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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.

Director of Israeli Health Ministry resigns

'We can't say we are in control of the outbreak'

Health Ministry officials warn even people who have been vaccinated or recovered can be infected with new COVID strain.

'We can't say we are in control of the outbreak'

Green Badge extended until end of 2021

Health Ministry director: “I am happy that the vaccine protects us and allows us to return to routine."

Green Badge extended until end of 2021

Prof. Hezi Levy: 'The writing was on the wall' for Meron disaster

'No danger to life, none of the injured are in critical condition,' Health Min. Director General says of those injured in Meron disaster.

'The writing was on the wall' for Meron disaster

Prof. Hezi Levy: 'Approval to vaccinate children expected in early May'

'We won't lack for vaccines,' promises Health Min. Director General Prof. Hezi Levy.

'Approval to vaccinate children expected in early May'

Pfizer halts vaccine supplies to Israel

Pharmaceutical giant stops deliveries pending Israeli government approval of new deals to purchase vaccines.

Pfizer halts vaccine supplies to Israel

'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.

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

Health Min. Director: Hard to believe morbidity will drop to 0

Prof. Hezi Levi says success of vaccination campaign does not remove need for caution.

Health Min. Director: Hard to believe morbidity will drop to 0

Vaccination campaign expands to Israelis 35 and older

Health Ministry orders HMOs to lower age at which vaccines can be provided as vaccination campaign progresses.

Vaccination campaign expands to Israelis 35 and older

Hospitals collapsing under excess load caused by coronavirus infections

If not enough beds are added, hospitals will need to take beds from other departments, Health Min. official says.

Hospitals collapsing under excess load

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.

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

Health Min. Director: Rise in morbidity means new restrictions needed

Health Ministry Director General  Prof. Hezi Levi says a Hanukkah lockdown is being considered amidst rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Health Min: Rise in morbidity means new restrictions needed

Prof. Hezi Levy: 'Pfizer isn't only source of vaccines'

Health Ministry Director mentions contract items 'that were subject of debate; with some of them we did well, with others less so.'

Prof. Hezi Levy: 'Pfizer isn't only source of vaccines'

Health Ministry Director-General: We want to see reduction in infection rates

Director-General of the Health Ministry hints upcoming lockdown may have to be extended if goals not reached in three weeks.

'If infections fall to 1k a day, we'll consider ending lockdown'

warns of harsher restrictions if number of seriously ill rises

'If number of seriously ill rises to 600, we may have to impose tougher restrictions,' says Director General of Israeli Health Ministry.

'If we get to 600 serious cases we'll impose harsh restrictions'

Health Ministry: 1,785 new coronavirus cases, 379 in serious condition

Health Min. Director General warns: If there is a rise in infections or patients on ventilators, we'll impose a lockdown.

Health Ministry: 633 dead from coronavirus

Professor Hezi Levi: 'We thought coronavirus was behind us - but it's not'

Health Ministry's Prof. Hezi Levi says new coronavirus restrictions are 'balanced,' notes rise in number of seriously ill patients.

'We thought coronavirus was behind us - but it's not'

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.

Hezi Levy nominated for Health Ministry director

Galilee Fire Official: We Warned Maalot About Fire

A Western Galilee fire official warned Ma'alot about the dangers of an underground blaze now smoldering a month, but the city didn't listen.

Galilee Fire Official: We Warned Ma'alot About Underground Fire