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China rejects WHO plan for a study of COVID-19 origin

China rejects WHO plan for a study of COVID-19 origin

China rejects World Health Organization's plan for a second phase of investigation into the origin of the coronavirus.Ben Ariel, 23/07/2021 05:04
Meet the guys who find COVID in sewage

Meet the guys who find COVID in sewage

The Health Ministry’s national lab for environmental virology tests sewage across Israel to pinpoint high risk coronavirus infection areas.Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein, 23/07/2021 03:04
Malfunction at airport causes passengers to be diagnosed as positive

Malfunction at airport causes passengers to be diagnosed as positive

Infection in testing machine cause incorrect results in COVID-19 tests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 23:56
Health Min: Vaccine much less effective against Delta variant

Health Min: Vaccine much less effective against Delta variant

Study finds Pfizer vaccine drops to 39% effectiveness against infection, but remains above 90% effective at preventing serious illness.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 22:27
Bennett: 'Vaccine refusers endanger us all'

Bennett: 'Vaccine refusers endanger us all'

Prime Ministers calls on the unvaccinated to get the COVID jab. 'Vaccine refusers are endangering other people's health and our freedom.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 20:20
Israel reimposes Green Pass restrictions

Israel reimposes Green Pass restrictions

Coronavirus Cabinet reimposes 'green pass' limits, limiting entry to gyms, synagogues, restaurants, events, to the vaccinated, recovered.David Rosenberg, 22/07/2021 17:08
Will students be able to travel to Israel easily?

Will students be able to travel to Israel easily?

Amudim CEO: Thanks to concerted efforts, a new system will allow thousands of students to travel to Israel seamlessly and swiftlyArutz Sheva, 22/07/2021 16:41
Male COVID-19 carrier dresses in niqab to evade detection

Male COVID-19 carrier dresses in niqab to evade detection

Indonesian man disguises himself as his wife in order to board domestic flight, but makes one error...Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 13:41
Tourism Minister slams incoming travel restrictions

Tourism Minister slams incoming travel restrictions

Tourism Min. Yoel Razvozov claims restrictions on incoming travel 'out of proportion,' imported cases are a 'drop in the sea.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 12:59
Fourth day in a row: Number of new coronavirus cases above 1,300

Fourth day in a row: Number of new coronavirus cases above 1,300

Nearly 10,000 active coronavirus cases around Israel as number of patients in critical condition rises to 19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 10:25
Israeli doctors to government: Integrate different opinions into COVID decision-making

Israeli doctors to government: Integrate different opinions into COVID decision-making

Dozens of Israeli doctors call on gov't to integrate professionals with different opinions into the COVID decision-making echelon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 22:38
Netanyahu: Get the 3rd vaccine dose right now

Netanyahu: Get the 3rd vaccine dose right now

Opposition leader says after talking with Pfizer CEO and other experts that the over-50 population must receive a 3rd vaccine shot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 20:20
1,400 new coronavirus cases in a single day

1,400 new coronavirus cases in a single day

Number of active coronavirus cases reaches nearly 9,000, 140 patients hospitalized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 14:40
Health funds demand unvaccinated pay for coronavirus tests

Health funds demand unvaccinated pay for coronavirus tests

CEOs of Israel's health funds demand those who choose not to vaccinate shoulder the financial burden of their own coronavirus tests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 11:54
Health Ministry to push for return of Green Passport system

Health Ministry to push for return of Green Passport system

'Fatal blow for tourism industry.' Businesses worried as Health Ministry poised to back full green pass system, quarantine for all travelersDavid Rosenberg, 21/07/2021 10:23
New COVID restrictions on mass gatherings go into effect

New COVID restrictions on mass gatherings go into effect

New guidelines for large events go into effect, as government promises to fine violators.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 08:58
Israel warns of 'dire' consequences of ignoring COVID guidelines

Israel warns of 'dire' consequences of ignoring COVID guidelines

Bennett warned of increased risks of the new, 'more deadly' Delta variant, as well as greater fines for disregarding health guidelines.ILTV, 21/07/2021 07:53
Harry Rosenfeld, key editor in exposing Watergate, dies at 91

Harry Rosenfeld, key editor in exposing Watergate, dies at 91

Harry Rosenfeld, refugee from Nazi Germany who became the Washington Post editor who helped 2 reporters expose Watergate scandal, dead at 91Ron Kampeas, 21/07/2021 07:08
Religious Affairs Min.: 'A single law for theaters and synagogues'

