Coronavirus

Government approves: Schools will fully reopen on Sunday

Government approves: Schools will fully reopen on Sunday

If student tests positive for the virus, all the students in his class and the teachers will be tested before returning to school.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Schools to reopen fully without learning capsules under new plan

Schools to reopen fully without learning capsules under new plan

Health Ministry pushing plan to permit full in-person studies for entire education system, without separate learning 'capsules'.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 9:38 PM
Nearly 6,300 dead of coronavirus

Nearly 6,300 dead of coronavirus

Over 250 coronavirus patients in serious condition as number of dead reaches nearly 6,300.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 10:54 AM
German far-right party to campaign for end to COVID restrictions

German far-right party to campaign for end to COVID restrictions

Germany's AfD party has a history of controversial statements, particularly surrounding the Holocaust.Ben Ariel, Yesterday, 6:35 AM
Iran goes into new lockdown amid fourth COVID-19 wave

Iran goes into new lockdown amid fourth COVID-19 wave

Most shops closed and offices restricted to one-third capacity in cities declared as “red-zones.”Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 6:47 AM
Health Ministry: 4,004 confirmed active coronavirus cases nationwide

Health Ministry: 4,004 confirmed active coronavirus cases nationwide

Health Min. data shows 0.6% of coronavirus tests are positive, 221 new cases diagnosed.Arutz Sheva Staff, Saturday, 9:47 PM
New study shows Pfizer coronavirus vaccine effective against South African variant

New study shows Pfizer coronavirus vaccine effective against South African variant

Study from TA University, Clalit Research Institute, shows Pfizer vaccine protects, but less, against South African coronavirus strain.Arutz Sheva Staff, Saturday, 9:20 PM
EU reviews Johnson & Johnson vaccine after blood clots

EU reviews Johnson & Johnson vaccine after blood clots

Europe's drug regulator reviewing rare blood clots in four people in the US who received Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.Elad Benari, Canada, Saturday, 12:08 AM
Pfizer said to have warned Israel: Pay up or no vaccines

Pfizer said to have warned Israel: Pay up or no vaccines

TV report says Pfizer has suspended delivery of 700,000 vaccines to Israel due to Israel's delayed payment.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, Friday, 11:21 PM
Pfizer seeks FDA approval to vaccinate adolescents

Pfizer seeks FDA approval to vaccinate adolescents

Pfizer asks Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 15.Elad Benari, Canada, Friday, 8:57 PM
Just 209 new cases of COVID diagnosed

Just 209 new cases of COVID diagnosed

Number of seriously ill coronavirus patients falls to 276, out of a total of 429 hospitalizations. Just 0.5% of tests returning positive.Arutz Sheva Staff, Friday, 10:43 AM
Coronavirus Czar: If all goes well we can reopen in a month

Coronavirus Czar: If all goes well we can reopen in a month

Prof. Nachman Ash says Health Ministry delaying reopening education system as a precaution to prevent an outbreak in schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 10:04 PM
NY Holocaust memorial to pay tribute to Holocaust survivors who were COVID-19 victims

NY Holocaust memorial to pay tribute to Holocaust survivors who were COVID-19 victims

Living memorial to Holocaust marks Yom Hashoah by remembering survivors who lost their lives from 2020 to the present.Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 3:07 PM
Canines vs. coronavirus

Canines vs. coronavirus

The Miami Heat has started using dogs to check for COVID-19 carriers at its games. Could Israel use them to help reopen the skies?Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 11:50 PM
EU medical watchdog concludes that AstraZeneca vaccine causes blood clots

EU medical watchdog concludes that AstraZeneca vaccine causes blood clots

UK stops providing AstraZeneca vaccine to people under 30 after EMA says vaccine has rare blood clot side effect.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 6:18 PM
Muslim Arab nurse who warmed millions of hearts to light Independence Day torch

Muslim Arab nurse who warmed millions of hearts to light Independence Day torch

Maheer Ibrahim, Muslim nurse who said 'Shema' with coronavirus patient, offered honor of lighting Independence Day torch.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 3:53 PM
COVID infection rate falls to lowest level since May 2020

COVID infection rate falls to lowest level since May 2020

0.5% of COVID tests are positive, as the number of coronavirus patients continues to fall, including 309 in serious condition.David Rosenberg, Wednesday, 1:43 PM
Health Ministry okays COVID-19 vaccine for teens with medical conditions

Health Ministry okays COVID-19 vaccine for teens with medical conditions

Health Ministry approves provision of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those ages 12-15 who have pre-existing conditions.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 1:24 PM
Trial of AstraZeneca vaccine on children paused

