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Almost a year after FDA approval, anti-COVID drug finally available in Israel

Almost a year after FDA approval, anti-COVID drug finally available in Israel

Multiple studies show Regeneron significantly lowers COVID mortality. Health Ministry now making drug available to high-risk patients.Y Rabinovitz, 23/09/2021 14:43
Health Min: 8,691 new COVID cases diagnosed in last day

Health Min: 8,691 new COVID cases diagnosed in last day

172,530 COVID tests performed in last day. 710 patients in serious condition, death toll rises to 7,567.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/09/2021 22:53
Israel, European Union, agree to recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates

Israel, European Union, agree to recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates

New agreement will allow vaccinated Israelis to access European Green Pass, allowing access to restaurants, cultural centers, and more.Ido Ben Porat, 15/09/2021 15:49
Report: Health Ministry fears rise of COVID 'infection parties'

Report: Health Ministry fears rise of COVID 'infection parties'

Phenomenon of parents trying to get their children infected with COVID to secure them Green Passports raises concerns among health experts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/09/2021 10:30
Health Min: Prayers should be led by people who received booster shot

Health Min: Prayers should be led by people who received booster shot

Health Ministry recommends only people who have received 3 vaccine doses lead Rosh Hashannah prayers or blow the shofar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2021 15:28
Operations postponed: Why is robotic surgeon worth $2.5m not being used?

Operations postponed: Why is robotic surgeon worth $2.5m not being used?

Health Ministry refuses to authorize budget for robot's operation due to fears it will "increase the deficit."Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2021 08:50
Health Ministry updates countries' COVID-19 classification

Health Ministry updates countries' COVID-19 classification

Classification of countries as it relates to COVID-19 will be updated as of August 31.Ben Ariel, 24/08/2021 03:37
Health Ministry clarifies: Coronavirus restrictions apply within malls

Health Ministry clarifies: Coronavirus restrictions apply within malls

Businesses in sectors required to adhere to new coronavirus restrictions must keep restrictions regardless of location, Health Min. says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2021 23:27
'Previous lockdowns were justified but now they can be avoided'

'Previous lockdowns were justified but now they can be avoided'

Former Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health: A lockdown should only be imposed if we get to an extreme scenario.Uzi Baruch, 17/08/2021 05:43
Health Ministry to push quarantine for vaccinated adults caring for infected children

Health Ministry to push quarantine for vaccinated adults caring for infected children

PM Bennett warns harsher restrictions may be on the way, as Health Ministry pushes return to full Green Pass protocol, limits on gatherings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/08/2021 19:17
Israeli health officials: Delta variant a 'reason for concern'

Israeli health officials: Delta variant a 'reason for concern'

Director General of the Ministry of Health said morbidity continues to rise and additional restrictions are under consideration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2021 17:05
Israel's government approves first budget in three years

Israel's government approves first budget in three years

Health Ministry to receive huge increase in spending in 2021-2022 budget, after government failed to pass spending plan for three years.David Rosenberg, 02/08/2021 08:54
Expert: Alpha variant may have caused number of coronavirus deaths to double

Expert: Alpha variant may have caused number of coronavirus deaths to double

'British variant causes illness 30-40% worse than the original virus,' says Health Ministry's Prof. Yaron Niv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2021 08:49
Health Ministry to begin offering third coronavirus vaccine dose - next week

Health Ministry to begin offering third coronavirus vaccine dose - next week

Health Ministry preparing to vaccinate elderly population with booster shot of coronavirus vaccine, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 11:32
Health Ministry chief: 'Green pass' won't make a difference

Health Ministry chief: 'Green pass' won't make a difference

Director general of Ministry of Health to hospital directors: Additional measures to prevent COVID-19 spread will be taken.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 04:03
The Health Ministry glitch that caused COVID infections

The Health Ministry glitch that caused COVID infections

Glitch causing notices telling people they no longer had to quarantine leads to carriers spreading COVID.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 21:23
Health Ministry chief: Don't travel abroad unless it's vital

Health Ministry chief: Don't travel abroad unless it's vital

Policies regarding travel & quarantine likely to change, warns Health Ministry director-general.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 19:19
Do arrivals from abroad actually keep quarantine?

