competitor produce vaccine and launch new trial

Sanofi will produce in France the vaccine against COVID-19 of its American competitor Johnson & Johnson, as it is also preparing to do for Pfizer-BioNTech, failing to be able to offer at this stage its own vaccine for which it has launched a new clinical trial Monday on volunteers.

6:14 am | Philippines approves Chinese Sinovac vaccine

The Philippine Medicines Regulatory Authority on Monday approved the emergency use of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, the first doses of which are expected this week.

5h59 | Vaccinated and tanned snowbirds don’t regret

Quebec snowbirds who flew to Florida this winter have no regrets. Even if they rage against the new measures imposed on travelers, most will return to the country already vaccinated, without having lived a hard confinement, and well tanned.


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Hugo Duchaine / JdeM

5:53 am | Air New Zealand to test ‘vaccination passport’ against COVID

Air New Zealand will test a digital transport passport to allow airlines and border authorities to access information related to COVID-19, the airline said on Monday.

5:52 am | Schools reopen in Germany despite fear of third wave

Schools and daycares reopened on Monday, after two months of closure, across much of Germany despite fears of a third epidemic wave caused by the spread of the British variant.

5:41 am | COVID-19 in India: new restrictions in Bombay after an increase in contaminations

The Indian state most affected by COVID-19, including its capital Bombay, on Monday imposed new restrictions without ruling out the idea of ​​another containment, due to the rise in contamination as the vast vaccination campaign is late.

5h12 | People exasperated by the long delays on the phone

Travelers due to land at Montreal-Trudeau airport in the coming days are struggling to speak to an agent on the phone to book and pay for the hotel quarantine imposed by Ottawa.


Closeup two young students are reading a text on smart phone. Education concept.



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5h05 | Early return to avoid paying the hotel at $ 2000

Many travelers had no choice but to hurry back yesterday to avoid the mandatory hotel quarantine that begins today.


Ruth and David disembarked at Montreal-Trudeau airport yesterday after shortening their stay in Florida.



Photo Martin Alarie

Ruth and David disembarked at Montreal-Trudeau airport yesterday after shortening their stay in Florida.



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