Health Ministry worried over possible Shavuot coronavirus outbreak

Ministry officials concerned over 1-day doubling in number of new coronavirus infections, public behavior over extended holiday weekend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2020, 11:01 PM

Edelstein nominates Hezi Levy nominated for Health Ministry director

Health Minister taps Barzilai University Medical Center director Prof. Hezi Levy to replace Moshe Bar Siman Tov as Health Ministry director.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2020, 10:49 PM

Health Ministry Director Moshe bar Siman Tov resigns from position

Health Ministry Director to end role: 'I'm proud of my years as Director and especially in dealing with coronavirus crisis.'Mordechai Sones, 5/12/2020, 4:36 PM

Lag Ba'Omer festivities in Meron commence

Lag Ba'omer events take place this year subject to Health Ministry directives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2020, 6:20 PM

Coronavirus in Israel: 16,436 cases, 11,229 recoveries

The death toll in Israel from COVID-19 stands at 245. Of the active cases, 78 are in serious condition.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/8/2020, 8:42 PM

Thinking out of the box - Naftali Bennett for Health Minister

Success requires a leader to think out of the box, pick the best man for the job, and not be influenced by personal issues. Opinion.Dr. Aaron Lerner, 5/8/2020, 3:06 PM

Guidelines for a safe reunion with your grandparents, courtesy of the Health Ministry

Prof. Itamar Grotto, deputy Director-General of the Health Ministry, gives his recommendations for keeping families safe.Professor Itamar Grotto, 5/8/2020, 1:06 PM

'All the models showed tens of thousands of deaths' says Moshe Bar Siman Tov

'Our main concern was that people wouldn't adhere to the guidelines,' says Health Ministry Director-General Bar Siman Tov.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/8/2020, 12:00 PM

Health Ministry fears second coronavirus wave

Ministry warns about possible repercussions from relaxing of coronavirus restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2020, 11:01 PM

Health Ministry comes out against disposable gloves

Disposable gloves may spread disease, not prevent it, Health Ministry letter says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2020, 5:49 PM

Netanyahu demands Communications, Sports Ministry in exchange for Health Ministry

Netanyahu reportedly demanding Communications or Culture and Sports Ministry from Blue and White in exchange for Health Ministry.Elad Benari, 5/6/2020, 6:42 AM

Harsh criticism of Health Ministry

Other ministers slam Health Ministry for calling for coronavirus restrictions not to be lifted so quickly. 'The economy is dying.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2020, 3:53 PM

Coronavirus restrictions to be eased soon?

Health Ministry considering reducing restrictions, allowing gatherings of 10 people beginning next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2020, 1:56 PM

Gantz seeking to appoint professional as Health Minister

Blue and White chairman reportedly seeking to appoint a non-politician as Health Minister, but not agreement on that yet.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/2/2020, 1:43 AM

Coronavirus in Israel: 225 dead, 16,101 cases

103 cases are in serious condition and 83 are on respirators.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/1/2020, 8:55 PM

Health Ministry: Don't open kindergartens

Govt. expected to approve reopening of elementary schools for this Sunday. Health Ministry says younger children have higher infection rate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 7:29 PM

'Children's role in spreading contagion is zero'

Former Health Ministry Director supports decision to open schools, but points out another week might be worth wait.Mordechai Sones, 4/30/2020, 10:19 AM

Strict Lag B'Omer restrictions

By Health Ministry and NSC recommendation, bonfires across country, except for three major centers, is banned.Mordechai Sones, 4/30/2020, 9:11 AM

Coronavirus death toll rises to 215

Ministry of Health updates that the number of recoveries from the virus continues to be higher than the number of cases.Elad Benari, 4/29/2020, 11:17 PM

Education Ministry announces back-to-school plan

Education Ministry publishes outline for 1st-3rd graders and preschoolers; return scheduled for this Sunday.Mordechai Sones, 4/28/2020, 9:18 PM

Litzman: Coronavirus situation has improved, now is the time to leave

Health Minister explains why he decided to step down now and move to the Housing Ministry.Ben Ariel, 4/27/2020, 6:22 AM

Cabinet to discuss additional relief for businesses

Cabinet to discuss opening more businesses amid concerns in the Health Ministry of another round of coronavirus infection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2020, 4:44 AM

'There is reason for optimism, we will proceed with caution'

Head of Health Ministry's epidemic unit: Regular routine will resume in a few months, but we will still have to watch our hygiene.Nitsan Keidar, 4/20/2020, 6:19 AM

Likud MK violated the Ministry of Health's guidelines

MK Nir Barkat called on the public to celebrate Passover alone at home as he hosted his daughter throughout the holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2020, 6:50 AM

'They're sullying Kfar Chabad's name - it's not a coronavirus hotspot'

Kfar Chabad Committee demands Health Min. change how 'Kfar Chabad' cases are presented. 'No longer any infection, drop in number of cases'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2020, 8:41 AM

Government to vote on strict lockdown on last day of Passover & Mimouna

On Monday afternoon, the cabinet will vote on the strict lockdown demanded by the Health Ministry.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/13/2020, 2:53 PM

Health Ministry: Too early to discuss reopening schools

PM to decide on 'exit strategy' from coronavirus crisis and restrictions after Passover holiday,Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2020, 9:03 PM

When will the restrictions be lifted? Top health official explains

Ministry of Health Director General explains the conditions which will have to be met in order for the coronavirus restrictions to be eased.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2020, 5:41 AM

Crisis management needs advance planning, says former chief medical officer

Former chief medical officer praises Health Ministry but says it's time they stepped aside.Shimon Cohen, 4/6/2020, 11:28 AM

Health Ministry official: Complete lockdown on first night of Passover

'Tough enforcement so each person sits down to the traditional seder meal only with his own family,' Prof. Itamar Grotto says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2020, 8:10 AM

Health Ministry Director Moshe Bar Simantov enters isolation in dedicated facility

'We prepared for such possibility and were ready accordingly; I'll continue to work with my digital management team,' noted Bar Simantov.Mordechai Sones, 4/2/2020, 9:53 AM

Italy directs request to Israel's Health Ministry

Health Ministry in Italy asks to use Israeli Health Ministry's publicity video describing coronavirus infection chain.Mordechai Sones, 3/31/2020, 6:26 PM

'If people take to the streets to prepare for Passover, we will get to a bad place'

Director General of the Ministry of Health warns of an increase in numbers of coronavirus cases as Israelis prepare for Passover.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2020, 6:43 AM

These are the new restrictions to take effect on Wednesday evening

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 coronavirus cases

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

Professor Barbash: 'We're making decisions without knowing the full picture'

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 Chabad headquarters 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 of patients 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

Officials: 'No way to avoid necessity of mass enforced quarantine'

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, Ichilov doctor test 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 coronavirus prevention guidelines halakhically binding'

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 due to fear of COVID-19 exposure

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

Health Ministry budget cuts lead to reduction in subsidized dental treatments for children

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

Interior Min.: Land and sea crossings close to recent visitors to 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

Health Ministry: 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