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01:35

Shabbat Shalom!

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com at this time in honor of the start of the Sabbath in North America, where they are being written now.

Updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of the Sabbath at 19:38 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!

01:23

Falkland Islands confirms case of coronavirus

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Falkland Islands on Friday confirmed the island territory's first case of the coronavirus.

The patient has been hospitalized since March 31 and developed a range of COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for the virus, and is now in a stable condition and being cared for with necessary isolation procedures.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

01:16

Turkey announces curfew for those under age 20

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Turkey on Friday announced several new measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Anadolu news agency reported.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the measures, including a curfew restricting members of the public under the age of 20 from leaving their homes except if absolutely necessary.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

00:58

CDC recommends Americans wear masks

Saturday, April 04, 2020

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that the government recommends that Americans wear masks outside to protect against coronavirus.

In a daily briefing with reporters, Trump stressed that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not advise the use of medical grade masks which should be reserved for health care workers.

He added that the recommendation is an additional voluntary measure.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

00:45

France records deadliest day from coronavirus

Saturday, April 04, 2020

French hospitals recorded their highest death toll in 24 hours from coronavirus on Friday, with 588 new fatalities, France24 reported.

France's Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon, announced the figures during a daily press conference, saying a total of 5,091 people had died in French hospitals since the start of the crisis.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

00:32

Police patrol the streets: This is how Passover will look

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Coronavirus will make this Passover different from its predecessors. Israel knew how to care for its elderly, while other countries failed.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

23:59

PA confirms 22 new cases of coronavirus

Friday, April 03, 2020

Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Friday that 22 more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the PA, bringing the total number to 193.

Speaking at a press conference in Ramallah and quoted by the Wafa news agency, Shtayyeh said that under PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas' decree extending the state of emergency by 30 more days, all educational facilities, businesses and border crossings will remain shut down for the time being.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

22:53

White House to test anyone in close proximity to Trump and Pence

Friday, April 03, 2020

The White House announced on Friday that any person "in close proximity" to President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence will be tested for the novel coronavirus.

“As the Physician to the President and White House Operations continue to protect the health and safety of the President and Vice President, starting today anyone who is expected to be in close proximity to either of them will be administered a COVID-19 test to evaluate for pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic carriers status to limit inadvertent transmission,” deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement quoted by The Hill.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

22:30

The world will never be the same after coronavirus

Friday, April 03, 2020

The Almighty sent us a reminder that life can be disabled at a moment's notice, and we have no control over it.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

21:56

Two Eilat coronavirus carriers forcefully hospitalized

Friday, April 03, 2020

Two residents of the city of Eilat, who were diagnosed with coronavirus, were forcefully hospitalized at the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva on Friday evening after they chose to ignore the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Kan 11 News reports.

The evacuation was carried out at the request of Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzhak Halevi and with the approval of the Ministry of Health, the Home Front Command and the Eilat District of the Israel Police.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

21:25

Bnei Brak Mayor: This is a difficult time

Friday, April 03, 2020

Bnei Brak Mayor Avraham Rubinstein urges residents: Be patient during these difficult days for all of us.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

20:47

Number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Israel rises to 7,428

Friday, April 03, 2020

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Israel has risen to 7,428, the Health Ministry updated on Friday evening.

Among those, 113 are in serious condition.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

20:34

Is it so hard to say 'thank you'?

Friday, April 03, 2020

We can relive the slavery in Egypt and the Exodus which was the first step of our nationhood, and be able to see where we are headed.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

20:08

Likud and Blue and White: Netanyahu and Gantz reached agreements

Friday, April 03, 2020

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz met again on Friday evening in an attempt to achieve a unity government.

Following the meeting, the Likud and Blue and White issued a joint statement in which they said, "Understandings and progress have been achieved."

Read more

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20:03

Death toll from coronavirus reaches 40

Friday, April 03, 2020

The death toll from the coronavirus in Israel rose to 40 on Friday evening, after a 70-year-old woman with underlying conditions passed away at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

18:30

Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

Friday, April 03, 2020

Arutz Sheva's Israel desk is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com at this time in honor of the Sabbath. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 18:20 Friday evening. Our North American desk will keep you informed until the 19:05 EDT candle lighting time in New York.

The updates from Israel will resume Saturday night, following the conclusion of Shabbat at 19:38 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!

18:07

'I promised my son I'd stay alive'

Friday, April 03, 2020
Nurse practitioner who wore full protective gear contracted coronavirus.
18:05

Netanyahu spoke today by telephone with Indian Prime Minister

Friday, April 03, 2020

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today by telephone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The two discussed technological cooperation as well as the various steps to deal with the spread of the coronavirus.

17:27

NYC mayor: Not enough ventilators for next week

Friday, April 03, 2020

New York City Mayor De Blasio told NBC today (Firday) that the city doesn't have enough ventilators for next week.

In an interview with NBC, the mayor discussed the crisis in his city's hospitals as a result of the coronavirus and he said that the country right now isn't positioned to deal with the crisis.

