Another animal-to-human disease: leptospirosis

Another animal-to-human disease: leptospirosis

Around 50 cases of this disease have been reported recently, mostly among tourists who took dips in the country's rivers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2020, 3:20 PM
'Strict adherence to guidelines will get us out of lockdown faster'

'Strict adherence to guidelines will get us out of lockdown faster'

Health Ministry official expresses cautious optimism on improving situation. 'Winter will pose a double challenge," he notes.Nitzan Keidar, 10/11/2020, 9:50 PM
'We're gaining control over the epidemic' says head of Public Health Services

'We're gaining control over the epidemic' says head of Public Health Services

Although morbidity statistics are encouraging, the government will still proceed with caution.Ido Ben Porat, 10/11/2020, 8:26 PM
Health Ministry official suspected of taking bribes to remove names from quarantine list

Health Ministry official suspected of taking bribes to remove names from quarantine list

Suspect worked in Health Ministry office dealing with public inquiries into quarantine status.Ido Ben Porat, 10/11/2020, 7:43 PM
872 COVID-19 patients reported critical, 220 on ventilator

872 COVID-19 patients reported critical, 220 on ventilator

3,007 test positive since midnight, with death toll reported at 1,784, and 1,609 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2020, 8:56 PM
Corona rules: What was crucial for Yom Kippur is just as crucial for Sukkot

Corona rules: What was crucial for Yom Kippur is just as crucial for Sukkot

The health instructions and warnings presented for Yom Kippur are just as applicable to the Sukkot holiday. Be careful!Dr. Murray Werzberger, 10/1/2020, 11:00 PM
'Finance Ministry is to blame for crisis in hospitals' says Physicians' Association head

'Finance Ministry is to blame for crisis in hospitals' says Physicians' Association head

Shortage of doctors has been known issue for months, but only now is the Health Ministry appealing for retired doctors to return.Orly Harari, 9/23/2020, 4:15 PM
Former Health Minister: Closure intended to cover government COVID-19 management failure

Former Health Minister: Closure intended to cover government COVID-19 management failure

Chaim Ramon: 'I'm sorry Netanyahu and his ministers are adopting this policy, which will bring upon us a health and economic disaster.'Mordechai Sones, 9/23/2020, 12:51 PM
Finger-pointing as COVID-19 carriers board flights abroad

Finger-pointing as COVID-19 carriers board flights abroad

Six months into outbreak, Health Ministry and Border Control still disconnected as 5 COVID carriers fly from Israel to Serbia and Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2020, 10:40 PM
Health Ministry scrubs stats from coronavirus website

Health Ministry scrubs stats from coronavirus website

After hospitals mistakenly labelled as being at over 100% capacity in coronavirus wards, Health Ministry removes stats from its website.David Rosenberg, 9/22/2020, 3:16 PM
Hospitals say they could admit more patients, but Health Ministry is misleading

Hospitals say they could admit more patients, but Health Ministry is misleading

Health Ministry claims COVID wards countrywide overcrowded but some hospital sources say reality differs from picture presented to publicMordechai Sones, 9/22/2020, 12:50 AM
Problem of yeshiva students solved

Problem of yeshiva students solved

Demand by Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz accepted: Post H.S.and hesder yeshiva students may stay in yeshiva until Yom Kippur, then return home.Hezki Baruch, 9/15/2020, 8:22 PM
Watch: Shofar blowing at Health Min. Corona command center

Watch: Shofar blowing at Health Min. Corona command center

Toast at Health Ministry culminates with shofar blowing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2020, 11:30 AM
Health Ministry recommends closure on holidays

Health Ministry recommends closure on holidays

Senior HM official: 'We're in direction of national epidemic, even in green cities. Therefore, traffic light model currently cannot work.'Mordechai Sones, 9/10/2020, 9:59 AM
Health Ministry reports COVID-19 carrier returning from Istanbul

Health Ministry reports COVID-19 carrier returning from Istanbul

Passengers on flight asked to enter isolation until September 14th.Mordechai Sones, 9/8/2020, 4:01 PM
Shas MK: Why can't 30 people pray outside?

Shas MK: Why can't 30 people pray outside?

