The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading around the world, including in Israel. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, but the virus can be fatal. To help maintain the virus, Israel has implemented a number of restrictions on the public.
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While the delivery was lighthearted, the message was clear. David, 72, wanted to remind those not taking these precautions seriously that they are inadvertently hurting the elderly.
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This assumes that those who have recovered from COVID-19 have developed special anti-virus proteins or antibodies in their plasma, which could therefore help sick patients cope with the disease.
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'If, in fact, a person who may or may not be infected wants to prevent infecting somebody else, the best way to do that is with a mask. Perhaps that's the way to go.'
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A third of the Israeli population suffers from one of these diseases, which puts a great amount of the public at risk.
The Palestinian Authority is expecting a 50% decrease in income thanks to the impact of the virus.
Induction day is certainly challenging in the best of times. And these are certainly not the best of times.
Around 4,000 people were tested at drive through centers across Israel on Tuesday
Many Israeli artists have offered free live-streamed concerts since the outbreak began and gatherings were banned
"The coronavirus pandemic requires the efficient managing of the resources of the health system," Cordio CEO Tamir Tal told the "Post"
"Unfortunately, our forecasts materialized - we reached one million jobseekers in March alone."
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Shoppers stood on chairs on Wednesday to get a glimpse of the goods on sale on the other side, shouting down to vendors to check on prices.
'My Office will prosecute any individual who defies or breaks the law, State of Emergency or otherwise. Everyone must respect and follow the law.'
Of those infected, 97 are currently in serious conditions with 76 of them incubated. Overall, 637 people diagnosed with the virus are hospitalized.
The institute's director told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the vaccine was being readied for testing in animals.
Some 250,000 of the masks will go to the Trump administration’s program to assist health workers.
Schlesinger, 52, who grew up in a secular Jewish home, has been in an unnamed hospital in upstate New York for over a week.
Freundel, 68, who began serving his prison term in May 2015, was sentenced to 6 1/2 years after pleading guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism, a charge that carries up to a year’s incarceration.
Cote St. Luc, a Montreal suburb with the densest and most elderly Jewish population in Quebec, reported some of earliest cases and has declared a state of emergency.
Abraham Rubinstein spoke from his isolation about the possibility of a lockdown of the entire city: "we can't build a prison; the people won’t be able to handle it"
Massie insisted that Congress adhere to a rule that a majority of House members are present to do business. Most members had returned home in order to avoid contracting or spreading the coronavirus.
Since starting production last week, the school in Merion Station has made about 200 shields for distribution to doctors and nurses in the community. Now it’s ramping up production to produce that ma
Every year after Pesach I buy a one pound bag of yeast and it lasts through the year and I use it to make challah. So I’m still pursuing the quixotic quest to make the perfect challah.
For 14 passengers from Rio, the door-to-door journey lasted an exhausting 50 hours.
The show was originally slated for the end of March, but was canceled due to the coronavirus.
The task force's leading infectious disease expert, estimating that 100,000 people who could die from the virus, said: "As sobering as that number is, we should be prepared for it."
The poll showed that the coronavirus had rattled the entire country, with 89% saying they were "very" or "somewhat" concerned by the respiratory disease.
The figures are raising concerns that British Jews are particularly at risk from the virus. They are also giving rise to multiple hypotheses to explain this reality, though none seem conclusive.
In general, these hardliners belong to communities associated with the radical, anti-Zionist Eda Haredit association of ultra-Orthodox communities.
“We are constantly re-evaluating all of our policies, including our sanctions policy,” says Pompeo.
The figure included 15% of people who usually never prayed, and a quarter of those who said they weren't normally religious.
Coronavirus returns us to our most basic values. We are home with our families, little or no international travel, little to no international trade.
With more than 570 cases, the ultra-Orthodox city has more than 10% of the country’s nearly 5,000 cases.
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The mall, an initiative of the Jerusalem Municipality, is free for local businesses to join and will be promoted by the municipality through a variety of platforms.
With the 2020 presidential elections at the horizon, even a pandemic becomes a matter of right and left.
For many in the business sector there is little appetite to celebrate at all. Others, looking at measures implemented by other governments, are green with envy.
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"My goal is to enable the Knesset to function as well as possible under the circumstances," Gantz said.