Do arrivals from abroad actually keep quarantine?

Health Ministry admits: Supervisors visited just 42% of those who were supposed to quarantine following arrival in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2021 13:30
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
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
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
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
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
Does Israel have the authority to recognize sex change?

Does Israel have the authority to recognize sex change?

The 'Choosing Family' movement asked the Ministry of Health on what grounds it feels authorized to approve sex change in Israel.Yehonatan Gotlieb , 11/07/2021 22:27
Health Minister: COVID is here to stay

Health Minister: COVID is here to stay

"Government is taking steps to allow us to live our daily lives with coronavirus in the background."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/07/2021 07:57
Large discrepancies between COVID data from hospitals vs. govt

Large discrepancies between COVID data from hospitals vs. govt

According to Health Ministry, there are 46 seriously ill patients in Israel's hospitals, but figures from hospitals themselves show just 27.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/07/2021 15:03
Prof. Barbash: Half of serious COVID-19 cases fully vaccinated

Prof. Barbash: Half of serious COVID-19 cases fully vaccinated

Former director-general of Health Ministry: 'We need lockdown before it's too late.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/07/2021 14:45
Ex-Health Ministry chief: Too many unvaccinated people, vaccinate everyone

Ex-Health Ministry chief: Too many unvaccinated people, vaccinate everyone

'If we wouldn't have had the vaccine, this would have been a catastrophe,' says former Health Ministry director, Moshe Bar Siman Tov.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2021 14:31
Health Ministry to allow Supreme Court to rule on surrogacy

Health Ministry to allow Supreme Court to rule on surrogacy

Government admits no chance of amending Surrogacy Law, requests Supreme Court rule on the issue in its place.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2021 14:04
Health Ministry: Vaccine efficiency drops to 64% against Delta variant

Health Ministry: Vaccine efficiency drops to 64% against Delta variant

Health Ministry tracking finds effectiveness of vaccine against infection drops to 64%, but effectiveness against hospitalization is 93%.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/07/2021 19:03
Third coronavirus vaccine dose planned for vulnerable populations

Third coronavirus vaccine dose planned for vulnerable populations

Studies show people with underlying health issues don't have sufficient immune response to provide protection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2021 20:44
Health Ministry: We must return to 'green pass' system

Health Ministry: We must return to 'green pass' system

Following spread of Indian variant of COVID, Israeli Health Ministry pushing for reinstating vaccine passport system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/07/2021 11:14
Coronavirus Czar tapped to lead Israel's Health Ministry

Coronavirus Czar tapped to lead Israel's Health Ministry

Nachman Ash, chief of Israel's COVID efforts, appointed to head Health Ministry after current chief, Hezi Levy, announces his resignation.David Rosenberg, 28/06/2021 14:31
Director of Israeli Health Ministry resigns

Director of Israeli Health Ministry resigns

Moments before new Coronavirus Cabinet holds its first meeting, Hezi Levy announces resignation as director-general of Health Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2021 22:09
Report: Health Ministry eyeing mask mandate for summer school

Report: Health Ministry eyeing mask mandate for summer school

Ministry weighing return of mask mandate in schools, as broader plans for renewed mask requirement under consideration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2021 12:17
Health Ministry recommends vaccinating children aged 12-15

Health Ministry recommends vaccinating children aged 12-15

As morbidity rises among children and data shows vaccine to be safe, Ministry recommends lowering age of vaccine recipients.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2021 19:59
Fear of Indian variant as COVID outbreak strikes school

Fear of Indian variant as COVID outbreak strikes school

45 students at school in Binyamina contract COVID. Health Ministry says family which returned from abroad connected to outbreak.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/06/2021 21:12
Suspicion: Litzman's aide was bribed to drop warning labels from food products

Suspicion: Litzman's aide was bribed to drop warning labels from food products

Aide to Yaakov Litzman among suspects arrested in anti-corruption case in which gov't food warning labels were dropped in exchange for moneyArutz Sheva Staff, 06/06/2021 17:29
Police investigate suspicions of corruption in health ministry

