These are the new coronavirus restrictions

Government approves new Health Ministry regulations, imposing additional limitations on trips to public areas.Mordechai Sones, 3/25/2020, 2:12 PM

Top Health Ministry officials clash over number of infections

After deputy Director General of the Ministry said he estimates 50,000 cases in Israel, the Director General said: Baseless assessment.Ben Ariel, 3/25/2020, 5:30 AM

Survey shows satisfaction with coronavirus crisis management

61% of respondents express satisfaction with Health Ministry Director performance; 57% satisfied with Prime Minister's conduct.Mordechai Sones, 3/24/2020, 9:34 PM

Top doctor: Coronavirus situation 'extremely worrying'

In interview with 103 FM, former Director-General of the Health Ministry says he is seriously concerned at increased rate of infection.103 FM, 3/24/2020, 11:24 AM

When is it permitted to leave? How many passengers in the car?

A citizen who violates isolation orders may be fined 5,000 shekels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2020, 1:27 AM

Health Ministry starts surveilling coronavirus carriers

Health Ministry sends messages to hundreds of people who were in the vicinity of coronavirus patients.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2020, 1:00 AM

Those returning from '770' to be taken to 'coronavirus hotels'

Health Ministry decides that men returning from Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights will not go home right away.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2020, 12:04 AM

Coronavirus infections rise to 337

Five infected patients in serious condition, 10 moderate, 311 in mild condition. Eleven have already recovered from disease.Mordechai Sones, 3/17/2020, 10:28 PM

'We'll reach hundreds a day; we estimate people will die'

Health Ministry Director: 'According to our scenarios, thousands of Israelis may die from pandemic.'Mordechai Sones, 3/17/2020, 9:55 PM

Health Ministry: Don't leave home for non-essential reasons

Health Ministry issues new guidelines, closing libraries, non-essential stores, and all group activities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2020, 3:40 PM

Ministers mull total shutdown

Health Ministry officials insist total shutdown of businesses, enforced home quarantine, is the only way to curb spread of virusShimon Cohen, 3/16/2020, 9:34 AM

Senior Health Ministry official tests positive for coronavirus

Senior employee of Health Ministry's central laboratory, head of hospital ward at Ichilov, sent to isolation after contracting COVID-19.Orli Harari, 3/16/2020, 1:11 AM

Chief Rabbi: 'Health Ministry guidelines obligatory'

Chief Rabbi Lau issues specific prevention guidelines for maintaining Jewish communal and personal life.Mordechai Sones, 3/12/2020, 12:50 PM

Global isolation decision came at request of United States

Decision to isolate Israelis from abroad takes effect immediately, decision to isolate foreigners entering Israel takes effect in 72 hours.Mordechai Sones, 3/9/2020, 9:24 PM

Health Ministry Coronavirus guidelines

Health Minister: We are in control of Coronavirus situation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2020, 6:19 PM

Thousand soccer fans instructed to self-quarantine

High school students, soccer fans, ordered into quarantine as Health Ministry moves to 'next stage' of coronavirus plan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2020, 1:28 PM

Three additional Israelis infected with coronavirus

Two Israelis who returned from Italy and a third who came in contact with an infected patient ordered into home isolation.Orli Harari, 3/2/2020, 12:38 AM

Health Ministry: Don't let Coronavirus keep you from voting

5,630 people under self-quarantine to go to special polling stations as Health Ministry says regular polling stations are safe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2020, 3:36 PM

Israel issues northern Italy travel warning

Health Ministry considering instructing those returning from state to remain in isolation. Within 1 day, 4 patients in Italy died of virus.Mordechai Sones, 2/24/2020, 8:59 PM

Preparing to vote amid coronavirus outbreak

Health Ministry Director General meets Central Election Committee to examine how to allow voters under quarantine to exercise their right.Hezki Baruch, 2/18/2020, 12:14 AM

Budget issues disrupt children's dental care

Two of Israel's four health funds cut dental treatments for children after Health Ministry announces severe budget cuts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2020, 2:46 PM

Land and sea crossings close to arrivals from China

Interior Min. Deri orders Israel's borders closed to those who were recently in China - with one catch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2020, 3:13 PM

Number of kidney donations hits all-time high

Health Ministry statistics show majority of organ transplants are kidney transplants, number of kidney transplants continues to climb.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 9:54 AM

Health Ministry food labeling reform launches

Food companies in Israel now required to mark products to warn public of high levels of sugar, saturated fat, and sodium.Mordechai Sones, 1/2/2020, 2:47 PM

Dep. Health Minister takes on role of Minister

'Political and legal developments' force UTJ deputy minister to take on role of minister, despite party's usual opposition to the title.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 1:18 PM

Health Ministry recommends: Videotape all medical operations

Special committee investigates complaints against doctors, suggests all operations be videotaped and complications centrally monitored.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2019, 10:28 AM

Health Ministry: Watch for illegal counterfeit medications

Tel Aviv businesses sold fake medications illegally, Health Ministry says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2019, 12:43 PM

'Health Ministry reform harms children in the periphery'

MK Yogev to Dep. Health Min. Litzman: 'Why do you think eliminating options will reduce wait times?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2019, 9:29 AM

He took weight loss pills - and ended up in the ICU

Health Ministry warns against taking VOX weight loss pills after man is hospitalized intensive care unit in life-threatening condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2019, 2:50 PM

Health Ministry warns: Frozen tilapia, hamburgers, recalled

Affected fish has 'uncharacteristic' smell, as well as an aftertaste, Health Ministry says.Chana Roberts, 9/27/2019, 11:44 AM

Health Ministry to ban sale of electronic cigarettes?

