Coronavirus in Israel

Coronavirus vaccine race: Israel to begin human testing in September

“We will start safety and efficacy trials after the holidays,” IIRB head Prof. Shmuel Shapira said, “but we have a product in hand.”

Marina Chvatova leaving Shaare Tzedek Hospital
Corona patient leaves Shaare Zedek hospital after 99 days

Marina spent 99 days in the hospital’s coronavirus Unit, which is believed to be the longest stay for a hospitalized coronavirus patient in the entire world.

Thousands gather for hassidic wedding, violating health regulations

Police fine organizers of Belz wedding for violating agreement with police. Jerusalem Mayor strikes out at hypocrisy of critics for condemning ultra-Orthodox and not anti-govt. protestors.

Ronni Gamzu visits the Home Front Command on July 29, 2020
Only 17% of Israelis comprehend new coronavirus restrictions - survey

In comparison to similar surveys, conducted only a few months ago the current survey suggests an overall decrease in public spirit.

By DANIEL NISINMAN
06/08/2020
Coronavirus in Israel: What is the policy for red and orange cities?

Some 22 "red" and "orange" cities will face increased oversight, and families with a sick person will be assisted with being quarantined.

The law courts in Tel Aviv
Coronavirus has upended family law in Israel

There are more laws regulating family relationships than almost any other sphere of law.

By HAIM KATZ , ALUMA KATZ-BAR
05/08/2020
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wearing a medical mask amid coronavirus pandemic
1 in 10 Israelis fully support Netanyahu's handling of coronavirus - poll

The poll was done on the backdrop of nationwide demonstrations, mainly in protest of the prime minister's handling of the coronavirus outbreak and the consequent financial crisis.

06/08/2020
Employees of KANDO, a wastewater management technology firm, demonstrate a project of sewer surveill
Could corona evolve into a strategic threat?

A systemic crisis represents a strategic threat to a country because of the devastating effects it could produce. Thus, understanding its causes is of great importance.

By BAROUCH GILLES
05/08/2020
Israeli army Technicians carry out a diagnostic test for coronavirus in a IDF lab in central Israel
New robot to enable faster coronavirus tests in the IDF

IDF officials emphasized the impotence of the lab in preserving the operational continuity and preparedness of IDF forces.

MK Yair Lapid speaks during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling on him to qu
Lapid: Netanyahu’s failure in fighting coronavirus is ‘poetic justice’

Bennett to PM: ‘People are dying because of you’ * Netanyahu accuses Left of playing politics

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