Religious Affairs Min.: 'A single law for theaters and synagogues'

Religious Affairs Ministry formulating plan for synagogues during holiday season, promises single standard for all venues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2021 13:01
Health Ministry: Nearly 8,000 active coronavirus cases nationwide

Health Ministry: Nearly 8,000 active coronavirus cases nationwide

Number of coronavirus deaths rises to 6,451, with another 62 patients in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2021 11:33
Prof. Nachman Ash: '1,400 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed yesterday'

Prof. Nachman Ash: '1,400 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed yesterday'

'Challenge at airport is to reduce infections, while at the same time we want to allow exit from Israel,' Health Min. Director General says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2021 10:56
Education and Health Ministries discussing plan to return to school

Education and Health Ministries discussing plan to return to school

Children will study without capsules, those who test positive verified will be sent for isolation.Ben Ariel, 20/07/2021 05:21
Nearly 7,000 active coronavirus cases across Israel

Nearly 7,000 active coronavirus cases across Israel

Number of new cases above 800, 66 coronavirus patients in serious condition, Health Ministry data shows.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 13:26
Health Minister: No plans to close the airport now

Health Minister: No plans to close the airport now

'Entry and exit from Israel will be under close supervision, but we won't close the airport,' Health Min. Horowitz says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 12:32
New plan for opening school year: Weekly coronavirus tests

New plan for opening school year: Weekly coronavirus tests

Center for Local Authorities presents new plan for school year without zigzags or capsules.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 11:15
PM Bennett: 'Whoever violates coronavirus laws will pay'

PM Bennett: 'Whoever violates coronavirus laws will pay'

PM Naftali Bennett emphasizes: 'Coronavirus laws are obligatory, not recommendations. Whoever violates them will pay.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 10:27
Breslov yeshivas to fly to Uman one month early?

Breslov yeshivas to fly to Uman one month early?

Breslov hasidim aim to prevent coronavirus restrictions from disrupting annual pilgrimage to Uman - by sending yeshiva students early.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 09:18
Britain lifts pandemic restrictions on daily life

Britain lifts pandemic restrictions on daily life

Nightclubs now able to reopen and other indoor venues allowed to run at full capacity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 03:58
Will the airport close? Gov't denies, but will ban more countries

Will the airport close? Gov't denies, but will ban more countries

3 families who recently returned from abroad sparked almost 600 COVID cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 22:39
'No justification' for Israel to restore green pass requirement

'No justification' for Israel to restore green pass requirement

President of Jerusalem hospital warns against reimposing 'green badge' system to require vaccinations for entry into public areas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 22:14
Prof. Ash: 'This is not the time to travel abroad'

Prof. Ash: 'This is not the time to travel abroad'

Health Ministry director-general admits vaccines declining in efficacy: "We have yet to understand why."Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 20:02
UK's PM Boris Johnson enters quarantine after COVID contact

UK's PM Boris Johnson enters quarantine after COVID contact

News comes as UK is set to lift almost all COVID restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 18:33
Spread of Delta variant is 'unstoppable' says Hebrew U professor

Spread of Delta variant is 'unstoppable' says Hebrew U professor

Prof. Gazit blames airport arrivals for new wave, says regulations & vaccines aren't helping enough.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 18:14
Bennett demands indictments against COVID regulation violators

Bennett demands indictments against COVID regulation violators

Prime Minister meets with Health, Internal Security Ministers to discuss efforts to increase enforcement of COVID restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 13:28
Over 1,000 people infected with coronavirus at Netherlands festival

Over 1,000 people infected with coronavirus at Netherlands festival

'Staggering' infection rate at Utrecht festival highlights Dutch government's failings in pandemic management.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/07/2021 23:30
Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz: 'Enough playing pretend'

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz: 'Enough playing pretend'

Health Min. Horowitz condemns criticism of Dr. Alroy-Preis as 'out of place,' says he backs Ministry professionals 'completely and totally.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/07/2021 22:25
Over 1000 new coronavirus cases in a single day

Over 1000 new coronavirus cases in a single day

In a worrying trend of increasing morbidity, Israel once again saw more than 1,000 new positive tests over the last 24 hours.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/07/2021 21:07
Top health official: There are no plans for a holiday lockdown

Top health official: There are no plans for a holiday lockdown

Head of Public Health Services denies that health officials are pushing for holiday lockdown: We have to live with the virus.Elad Benari, Canada, 17/07/2021 00:41
COVID-19 in Israel: 671 new cases, 1.4% positivity rate