Trial of AstraZeneca vaccine on children paused

Oxford University announces trial of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on children has been paused amid fears of link to blood clots.Elad Benari, Wednesday, 4:38 AM
US President Biden to announce move of vaccine eligibility for adults to April 19

US President Biden to announce move of vaccine eligibility for adults to April 19

Biden set to move up vaccine eligibility date for US adults by 2 weeks.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 10:56 PM
Health Ministry: The epidemic is fading away

Health Ministry: The epidemic is fading away

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis says Health Ministry is considering removing requirement to wear masks outdoors in response to lower morbidity.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 5:57 PM
Israel to grant entry to non-citizens with relatives in Israel

Israel to grant entry to non-citizens with relatives in Israel

Former MK Dov Lipman lauds new policy permitting relatives of immigrants to enter Israel, after year of restrictions on tourists.David Rosenberg, Tuesday, 3:18 PM
Percent of positive coronavirus tests rises to 0.7%

Percent of positive coronavirus tests rises to 0.7%

Death toll from coronavirus rises to over 6,250, as percent of positive tests rises to 0.7%.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 3:08 PM
Schools to be open as usual - within the month

Schools to be open as usual - within the month

Final stages in reopening schools will be completed within a month, so long as infection rates do not rise again.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 2:53 PM
Israel to drop outdoor mask mandate next week?

Israel to drop outdoor mask mandate next week?

Senior Health Ministry official says Israel will likely end requirement to wear masks outdoors - but indoor mandate could remain.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 1:54 PM
Quidel partners with San Diego Padres organization for COVID-19 testing

Quidel partners with San Diego Padres organization for COVID-19 testing

Frequent COVID-19 testing program keeps Padres front office team and Petco Park staff feeling “safe at home”Arutz Sheva Staff , Tuesday, 12:26 PM
Iranian Health Minister warns of new wave of COVID-19

Iranian Health Minister warns of new wave of COVID-19

Iranian Health Minister: We are currently in a very difficult and tough situation.Elad Benari, Tuesday, 6:34 AM
Pfizer working on new deal to supply vaccines to Israel

Pfizer working on new deal to supply vaccines to Israel

Pfizer says it is working on a new deal to supply COVID-19 vaccines to Israel after initial supply agreement has ended.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 5:36 AM
North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19

North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19

North Korea says it will skip s Olympic Games to "protect players from COVID-19".Elad Benari, Tuesday, 5:05 AM
Will COVID cause cancellation of rescheduled Tokyo Olympics?

Will COVID cause cancellation of rescheduled Tokyo Olympics?

Tokyo Summer Games, rescheduled from last March, may go ahead with restrictions in place. However, some are pushing for their cancellation.Dan Verbin, Tuesday, 2:07 AM
Expert: UK variant should be thought of as a new virus

Expert: UK variant should be thought of as a new virus

Dean of National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine says UK mutation affects young people more than original strain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 10:30 PM
'Double-mutant' COVID strain discovered in California

'Double-mutant' COVID strain discovered in California

New coronavirus strain with multiple mutations feared to be more infectious than regular strain.Gary Willig, 4/5/2021, 6:29 PM
Coronavirus infection coefficient rises to 0.71

Coronavirus infection coefficient rises to 0.71

Less than 20 coronavirus patients quarantined in hotels, just under 200 in critical condition, Health Ministry data shows.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 4:10 PM
Report: Israel hasn't paid for 1.5 million coronavirus vaccines

Report: Israel hasn't paid for 1.5 million coronavirus vaccines

Pfizer fumes at Israel for delaying payment for previous vaccine shipment, halts shipments until issue is resolved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 12:43 PM
Dozens infected with coronavirus at Bedouin Arab wedding

Dozens infected with coronavirus at Bedouin Arab wedding

At least sixty-five infected with coronavirus after attending Bedouin wedding in southern Israel, over 100 still waiting for test results.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 12:12 PM
COVID Czar: Things are looking good, but masks are still a must

COVID Czar: Things are looking good, but masks are still a must

Israel's coronavirus project chief upbeat about COVID statistics, but says mask mandate still needed outdoors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 10:20 AM
IDF to drop mask mandate for combat soldiers, trainees

IDF to drop mask mandate for combat soldiers, trainees

Israeli soldiers operating or training in open areas to be exempted from COVID mask mandate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2021, 5:32 PM
COVID returning to US? CDC Head says she's scared

COVID returning to US? CDC Head says she's scared

While about 2.9 million Americans are getting vaccinated daily, the national infection rate has reached numbers unseen since February.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2021, 12:20 PM
Australia investigating vaccine after man develops blood clots 10 days after vaccination