In many countries in lockdown around the world the authorities are reporting a number of cases of people breaking the regulations to contain the outbreak to buy cannabis.
To finance the initiative, Ogen allocated NIS 30 million NIS in lending capital.
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Netanyahu's office said IIBR director had informed him of "significant progress" in designing a vaccine prototype and that the institute "is now preparing a model for commencing an animal trial."
“One people one table” invites everyone to join so that anyone left alone in their home can celebrate the Passover Seder with their big family - the nation of Israel.
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The agriculture and finance ministries said they have taken the "exceptional" move to persuade shipping companies to change their routes for greater and faster imports.
It’s been three weeks since news broke that the Weizmann Institute can conduct so many COVID-19 checks – so why isn’t it? "This can be the game changer Israel needs to combat the virus."
Distance learning has proven itself. We have received excellent responses from teachers and students, if the situation persists, we will put in more agenda."
Memories of weddings and secret dates in the ghetto, of forbidden gifts, of mutual care and support, of dreams of home, family, and their own country fill the space.
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"We are calling these blessings upon her to keep her healthy," said Henry Rodriguez, 40, leader of the ceremony. "But this ceremony isn't just for us; it's also for global health."
Israel has provided medical equipment for the PA to combat the pandemic, as well as guidance and cooperation with Palestinian medical crews.
Demand for its office furniture is holding up well as many work from home due to the coronavirus.
"As part of this important response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Playtika is fully committed to helping people worldwide stay safe and feel connected."
At a meeting broadcast live, Rouhani called on Iranians to avoid public places.
"It’s been at least since 1996, ’97 since I’ve been in a class. These are unique circumstances,” Manning said to his former teacher.
Dismissing that the Knesset committee will act as a "rubber stamp," MK Oded Forer said the plan must include compensation for severely affected industries, including the tourism industry.
The German Foreign Office said that Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges is a way to allow for trade between Europe and Iran and preserve the JCPOA nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
The three were in contact with a commander in the reserves who was diagnosed with the virus on Tuesday
Before jumping, the man was considered to have mild symptoms. He had been transferred to the hospital from home care the week before.
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Israel lost its way in recent decades and enabled a free fall in the number of hospital beds per capita.
The most notable of the additional services provided has been to proactively reach out to those most vulnerable during the crisis, such as lone soldiers, the young and elderly, and the unemployed.
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The aid, which will pay hosts 25% of their normal cancellation fees, is being offered globally except for China.
The one reform rabbi known to have died is Rabbi Neil Kraft, the beloved rabbi of the Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue who passed away weeks before he was due to retire.
Garbuz was directly connected to 37 other confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York, including his wife, two of their children and a neighbor.
The Jewish community of Bucharest, Romania, received a rabbinical allowance to bury coronavirus victims on Shabbat.
Helmreich, 74, an academic with eclectic interests whose areas of expertise ranged from race relations to urban life to Orthodox Jewry.
The confluence of hard-hitting sanctions on the country and Iran’s floundering theocracy frustrated an adequate response to the pandemic.
US Deputy Ambassador Cherith Norman: Israeli-Palestinian joint activity to halt the spread of the coronavirus crisis is akin to the type of cooperation and dialogue necessary to resolve the conflict.
Before speaking to my mom, I hadn’t given any thought to Passover cleaning or how filling a cupboard with pasta could be a problem for some Jews.
The United States has allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear sites to make it harder for Tehran to develop nuclear weapons.
President Trump’s hands may be tied due to upcoming November election and given scope of outbreak in US.
The soldiers will accompany Israel police officers and have a special tag. The commanders will also carry weapons.
The consequences for agriculture and tourism impact all of Israel.
"Although it is hard to fight the coronavirus under sanctions, since the beginning [of the outbreak] we have not faced a shortage of special drugs," Iran's health minister said.
All over the world, people are losing their jobs, and this will affect the global economy. But most of all it will hurt those who are already in a position of few opportunities.
Over 20% of Israelis are unemployed these days due to the coronavirus. A new government should be working to help them find jobs, not working to find jobs for itself.
Even if one is aware of the alternative outcomes, it is hard to predict what will eventually occur to the individual.
If you don’t work in the health or care sector, it’s just this invisible threat.