Police investigate suspicions of corruption in health ministry

Suspects, including current and former public servants, manager of medical company and manager of lobbying company, detained.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/06/2021 13:06
Health Ministry threatens to close schools over lack of cooperation

Health Ministry threatens to close schools over lack of cooperation

Director of public health services in the Health Ministry writes to Education Ministry demanding fast testing over Indian variant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 21:49
Government ministries weigh ending flights from India

Government ministries weigh ending flights from India

Transportation Ministry weighing Health Ministry's demand to cease flights from India due to widescale spread & Indian coronavirus variant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2021 16:36
Health Ministry considers charging those unvaccinated for coronavirus tests

Health Ministry considers charging those unvaccinated for coronavirus tests

Health Ministry aims to outsource coronavirus testing, may charge some Israelis for coronavirus tests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2021 10:03
Health Ministry finalizes repeal of mask laws

Health Ministry finalizes repeal of mask laws

New relaxations in mask laws are coming as of Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2021 22:18
COVID-19 Indian mutation discovered in Israel

COVID-19 Indian mutation discovered in Israel

Seven cases of the Indian mutation have been found among travellers returning to Israel from abroad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/04/2021 16:59
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, 06/04/2021 17:57
'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, 02/04/2021 03:59
Health Ministry: We need millions more coronavirus vaccines

Health Ministry: We need millions more coronavirus vaccines

Health Ministry warns Israel needs millions more doses of coronavirus vaccines, contradicting claims of plenty.Orly Harari, 30/03/2021 13:04
After 1 month: Health Min. 'needs more time to check' vax deaths

After 1 month: Health Min. 'needs more time to check' vax deaths

Nakim Organization founder: "Maybe someone here can help them count? Apparently there are too many dead and they need help?"Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/03/2021 14:23
Electronic tracking of coronavirus carriers to end soon?

Electronic tracking of coronavirus carriers to end soon?

Health Ministry announces cessation of electronic tracking for confirmed coronavirus cases, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/03/2021 10:37
Health Ministry employee helped forge 'Green Passports'

Health Ministry employee helped forge 'Green Passports'

Health Min. employee helped members of Telegram group acquire forged 'Green Passports,' report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/03/2021 12:31
Green Passports for the unvaccinated using rapid COVID tests

Green Passports for the unvaccinated using rapid COVID tests

Health Ministry reportedly planning to launch program next week allowing the unvaccinated and children entry to all 'green tag' locations.David Rosenberg, 04/03/2021 21:10
Former COVID-19 patients can get vaccinated with one dose

Former COVID-19 patients can get vaccinated with one dose

The health ministry has found an alternative to discarding unused COVID-19 vaccines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/02/2021 21:59
Health Ministry may share information on unvaccinated Israelis with local authorities

Health Ministry may share information on unvaccinated Israelis with local authorities

Bill allowing Health Ministry to share information on those unvaccinated against coronavirus passes second and third Knesset readings.Hezki Baruch, 24/02/2021 15:29
Health Ministry: Coronavirus vaccine significantly reduces morbidity

Health Ministry: Coronavirus vaccine significantly reduces morbidity

New Health Ministry report shows Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 98.9% effective at preventing coronavirus-related hospitalizations.Chana Roberts, 20/02/2021 19:05
Health Ministry study: Pfizer vaccine reduces serious cases, mortality by 90%

Health Ministry study: Pfizer vaccine reduces serious cases, mortality by 90%

Senior Health Ministry officials work with Pfizer on study which shows high vaccine effectiveness in reducing overall infection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2021 22:40
Hackers impersonate Health Ministry officials to steal IDs, credit cards

Hackers impersonate Health Ministry officials to steal IDs, credit cards

Large-scale phishing attack takes advantage of COVID crisis to steal victims ID numbers to use their credit cards online.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2021 21:58
'Health Ministry data were intended to cause fear, not presented in true perspective'

'Health Ministry data were intended to cause fear, not presented in true perspective'

Hebrew University Dept of Family Medicine Chairman Prof Amnon Lahad: 'I believe most of them died not from COVID-19, but with COVID-19.'Mordechai Sones, 16/02/2021 18:00