Australia investigating vaccine after man develops blood clots 10 days after vaccination

Australian authorities looking into AstraZeneca vaccine after Melbourne man develops blood clots days after receiving the shot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2021, 7:31 AM
Health Ministry: Over 400 new coronavirus cases diagnosed

Health Ministry: Over 400 new coronavirus cases diagnosed

Health Ministry reports 17 coronavirus deaths between Friday and Saturday, percent of positive coronavirus tests is 1.3%.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2021, 12:12 AM
Netherlands suspends AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

Netherlands suspends AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

Decision follows the death of a woman who had received a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/3/2021, 1:05 AM
CDC: Fully vaccinated people can safely travel

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can safely travel

CDC says people should still wear a mask while they travel and get tested three to five days after international travel.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/2/2021, 11:54 PM
Sharp rise in number of Israelis waiting for lung transplants

Sharp rise in number of Israelis waiting for lung transplants

List of 120 Israelis waiting for lung transplants grows by at least 15 people who 'recovered' from coronavirus and are on ECMO, ventilators.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2021, 11:16 AM
Health Ministry: 1% of coronavirus tests come back positive

Health Ministry: 1% of coronavirus tests come back positive

New data shows 368 coronavirus patients in serious condition, number of deaths rises to 6,220.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2021, 10:27 AM
Britain identifies 30 cases of blood clots after AstraZeneca vaccine

Britain identifies 30 cases of blood clots after AstraZeneca vaccine

British regulators say benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine still outweigh the risk.Ben Ariel, 4/2/2021, 6:22 AM
'We're not quite ready to cancel the mask requirement'

'We're not quite ready to cancel the mask requirement'

Director general of the Ministry of Health: We're not beyond the coronavirus pandemic yet. We still need to be careful.Ben Ariel, 4/2/2021, 3:59 AM
Ontario gov to enter 4-week “emergency brake” lockdown

Ontario gov to enter 4-week “emergency brake” lockdown

The government of Ontario, Canada’s largest province, is implementing an “emergency brake” lockdown for the next four weeks.Dan Verbin, 4/1/2021, 7:46 PM
Pfizer: Vaccine 91% effective even after six months

Pfizer: Vaccine 91% effective even after six months

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 91% effective, has no serious safety concerns, even six months after second dose, new findings show.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2021, 2:40 PM
No big deal? Hundreds of local COVID-19 mutations recorded in Israel

No big deal? Hundreds of local COVID-19 mutations recorded in Israel

While hundreds of homegrown strains of Corona have been reported, health experts have mostly dismissed the new threat.ILTV, 4/1/2021, 1:22 PM
Biden's top aides: China misled the world on COVID

Biden's top aides: China misled the world on COVID

Biden admin. officials slam China’s lack of transparency, information sharing, and failure to provide access for American scientists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2021, 12:06 PM
Health Ministry: 489 new coronavirus cases diagnosed

Health Ministry: 489 new coronavirus cases diagnosed

Infection coefficient rises for the second time - but remains far below the 1.0 threshold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2021, 11:05 AM
Professor Nachman Ash: 'No value in masks when alone outside'

Professor Nachman Ash: 'No value in masks when alone outside'

Coronavirus czar says he hopes to vaccinate teens 'within the next month or two.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2021, 10:28 AM
Mix-up causes 15 million J&J vaccines to be thrown away

Mix-up causes 15 million J&J vaccines to be thrown away

Dosage mix-up at Baltimore production facility ruins about 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine delays shipments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2021, 4:33 AM
Pfizer: COVID vaccine is '100% effective' for 12-15 year-olds

Pfizer: COVID vaccine is '100% effective' for 12-15 year-olds

Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and BioNTech say phase 3 trials show COVID vaccine to be '100% effective' against coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2021, 2:14 PM
Biden signs Paycheck Protection Program Extension - 'Businesses bypassed by last admin'

Biden signs Paycheck Protection Program Extension - 'Businesses bypassed by last admin'

Pres. Biden signed the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act for 2021 he hopes will help small businesses recover from economic crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2021, 11:36 AM
Just 442 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed

Just 442 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed

Fewer than 400 seriously ill COVID patients in Israel, out of 7,844 total known active cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2021, 11:25 AM
Study: Antibody levels drop 2 months after COVID vaccine

Study: Antibody levels drop 2 months after COVID vaccine

'Antibodies aren't everything,' says outgoing COVID operations chief. 'We might still have full protection even after antibodies decline.'David Rosenberg, 3/31/2021, 10:50 AM