MK Michael Malchieli criticizes the attitude toward the haredi public during the coronavirus crisis.Hezki Baruch, 9/8/2020, 3:06 AM
'Coronavirus disease isn't dangerous to children at all'

'Coronavirus disease isn't dangerous to children at all'

Prof. Lass opens program with beginning school year under COVID-19 specter: 'In today's situation, facts don't matter; anxiety's growing.'Mordechai Sones, 9/3/2020, 2:48 PM
'About 40% of COVID-19 deaths below average age in Israel'

'About 40% of COVID-19 deaths below average age in Israel'

Official data: Out of 936 dead, 65 were under 60, and 236 were aged 80-70; 'youngest to die in Israel of coronavirus was 19 years old.'Mordechai Sones, 9/3/2020, 1:43 PM
Health Ministry sued in Freedom of Information Act COVID-19 request

Health Ministry sued in Freedom of Information Act COVID-19 request

Doctors, journalists, hundreds of citizens hire attorney after Health Ministry repeatedly ignores queries on mortality, testing, treatment.Mordechai Sones, 9/3/2020, 11:46 AM
List of 'green countries' expanded

List of 'green countries' expanded

Australia, UAE, Ireland, Thailand and other countries added to list of countries from which returnees will not be required isolation.Orli Harari, 8/31/2020, 12:12 AM
Health Ministry to provide funding for early childhood centers

Health Ministry to provide funding for early childhood centers

Health Ministry, local authorities, sign agreement preventing closure of early childhood centers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2020, 6:18 PM
Health Ministry: 53 coronavirus deaths weren't recorded

Health Ministry: 53 coronavirus deaths weren't recorded

Health Min. Yuli Edelstein orders investigation after 53 coronavirus deaths found not to be counted in coronavirus statistics.Orly Harari, 8/19/2020, 2:54 PM
Health Ministry opposes shortening quarantine period for exposed who are asymptomatic

Health Ministry opposes shortening quarantine period for exposed who are asymptomatic

'Not enough information to decide what percentage will develop symptoms after quarantine,' National Knowledge & Information Center says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/17/2020, 1:57 PM
Professor Yoram Lass to Arutz Sheva: 'Pandemic psychosis'

Professor Yoram Lass to Arutz Sheva: 'Pandemic psychosis'

Former HM Director: 'Pandemic psychosis virus is new means of communication; social networks never existed in previous viral pandemics.'Mordechai Sones, 8/13/2020, 12:34 PM
Arutz Sheva clarifies Health Ministry COVID-19 policy

Arutz Sheva clarifies Health Ministry COVID-19 policy

Health Ministry: 'Any COVID-19 positive patient who has died during his hospitalization will likely be reported as COVID-19 death.'Mordechai Sones, 8/11/2020, 4:27 PM
Health Ministry says ten died from coronavirus in one day

Health Ministry says ten died from coronavirus in one day

Health Ministry reports increase in number of deaths reaching 612.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2020, 9:19 PM
Health Ministry returning to strict testing policy

Health Ministry returning to strict testing policy

Ministry of Health will perform a coronavirus test for anyone who comes in contact with a verified patient.Ben Ariel, 8/4/2020, 1:11 AM
Weekend lockdown to continue

Weekend lockdown to continue

Ministry of Health supports abolition of partial lockdown on weekends. Discussion on the issue will be held next week.Hezki Baruch, 7/31/2020, 12:12 AM
18 children per class, combined with remote learning

18 children per class, combined with remote learning

Health Ministry presents plan for returning to school, with no restrictions up to age 6; grades 1-12 to be taught in groups up to 18.Mordechai Sones, 7/23/2020, 8:11 AM
2,000 new cases of coronavirus in one day

2,000 new cases of coronavirus in one day

Ministry of Health says the total number of active cases is 32,345, of which 237 are in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2020, 2:14 AM
Number of coronavirus deaths rises to 424

Number of coronavirus deaths rises to 424

Two die after contracting coronavirus since noon. Since midnight, 1,203 test positive in Israel.Mordechai Sones, 7/21/2020, 8:25 PM
Ministers decide: Significant addition to health system manpower

Ministers decide: Significant addition to health system manpower

Health and Finance Ministers agree on reinforcement of 2,000 nurses, 400 doctors, manpower, and additional procurement for health system.Mordechai Sones, 7/20/2020, 9:00 PM
Israeli doctors slam Health Ministry's calls for tighter restrictions

Israeli doctors slam Health Ministry's calls for tighter restrictions

'Protect the old, let the young go out.' 130 Israeli doctors sign onto letter accusing Health Ministry of causing 'economic disaster'.David Rosenberg, 7/19/2020, 7:53 PM
Coronavirus hits 8200 Intelligence Unit

Coronavirus hits 8200 Intelligence Unit

More than a hundred unit soldiers rest positive, number in isolation steadily rising. Health Ministry: We're approaching need for closure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 10:59 PM
In July, 3,495 coronavirus cases diagnosed thanks to Shabak tracking

In July, 3,495 coronavirus cases diagnosed thanks to Shabak tracking

Meeting to discuss Shabak (ISA) tracking methods, Health Ministry management of coronavirus quarantines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 12:37 PM
Rise in number of coronavirus fatalities and those in serious condition

Rise in number of coronavirus fatalities and those in serious condition

1,151 test coronavirus positive in past day. Death toll reported at 362, number of critically ill stands at 151.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2020, 10:12 PM
Health Ministry to reduce number of coronavirus tests per day?

Health Ministry to reduce number of coronavirus tests per day?

