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 REVIEW 6:30 am

PLANETARY

Case: 103 943 365
Dead: 2,255,091
Recovered: 57,754,110

UNITED STATES

Case: 26 435 696
Dead: 446,901

CANADA

Ontario: 270,925 cases (6,238 deaths)

Quebec: 264,526 cases (9,862 deaths)

Alberta: 124,831 cases (1,660 deaths)

British Columbia: 68,366 cases (1,218 deaths)

Manitoba: 29,733 cases (832 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 24,236 cases (314 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,582 cases (65 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,288 cases (18 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 408 cases (4 deaths)

Nunavut: 294 cases (1 death)

Prince Edward Island: 113 cases

Yukon: 70 cases (1 death)

Northwest Territories: 32 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 786,417 cases (20,203 deaths)

NEWS

8:10 am | COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccine reduces transmission after one dose

AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s COVID vaccine reduces transmission of the virus by 67% from the first dose, according to an analysis of clinical trials currently being reviewed which supports the British government’s vaccine strategy.

7h35 | Permitted or prohibited as of next Monday in Quebec

As of Monday, February 8, Quebecers will be able to benefit from a “little deconfinement” although the curfew is maintained throughout the province. However, the rules are different if you live in the red and orange zone.

Here is a little guide to help you find your way there next Monday and find out what will be allowed or still prohibited in your region:

7:16 am | Japan: law passed to sanction those resistant to measures against COVID-19

The Japanese parliament on Wednesday adopted a new law aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of measures to fight the pandemic in the country, including the introduction of fines for violators

6:36 am | China to provide 10 million vaccines to WHO system

China said on Wednesday that it would provide 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the UN Covax device, intended in particular to help underprivileged countries fight against the disease.

6:19 am | Russia wants to increase production of its Sputnik V vaccine abroad

Russia wants to increase production of its Sputnik V vaccine abroad, the Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday, the day after good results from the product were published in the scientific journal The Lancet.

AFP

5h14 | The situation remains very fragile in health

Despite the “small deconfinement” announced Tuesday by the government, caution is still required in the fight against COVID-19 since the situation remains “very fragile”, according to experts.

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5h08 | Reopening: a sigh of relief from hairdressers

Barber shop workers breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday at the prospect of being able to resume their scissors soon.

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5h00 | No vaccine exists to kill isolation

On March 11, Prime Minister Legault will hold a day of commemoration in tribute to the victims of COVID-19. Generals Arruda, Legault and Dubé are at the head of an army of health professionals who are fighting a virus that claims a large number of victims both among the population and among soldiers at the front.

4h50 | Virus: deceptive Ryanair advertising banned in UK

The airline Ryanair has decided to stop an advertising campaign encouraging the British to jump on a plane once vaccinated, which could lead to “irresponsible” behavior according to the regulator who ordered its withdrawal.

AFP

4:45 am | Spain: 77% fewer tourists in 2020

Spain received only 19 million foreign tourists in 2020, 77% less than in 2019, under the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, while its economy is largely dependent on tourism, according to official data released on Wednesday .

AFP

4:25 | Sputnik V: “no blocking” for its use if it “corresponds to scientific standards”

The Russian vaccine against COVID-19, Sputnik V, could be distributed in France if it meets European “scientific standards” and “requirements”, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

4h24 | COVID-19: the production of the Moderna vaccine on French soil will begin “in March” (minister)

4:06 am | AstraZeneca vaccine reduces transmission after one dose

AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s COVID vaccine reduces transmission of the virus by 67% from the first dose, according to an analysis of clinical trials currently being reviewed which supports the British government’s vaccine strategy.

Photo AFP

3h48 | GSK and CureVac to work on vaccine against new variants

3h30 | Pakistan healthcare workers begin to be vaccinated against COVID-19

1h23 | Australian Prime Minister summons parliamentarian behind fake news

0h45 | Mexico: to survive or bury a loved one, you have to wait

In Mexico, COVID-19 forces those who have it and their loved ones to be patient: waiting with the hope of receiving treatment, waiting to bury or cremate a body.

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