Health Ministry Director-General examines option to ban or limit sale of e-cigarettes - without passing a new law.Chana Roberts, 9/25/2019, 10:49 AM

Health Ministry to travelers to Uman: Vaccinate against measles

Ministry warns against measles outbreak in Ukraine, calling on those traveling there to make sure they are vaccinated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2019, 4:49 PM

Health Ministry issues egg recall

Salmonella enteritidis found in eggs with sell-by dates in July and early August, Health Ministry warns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2019, 10:58 AM

Health Ministry to stop funding children's therapies?

Blue and White MK urges Dep. Health Minister to backtrack on plan to defund private child development services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2019, 10:17 AM

Why did the Health Ministry hide its report?

Health Ministry hides survey showing low levels of public satisfaction with health care system, says it is "only for internal use."Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2019, 12:38 PM

Only 66% of one-year-olds are vaccinated

New Health Ministry report on early childhood care, hospital wait times, shows improvement in health care, but leaves much to be desired.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2019, 8:33 AM

Israel to combat measles with earlier vaccines for 2-year-olds?

Committee of experts proposes Health Ministry offer second dose of measles vaccine at two years instead of in first grade.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2019, 10:05 AM

Report: 66% of Israelis exposed to secondhand smoke

Nearly half of smokers smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day; lack of law enforcement allows 66% of Israelis to suffer from secondhand smoke.Chana Roberts, 6/5/2019, 12:13 PM

Mumps outbreak in central Israel

Health Ministry vaccinates high school students in Modi'in after several of their peers fall ill with mumps.Chana Roberts, 5/29/2019, 4:46 PM

Flying to Ukraine? You may want to think again

Health Ministry issues travel advisory for five countries with measles outbreaks, asks travelers to reconsider plans.Chana Roberts, 5/14/2019, 2:24 PM

El Al sets up special vaccination clinic at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel’s Health Ministry orders local airlines to vaccinate staff against measles.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/23/2019, 7:35 AM

Tap water in haredi city of Modi'in Illit gets green light

Health Ministry tells residents: Testing shows tap water safe to drink again.Chana Roberts, 4/2/2019, 2:13 PM

Crisis averted as emergency services for settlements to continue

PM intervenes to end ongoing crisis with MDA's operations in Judea and Samaria, securing deal to ensure funding for emergency services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2019, 4:21 PM

'There is one area in which the health system undoubtedly leads'

President Rivlin participates in Health Min. conference. "I hope the co-existence in our hospitals becomes the norm in Israeli society."Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2019, 7:12 PM

More arrested in Health Ministry bribery affair

Raid on health inspector's home reveals hundreds of thousands of shekels from bribes to confirm sanitation passes to businesses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2019, 11:33 AM

From tomorrow: Prescription drug prices fall by average of 6.9%

Reduction follows reform to change the drug price control model led by Minister Kahlon and Deputy Minister Litzman.Mordechai Sones, 12/31/2018, 10:57 PM

Fear of measles on flight from Turkey to Israel

Health Ministry calls on passengers on Turkish Airlines flight 788 Thursday from Istanbul to Ben-Gurion Airport to be examined by doctor.Mordechai Sones, 10/16/2018, 9:35 PM

MDA and United Hatzalah to cooperate

Health Ministry launches new information application to bring about cooperation between emergency organizations MDA and United Hatzalah.Mordechai Sones, 8/20/2018, 8:52 PM

Health Ministry: Leptospirosis isn't contagious

Leptospirosis transfers only via animals, not people, Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar Siman Tov says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2018, 2:32 PM

Health Ministry: Number of leptospirosis cases rises to 42

Health Ministry says rising number of leptospirosis cases under control, calls on relevant office to work together.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2018, 1:18 PM

Water company shuts tap due to suspicious test result

Water company says business as usual after closing tap due to abnormal test result.Orly Harari, 8/15/2018, 12:17 PM

Nurses' strike ends

Nurses' strike ends after union reaches agreements with the Ministries of Health and Finance.Orli Harari, 8/7/2018, 11:25 PM

Report: 30% of Israel's eggs infected with salmonella

Coop owners refuse plan, grant to improve coop hygiene.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2018, 8:01 AM

Supreme Court orders natural birth centers to remain closed

Supreme Court ruling states Health Ministry has the authority to close natural birthing centers.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 6/18/2018, 2:11 PM

Report: 59% of Israeli children are exposed to secondhand smoke

New study shows Israeli children are exposed to more cigarette smoke than their counterparts in England, Germany, and Canada.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2018, 1:54 PM

Health Ministry reveals main causes of death in Israel

Data shows cancer leading cause of death among men and women, followed by heart disease. Good news: Life expectancy in Israel on the rise.Mordechai Sones, 5/22/2018, 5:07 PM

State Comptroller: Health Minister aided tobacco companies

Health Ministry not working to reduce consumption of cigarettes, Health Minister Litzman hid meetings with tobacco company representatives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2018, 8:03 AM