Health funds protest high volume of coronavirus tests, as Health Ministry weighs options to reduce eligibility for testing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2020, 1:20 PM
748 test positive, 5 reported dead

748 test positive, 5 reported dead

Official coronavirus numbers continue to rise in terms of number of patients in serious condition with death toll officially at 342.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2020, 7:45 PM
Company recalls oil mislabeled as canola oil

Company recalls oil mislabeled as canola oil

Israeli company announces labeling mistake, requests concerned customers return products in exchange for refund.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2020, 12:36 PM
Judge tests positive for coronavirus

Judge tests positive for coronavirus

Those who were present in Judge Dan Saadon's courtroom from Sunday, June 21 onwards, should contact Health Ministry for instructions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2020, 9:07 PM
Health Ministry to recommend lockdown on dozens of communities

Health Ministry to recommend lockdown on dozens of communities

Dimona, Kiryat Gat among cities the Health Ministry is seeking a lockdown for due to spike in coronavirus cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2020, 8:50 PM
State Comptroller report: Largest number of complaints pertain to Transportation Ministry

State Comptroller report: Largest number of complaints pertain to Transportation Ministry

Annual State Comptroller report shows Israelis complain most often about Transportation Ministry, Health Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2020, 2:43 PM
Reform for early childhood intervention centers delayed until September

Reform for early childhood intervention centers delayed until September

Controversial reform for early intervention services delayed until September, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2020, 9:40 AM
'Hundreds will die if our guidelines aren't followed'

'Hundreds will die if our guidelines aren't followed'

Director General of the Ministry of Health: Lockdown is unnecessary, we need to minimize infection during large gatherings.Ben Ariel, 6/30/2020, 6:22 AM
432 new coronavirus cases reported

432 new coronavirus cases reported

Health Ministry reports number of positive tests continues to rise and stands at 6,768.Mordechai Sones, 6/29/2020, 8:49 PM
Early intervention reform goes into effect on Wednesday

Early intervention reform goes into effect on Wednesday

Reform for provision of child development services to go into effect this week, as Health Minister set to decide on funding for centers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2020, 9:20 AM
Companies in Israel and UAE to fight coronavirus

Companies in Israel and UAE to fight coronavirus

Companies in the United Arab Emirates and Israel to join forces to research and develop technology to fight COVID-19.Elad Benari, 6/26/2020, 1:03 AM
532 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

532 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Health Ministry reports that the number of coronavirus cases is greater than 460 for just the second time since April 9.Elad Benari, 6/25/2020, 6:37 AM
Health Ministry making preparations to cope with a thousand new coronavirus cases per day

Health Ministry making preparations to cope with a thousand new coronavirus cases per day

"Now we have to learn how to live with the coronavirus," says Professor Sigal Sadetzsky.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2020, 10:09 PM
Report: New medications may not be added to 'basket' of subsidized medications until March

Report: New medications may not be added to 'basket' of subsidized medications until March

Will the Health Ministry approve delaying decisions on the addition of new medications to the subsidized 'basket' - due to coronavirus?Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2020, 11:13 AM
Prof. Sigal Sadetski: 'I'm sorry to say, the virus is back'

Prof. Sigal Sadetski: 'I'm sorry to say, the virus is back'

'Thirty children in a classroom does not fit with coronavirus guidelines,' Public Health Services director Prof. Sigal Sadetski says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2020, 4:41 PM
Health Ministry suggests removing butter from list of price-controlled foods

Health Ministry suggests removing butter from list of price-controlled foods

Health Ministry recommends changing list of price-controlled foods, while other ministries oppose the move.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2020, 1:14 PM
Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health: I apologize, I was misled

Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health: I apologize, I was misled

Health Ministry's Deputy Director General, Itamar Grotto, apologizes after granting exemption from isolation to billionaire Teddy Sagi.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 6/12/2020, 9:04 PM
Health Ministry Director General seeks clarifications from deputy

Health Ministry Director General seeks clarifications from deputy

Moshe Bar Siman Tov demands clarifications on report that his deputy permitted billionaire Teddy Sagi to enter Israel without isolation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2020, 1:59 AM
Health Ministry official: Israel is on the verge of another outbreak

Health Ministry official: Israel is on the verge of another outbreak

Health Ministry official says that the new cases of COVID-19 across the country are a cause for great concern.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2020, 1:58 AM
Netanyahu decides: Schools to remain open

Netanyahu decides: Schools to remain open

At end of discussion, Netanyahu decides schools will not close. However, there will be another discussion on matter tomorrow.Mordechai Sones, 6/2/2020, 9:09 PM
Health Ministry: Unusual increase in coronavirus infection rate

Health Ministry: Unusual increase in coronavirus infection rate

Health Ministry urges the public not to be complacent and strictly adhere to the guidelines.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/28/2020, 9:55 PM