Health Ministry

Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Net
Gov't approves total coronavirus lockdown starting Friday

the Knesset House Committee approved a special session of the Knesset plenum later Thursday, that will be the final step in authorizing the lockdown.

Head of Public Health Services: Protesters are harming the nation

Referring to the protest of nearly 200 people at Tel Aviv's Frishman Beach on Saturday afternoon, Dr. Sharon Elrai-Price voiced strong concern – and criticism.

Coronavirus czar Prof. Ronni Gamzu
One day until the coronavirus lockdown and the gov’t is still zigzagging

Schools shuttered today * Over 5,500 people diagnosed with virus in 24 hours

Health Ministry considering changing coronavirus testing

The ministry has set a quota of 37 testing rounds. In Germany a quota of only 30 rounds was set, and the United States requires 34.

By MAAYAN HARONI/MAARIV
15/09/2020
Outrage as coronavirus committee debates lockdown: 'Critical hit to public health'

"Nothing will help. No plan and no model will help if everyone in the public decides for themselves what they do and what they do not do."

14/09/2020
High number of coronavirus cases may be due to oversensitive testing

"If the number of rounds is reduced, the number of patients may be smaller – and then the pressure to close the country will also be smaller."

By MAAYAN HARONI/MAARIV
14/09/2020
With Rosh Hashanah on the way, which honey should you avoid buying?

Nearly fifty brands sold in Israel were tested to examine authenticity and quality.

10/09/2020
Israel's electrical consumption breaks national record amid heatwave

Accompanying the rising temperatures have been rising electric bills, with the electric use for the country reaching an all-time high amid the heatwave.

The sun rises over the Dead Sea, Israel
Heatwave heading towards Israel: What precautions should be taken?

Extreme heat could pose a serious health risk for at-risk populations, including the elderly, people with cardio-vesicular diseases and young children.

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