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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
9 children died, 1,787 hospitalized since COVID outbreak

9 children died, 1,787 hospitalized since COVID outbreak

Since the outbreak began, 1,787 0-to-18-year-olds who contracted virus have been hospitalized, 100 in serious or critical condition, 9 died.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2021 17:12
10 cases of multisystem inflammation after COVID-19 vaccine

10 cases of multisystem inflammation after COVID-19 vaccine

Health Ministry to hospitals: Report to us cases of inpatients with multisystem inflammation or myocarditis occurring after vaccine.Mordechai Sones, 15/02/2021 19:59
Health Min. demands obligatory vaccination for teaching, medical, public transport workers

Health Min. demands obligatory vaccination for teaching, medical, public transport workers

Ministry reportedly proposes compensating local authorities according to level of vaccination, medical teams for encouraging vaccination.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/02/2021 15:33
Health Ministry's Haredi Headquarters: 'We can only succeed together'

Health Ministry's Haredi Headquarters: 'We can only succeed together'

Health Ministry campaign targets haredi community, urging precautions alongside protective vaccination.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2021 10:54
Netanyahu angry: 'They're not broadcasting life-saving messages'

Netanyahu angry: 'They're not broadcasting life-saving messages'

Netanyahu attacks Channels 12 and 13 decision not to broadcast his COVID briefing tonight, asks public to view it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/02/2021 19:51
Health Ministry again lets elderly morbidity tracker lapse after four abridged reports

Health Ministry again lets elderly morbidity tracker lapse after four abridged reports

Health Ministry COVID morbidity/mortality tracker with statistics from nursing homes again lapses after resuming reports for only four days.Mordechai Sones, 31/01/2021 11:50
Health Ministry seeks to extend lockdown by a week

Health Ministry seeks to extend lockdown by a week

Health system leaders meet PM, recommend very gradual exit from current lockdown or extension of lockdown to prevent increase in cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2021 22:10
New ad for Haredi sector 'names' coronavirus victims

New ad for Haredi sector 'names' coronavirus victims

Health Ministry spearheads new campaign to raise awareness of coronavirus risks among haredi sector.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2021 10:48
Health Ministry: 'It's not an experiment'

Health Ministry: 'It's not an experiment'

'It's an aggregate information-sharing agreement with Pfizer,' Health Ministry responds to Helsinki Committee report.Mordechai Sones, 18/01/2021 22:44
4 cases of South African variant detected in Israel

4 cases of South African variant detected in Israel

Health Ministry says a total of 12 cases have been identified so far in Israel from the South African variant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/01/2021 00:24
8.6% test positive, 272 die since beginning of week

8.6% test positive, 272 die since beginning of week

Health Ministry says about 8,013 test positive yesterday with rate at 8.6%.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/01/2021 18:51
New COVID mutation identified from Brazil

New COVID mutation identified from Brazil

Health Ministry seeks to have people returning from Brazil enter hotel isolation upon discovery of a new, highly contagious variation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/01/2021 19:48
Returnees from South Africa required to go into isolation in hotels

Returnees from South Africa required to go into isolation in hotels

No cases of South African COVID-19 variant detected in Israel to date. Samples of five people who returned from South Africa being tested.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 08/01/2021 22:07
Edelstein stops allocation of vaccines to Ichilov Hospital

Edelstein stops allocation of vaccines to Ichilov Hospital

Move comes after the hospital vaccinated teachers in violation of guidelines. The hospital explains: We had leftover doses.Ben Ariel, 05/01/2021 03:33
Top Health Ministry official: The vaccination operation is amazing

Top Health Ministry official: The vaccination operation is amazing

Head of Health Ministry's public health services division, to Arutz Sheva: Going into lockdown now will put us in a better place later.Yoni Kempinski, 03/01/2021 23:41
Health Min. Director: 30 people die each day from COVID

Health Min. Director: 30 people die each day from COVID

Prof. Hezi Levy says general population may be able to begin receiving vaccines in February.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2020 18:49
Doctor responds to Likud seat being saved for former Health Ministry Director

Doctor responds to Likud seat being saved for former Health Ministry Director

Internal medicine and gastroenterology specialist condemns policy represented by Bar Simantov: 'A man is known by the company he keeps.'Mordechai Sones, 31/12/2020 12:30
Liberman: I will demand the Finance Ministry

Liberman: I will demand the Finance Ministry

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says his party will demand the Finance, Health and Internal Security Ministries in the next government.Hezki Baruch, 30/12/2020 05:05
'We fell into the Twilight Zone of COVID'

'We fell into the Twilight Zone of COVID'

Association of Public Health Physicians Chairman thinks current closure was unnecessary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2020 22:24
Head of epidemiology in Health Ministry resigns, citing Home Front Command's incompetence

Head of epidemiology in Health Ministry resigns, citing Home Front Command's incompetence

"Army officers suddenly became undisputed experts in epidemiological research despite lacking any training," top health official explained.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/12/2020 15:45
Government plans to tackle issue of 20% willingness to vaccinate

Government plans to tackle issue of 20% willingness to vaccinate

Arutz Sheva asks Health Ministry Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Advisory Committee member to clarify strategy to improve willingness to vaccinateMordechai Sones, 19/12/2020 21:07
Health Ministry defines all countries as 'red'