Mayor De Blasio says the city is headed into the hard part now.

17:23

Doctors rate 'most effective' coronavirus treatment

Friday, April 03, 2020
International poll of thousands of doctors rated "hydroxychloroquine" as the best treatment for coronavirus
17:16

Funerals turn small Georgia town into coronavirus hotspot

Friday, April 03, 2020
A rural county in southwestern Georgia has emerged as an unlikely coronavirus hotspot. CNN reports. Watch.
16:36

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to make special broadcast at 1900 GMT Sunday

Friday, April 03, 2020

The UK records its worst death toll so far from coronavirus with 684 new deaths in a day.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will now address the nation on TV on Sunday night.

16:20

'Flatten the curve': How social distancing can slow coronavirus

Friday, April 03, 2020
Social distancing is being encouraged as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. How we 'flattening the curve?'
16:18

3,605 people have died in hospital in the UK

Friday, April 03, 2020

3,605 people have died in hospital in the UK, after testing positive for coronavirus, a rise of 684 in one day

15:26

Worldwide, chief rabbis unite against coronavirus

Friday, April 03, 2020
Watch: Chief Rabbi of South Africa speaks about special initiative to observe the upcoming Shabbat as a message of prayer and unity.
14:58

Man in twenties in serious condition, placed on life support

Friday, April 03, 2020
Condition of Afik Swisa, 22-year-old coronavirus patient, deteriorates.
14:23

Dangerous domino effect

Friday, April 03, 2020
Kids bored at home are no fun for any parent, but a child with special needs who’s at home unable to occupy himself is a serious challenge.
14:05

Yamina: 'In 2009, Bibi gave 4 ministries to party with just 5 seats'

Friday, April 03, 2020

A senior member of the Yamina party responded to complaints from the Likud party that Yamina, with just 6 seats, is demanding 3 ministries in the unity government currently under formation.

"In 2009, Bibi [PM Netanyahu] wiped the floor with the National Union party," he said, "and even after they recommended him to form a government, he threw them into the opposition and gave 4 ministries to the Independence party then headed by Ehud Barak, which had just 5 seats," he said.

14:01

Will Yamina's threats cause sovereignty to fail?

Friday, April 03, 2020
Likud source blasts Yamina for insisting on three ministries for its six MKs, says threats place process of applying sovereignty in danger.
14:00

Police raid Har Homa apt, 11 found illegally gambling

Friday, April 03, 2020

Last night, Israel Police raided an apartment in the Har Homa neighborhood of Jerusalem and apprehended 11 people illegally gambling as well as violating Health Ministry guidelines for social distancing.

The owner of the apartment was arrested and taken in for questioning on suspicion of running a gambling establishment, and he and the other 10 were each fined NIS 5,000 for violating the government's health regulations.

13:54

Hackers disturb Goldin family Zoom event

Friday, April 03, 2020

Hamas supporters along with Holocaust deniers managed to hack into the Zoom event held by the Goldin family, at which Hadar Goldin's father spoke.

The hackers broadcast anti-Israeli songs and drew swastikas.

Around 200 people participated in the event.

13:52

MK Gafni: 'Libelous accusations against Litzman'

Friday, April 03, 2020

MK Gafni (UTJ) responded to allegations that Health Minister Yaakov Litzman did not comply with his ministry's guidelines, saying that they were libelous and untrue.

Litzman has strenuously denied the allegations.

13:48

Prof. Barbash: 'We won't gain the upper hand over virus this year'

Friday, April 03, 2020

Professor Gabi Barbash, former Director-General of the Health Ministry, responded to allegations that Health Minister Litzman did not abide by his Ministry's guidelines, saying that "if it happened, it's very serious indeed."

Litzman has strenuously denied the allegations.

Barbash added that in his opinion, "We're not going to gain the upper hand over the coronavirus this year."

13:47

Ninth grader dies from road accident injuries

Friday, April 03, 2020

Doral Zecharia, a ninth grader, has passed away after being critically injured by a vehicle while riding his electric bicycle in Hod Hasharon. His family said of him that he was "an amazing boy, always smiling - everyone loved him."

13:39

IDF to operate in Bnei Brak via Home Front Command

Friday, April 03, 2020

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) spoke with the IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, discussing ways in which the IDF can assist Bnei Brak residents to cope with the lockdown and deal with the swift spread of coronavirus in their city.

Kochavi presented a number of options for IDF involvement, and said that the IDF would operate via the Home Front Command in order "to do whatever we can to support the citizens of the country, and especially Bnei Brak, to curb the spread of the epidemic."

13:31

'More women are immersing in ritual baths'

Friday, April 03, 2020
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, says many are connecting to their roots now. 'People want to come to closer to the Creator.'
13:26

Fear and coronavirus: A blessing or a curse in making aliyah?

Friday, April 03, 2020
Can there be a time when it might be too late to make aliyah? Should those who are planning aliyah wait until the plague (virus) is over?
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