COVID-19 in Israel: 671 new cases, 1.4% positivity rate

Ministry of Health says 104 COVID-19 carriers are hospitalized, but there is a decrease in the number of patients in serious condition.Elad Benari, Canada, 16/07/2021 21:02
Soccer championships may have caused new wave

Soccer championships may have caused new wave

Dozens of Israelis travelled to Europe to watch the finals - and they may have brought the new wave of infections back with them.Arutz Sheva Staff , 16/07/2021 16:42
Netanyahu: We need two million vaccines now

Netanyahu: We need two million vaccines now

Opposition leader Netanyahu addresses the best plan of action to counter the rising number of COVID-19 cases.Arutz Sheva Staff , 16/07/2021 15:09
CDC study: More than 99% of COVID victims had preexisting conditions

CDC study: More than 99% of COVID victims had preexisting conditions

Fear and anxiety can be deadly when it comes to COVID, new study finds, showing top risk factors for dying of the coronavirus.David Rosenberg, 16/07/2021 14:03
'We're panicking too much over latest COVID outbreaks'

'We're panicking too much over latest COVID outbreaks'

Prof. Jonathan Halevy, president and former director of Shaare Zedek Hospital, says fears over latest COVID outbreaks are overblown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/07/2021 11:36
FDA could authorize vaccines for children in midwinter

FDA could authorize vaccines for children in midwinter

Emergency authorization for COVID-19 vaccines in children under 12 could come in early to midwinter, says FDA official.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/07/2021 04:29
Los Angeles County to reimpose mask mandate

Los Angeles County to reimpose mask mandate

Los Angeles County will require residents to wear masks in indoor public spaces following spike in cases of COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/07/2021 01:26
Health Ministry Director General: Holiday lockdown a possibility

Health Ministry Director General: Holiday lockdown a possibility

Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Nachman Ash, says a lockdown could be imposed during the high holidays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/07/2021 00:09
Government rolls out 'celebration permit'

Government rolls out 'celebration permit'

Prime Minister Bennett has created a 'celebration permit' for holding large events safely in spite of the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases.Arutz Sheva Staff , 15/07/2021 18:50
The new government site for requesting entry into Israel

The new government site for requesting entry into Israel

Israeli government announces new websites for requesting entry permits, replacing email requests to local consulates.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 16:07
Third day in a row, Israel sees over 700 new coronavirus cases

Third day in a row, Israel sees over 700 new coronavirus cases

Health Ministry reports 765 new coronavirus cases, 54 patients in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 13:24
Data shows coronavirus vaccine reduces number of serious cases

Data shows coronavirus vaccine reduces number of serious cases

Initial Health Ministry data shows percentage of serious cases reduced by nearly half.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 11:09
Israeli official: Holiday lockdown a possibility if Israelis don't follow guidelines

Israeli official: Holiday lockdown a possibility if Israelis don't follow guidelines

Official who took part in Coronavirus Cabinet meeting raised concerns about another possible lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 03:36
Health Ministry Director-General signs order shortening quarantine

Health Ministry Director-General signs order shortening quarantine

Prof. Nachman Ash signs amendment that will make it possible to shorten the isolation to seven days subject to two negative tests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 02:07
Bennett: We will try to defeat COVID without lockdowns

Bennett: We will try to defeat COVID without lockdowns

PM says spread of Delta variant can be defeated if the public takes responsibility and cooperates, including by getting vaccinated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2021 18:35
MK Malkieli: 'I smell a lockdown on haredi communities'

MK Malkieli: 'I smell a lockdown on haredi communities'

MK Malkieli notes number of coronavirus infections is rising, says lockdown will be on the table the moment the numbers rise among haredim.Michal Levi, 14/07/2021 18:16
U.S. suspects 'booster' shots for COVID-19 may increase side-affects

U.S. suspects 'booster' shots for COVID-19 may increase side-affects

The United States is reviewing the need for a third COVID-19 shot but health experts fear it may increase chances of severe side-affects.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2021 14:51
Passengers stuck aboard cruise ship due to COVID infection

Passengers stuck aboard cruise ship due to COVID infection

Nearly 3,000 passengers confined to their cabins after one of them tests positive for COVID.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2021 14:31
'Millions of kids at risk' as Delta variant spreads across the U.S.

'Millions of kids at risk' as Delta variant spreads across the U.S.

While Israel is handing out 3rd 'booster shots' of anti-Corona vaccine, half of America yet to receive their first dose.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2021 14:17