Health Ministry defines all countries as 'red'

The move means Israelis returning from any country in the world will be forced into isolation for 10 days.Elad Benari, Canada, 18/12/2020 21:41
'Either there's no plague, or they tested the wrong population'

'Either there's no plague, or they tested the wrong population'

Former Health Ministry Director: 'No convincing evidence mortality dropped for simple reason no one died from COVID-19 in entire sample.'Mordechai Sones, 16/12/2020 19:01
It's back to lockdown... 2,862 new COVID diagnoses

It's back to lockdown... 2,862 new COVID diagnoses

All retail to shut, schools to remain open in green & yellow areas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2020 08:48
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: 'We're going to shut stores again'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: 'We're going to shut stores again'

"Effects of vaccination program won't be felt till March. We're just a week away from harsher restrictions."Hezki Baruch, 15/12/2020 14:26
Health ministry officials meet with haredi rabbinical judges to push coronavirus vaccine

Health ministry officials meet with haredi rabbinical judges to push coronavirus vaccine

"We're not opposed to COVID vaccine in principle," says Court head, "but it's premature to sanction it."Tal Polon, 15/12/2020 10:33
COVID Czar: We need to persuade people this vaccine is safe

COVID Czar: We need to persuade people this vaccine is safe

Prof. Ash insists side-effects are minimal, normal life will only resume if enough people get the shot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/12/2020 10:10
Report: 75% of Israelis intend to refuse vaccination

Report: 75% of Israelis intend to refuse vaccination

Polls indicate up to 75% of Israelis planning to refuse inoculation, Health Min. offering incentives to offset citizens' concerns.ILTV, 14/12/2020 19:12
Vaccination operation to commence in days

Vaccination operation to commence in days

Health Ministry sends vaccine samples to laboratory in UK to verify these are indeed vaccines that were ordered.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2020 21:33
Hanukkah restrictions apply only to Jewish localities

Hanukkah restrictions apply only to Jewish localities

Health Ministry recommends every evening on Hanukkah starting at 5:30 PM, gatherings of two persons not from one nuclear family forbidden.Mordechai Sones, 10/12/2020 09:02
All malls to reopen

All malls to reopen

Following success of pilot for reopening of malls, Coronavirus Cabinet approves opening of all malls that meet health guidelines.Orli Harari, 09/12/2020 01:07
Night lockdown will not be imposed on Hanukkah after all

Night lockdown will not be imposed on Hanukkah after all

Due to 'legal difficulties' in imposing nightly lockdown, cabinet meeting postponed; traffic restrictions remain unclear.Mordechai Sones, 08/12/2020 18:45
'COVID-19 management's wrong; learn from the haredim'

'COVID-19 management's wrong; learn from the haredim'

'Common Sense Model' to treat COVID proponent Prof. Motti Gerlic explains where health system erred, suggesting alternative.Mordechai Sones, 03/12/2020 09:48
Does Health Ministry manipulate numbers to increase fear?

Does Health Ministry manipulate numbers to increase fear?

Ministry cancels COVID-19 testing op for concern test results would lower national morbidity data rate, which would pressure decision makersMordechai Sones, 01/12/2020 15:45
Health Ministry director Prof. Grotto: COVID vaccines to start arriving within weeks

Health Ministry director Prof. Grotto: COVID vaccines to start arriving within weeks

First batch of vaccines to be designated for high-risk population; Grotto predicts high levels of uptake.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2020 14:57
Israeli doctors to help coronavirus-stricken region of Italy

Israeli doctors to help coronavirus-stricken region of Italy

An emergency delegation from the Ministry of Health will set out for Italian province with a widespread outbreak of COVID-19.Ben Ariel, 01/12/2020 04:44
New plan to open malls

New plan to open malls

Coronavirus cabinet approves new plan to open malls, part of which permitted occupancy of visitors in stores will be changed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2020 22:20
Health Ministry considers closing malls

Health Ministry considers closing malls

Health Ministry considering ordering closure of malls following photos seen Friday and 'increase in morbidity'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2020 20:48
Health Ministry closes Dead Sea hotel after COVID discovered

Health Ministry closes Dead Sea hotel after COVID discovered

Health Ministry suspends operations after 10 kitchen and sanitation workers test COVID positive at Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2020 17:43
Health Ministry Director: 'We won't force people to take vaccine'

Health Ministry Director: 'We won't force people to take vaccine'

Health Ministry Director Hezy Levy to reporters: 'We won't force people to take a vaccine; Israeli law doesn't allow for it.'Mordechai Sones, 25/11/2020 18:26
Health Ministry reports 562 patients, investigation reveals only 392; gap 'explained'

Health Ministry reports 562 patients, investigation reveals only 392; gap 'explained'

Reason: 'There are actually 2 numbers: Those hospitalized in COVID-dedicated departments, and those who already passed contagious stage.'Mordechai Sones, 22/11/2020 13:04
Israel’s health officials run amok

Israel’s health officials run amok

Israel’s leadership has abandoned 'first, do no harm' principle by demanding obedience to authority at expense of personal freedom. OpinionDennis Mitzner, 21/11/2020 18:00