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.
Case: 113 876 314
Dead: 2 526 934
Case: 871 146, dont 287 740 in Quebec
Death: 21 990, dont 10 393 in Quebec
HERE ARE ALL THE NEWS FOR SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28
13h14 | Who will vaccinate you?
While vaccination is in full swing at the moment, the health network is desperately looking for vaccinators and injectors. About 40 types of health professionals are sought after, ranging from medical students to medical imaging technologists.
“It is astonishing that the government, which has been busy planning the vaccination operation for months, has ignored, for example, the issue of distance, given the vast territory of Quebec. Or that despite the evidence, he failed to consider that sometimes, the simple fact of moving a person puts their health or safety at risk, ”said deputy Joël Arseneau in a statement.
After several months of construction, the Saint-Jérôme Hospital can finally count on its rapid hospitalization complex (CHR), which welcomed its first patients on Sunday.
Started in mid-September 2020, this new wing will be used to add beds to free up acute care spaces in the hospital, which had become a need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to give Montreal owners a bit of a break, Valérie Plante’s administration postponed the delivery of the first check for taxes to June 1, and to September 1 for the second payment.
While Health Canada validated the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine on Friday, the rapid approval of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is also expected in the country.
“We hope. […] There are several advantages to the vaccine offered by Johnson & Johnson. On the one hand, it is less expensive than those which are currently distributed, but the other point which is very important is that it is a single-dose vaccine, ”the virologist said Sunday morning. and professor in the department of biological sciences at UQAM, Benoit Barbeau.
8:54 am | Germany restricts French border crossings
Germany will restrict border crossings from France after classifying the Moselle department in a high-risk COVID zone, but renouncing a virtual closure as with the Czech Republic and Austria.
“The French department of Moselle will be considered from March 2 as an area affected by variants” of the COVID-19 virus, the highest category in the risk scale in Germany for the coronavirus, which has three , said the Ministry of Health.
8h | Philippines receives first doses of Chinese vaccine
The Philippines received on Sunday 600,000 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 sent by China and which will allow the start of a vaccination campaign despite concerns about the effectiveness of CoronaVac.
Senior government officials and health workers will be the first to receive Sinovac’s vaccine on Monday, a week after it was urgently cleared by the Philippine drug regulatory authority.
7:05 am | Jordan: two ministers resign for non-compliance with health rules
The Jordanian ministers of the interior and of justice were forced to resign on Sunday for violating the health rules in force to fight against the coronavirus epidemic, we learned from an official source.
The sanction was taken by Jordanian Prime Minister Bicher al-Khassawneh and immediately endorsed by King Abdullah II, according to a statement from the royal palace.
Several senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, had warned in recent weeks against a “fourth wave” of COVID-19, after an increase in the number of cases in some regions of the country.
1h49 | Denmark: eight arrests on the sidelines of an anti-restriction demonstration
Eight people were arrested on the sidelines of an anti-restrictions protest Saturday night in Copenhagen that brought together up to 1,200 people, police said overnight.
By allowing cinemas to reopen this week, the government has also allowed cinemas like Cinema L’Amour to resume their erotic film programming, where customers do more than just eat popcorn.
Photo QMI Agency, Mario Beauregard
Families who wanted a change of scenery during the school break were disillusioned when they learned that hotel swimming pools would remain closed, they which were the envy of children.
“This is the main reason that brought us here”, launched at Journal Frédéric Garneau, when I met yesterday in the lobby of L’Hôtel Québec, at the gates of the capital.
Equipped with his golden trimmer and white comb, Mike Brown, a barber in a modest suburb of Washington, fights prejudices about COVID-19 among his African-American customers, who die more from the disease, but are less vaccinated.
The Sherbrooke police force is the police force that has given the most offenses related to non-compliance with the curfew in proportion to the population served, with a rate two and a half times higher than the provincial average.