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PM Bennett: If we get vaccinated now, we can avoid a lockdown

PM Bennett: If we get vaccinated now, we can avoid a lockdown

'It's in arm's reach, but we're not there yet, we're at the peak of the battle at this very moment,' PM Bennett says.Ido Ben Porat, 20/08/2021 11:18
Israel passes 'threshold' for lockdown

Israel passes 'threshold' for lockdown

With no lockdown in sight, Israel passes 600-severe-cases lockdown threshold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2021 11:19
MK Porush: 'If there is a lockdown, I'll go to synagogue'

MK Porush: 'If there is a lockdown, I'll go to synagogue'

Education Ministry failed to adequately prepare for the start of the haredi school year, MK Meir Porush says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2021 10:36
Bennett: We can beat Delta strain, get vaccinated

Bennett: We can beat Delta strain, get vaccinated

PM Bennett says lockdown is weapon of last resort against spread of COVID, calls on citizens to get the vaccine to prevent a lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2021 19:54
New Zealand on lockdown after 1 case of COVID-19

New Zealand on lockdown after 1 case of COVID-19

The island nation's Prime Minister said she wanted to ensure her country took measures before things got out of hand.i24NEWS, 18/08/2021 07:50
New Zealand locks down over 1 COVID case

New Zealand locks down over 1 COVID case

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern orders entire country into full 3-day lockdown after first COVID case in 6 months detected.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2021 17:17
Rambam hospital director: Gov't demanded that we drop standards

Rambam hospital director: Gov't demanded that we drop standards

Dr. Halbertal describes gov't determination to avoid lockdown at all costs, hospitals ordered to absorb thousands of serious cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2021 12:34
Australia rabbis and Jewish community condemn violations of coronavirus lockdown

Australia rabbis and Jewish community condemn violations of coronavirus lockdown

An illicit engagement party roils Australian Jews as new COVID-19 outbreak extends lockdown.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 16/08/2021 14:23
'We will have a lockdown if serious cases continue to rise'

'We will have a lockdown if serious cases continue to rise'

Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Nachman Ash says third vaccine doses must reduce case numbers this week or there will be a lockdown.103FM, 15/08/2021 09:22
Minister of the Interior Ayelet Shaked: Lockdown - the 'last resort'

Minister of the Interior Ayelet Shaked: Lockdown - the 'last resort'

Shaked said everything must be done to avoid another lockdown - including vaccinating individuals aged 40 and above.Eitan Divinsky, 15/08/2021 07:48
Decision on lockdown - one week before holidays

Decision on lockdown - one week before holidays

Health Min. official: Israel has approximately two weeks before it must decide whether to impose a lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/08/2021 00:01
How many Israelis would obey a lockdown?

How many Israelis would obey a lockdown?

PM Bennett is pushing vaccinations, epidemiological investigations, in an effort to avoid lockdown, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2021 23:31
Poll: Israelis sharply divided over holiday lockdown

Poll: Israelis sharply divided over holiday lockdown

Most Israelis say fourth lockdown would represent failure by government to handle COVID crisis - but plurality back lockdown.David Rosenberg, 13/08/2021 10:54
Secret agreement: Silence in exchange for additional staff

Secret agreement: Silence in exchange for additional staff

The government promised to provide hospitals with additional staff - in exchange for complete silence, no matter what.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/08/2021 09:26
Minister: Tough COVID restrictions on haredim - but not Arabs

Minister: Tough COVID restrictions on haredim - but not Arabs

'Get third vaccine to prevent fourth lockdown.' Housing Minister Ze'ev Elkin warns gov't will impose lockdown if it has no choice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2021 14:25
Experts warn: Lockdown or forced inoculation

Experts warn: Lockdown or forced inoculation

With the Delta variant on the rise, health officials are at odds over measures to slow the spread of the virus.ILTV, 11/08/2021 13:08
Netanyahu: Bennett wasted valuable time failing to provide 3rd vaccine

Netanyahu: Bennett wasted valuable time failing to provide 3rd vaccine

Netanyahu blasted Bennett for failing to implement a more effective policy for dealing with COVID after he'd 'rid the country of the virus.'Eitan Divinsky, 10/08/2021 19:31
Finance Minister Liberman comes out against new lockdown

Finance Minister Liberman comes out against new lockdown

'Not clear if lockdowns actually cut number of seriously ill patients - but they do harm the economy,' says Israeli Finance Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/08/2021 18:47
Head of Public Health Services: 'A lockdown won't beat the plague'

Head of Public Health Services: 'A lockdown won't beat the plague'

'Lockdown isn't a decree from Heaven, Green Pass guidelines were never intended to cause people to vaccinate,' Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/08/2021 13:14
Former COVID Czar Gamzu: We can cope with coronavirus without lockdowns

Former COVID Czar Gamzu: We can cope with coronavirus without lockdowns

"After a year and a half of this epidemic, we should be able to deal with this," Ichilov director says.Ido Ben Porat, 08/08/2021 22:15
No government majority in favor of lockdown

No government majority in favor of lockdown

Just mentioning the work "lockdown" causes damage, ministers argue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/08/2021 21:43
Haredi MK: 'Public has no faith in lockdown decision'

Haredi MK: 'Public has no faith in lockdown decision'

Possibility of lockdown over holiday season is 'embarrassing' & 'shameful,' MK Yakov Asher says. 'No chance public will have faith in this.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/08/2021 20:49
Sharp drop in public approval of government's handling of COVID crisis

Sharp drop in public approval of government's handling of COVID crisis

Poll: 37% think government is doing a good job, down from 49% just a few weeks ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/08/2021 10:12
PM Bennett: The holiday season depends on how many people vaccinate

PM Bennett: The holiday season depends on how many people vaccinate

'A quarter of a million adults received a 3rd dose of coronavirus vaccine, my predecessor wanted to wait for FDA approval,' PM Bennett says.Ido Ben Porat, 05/08/2021 19:12
Health Ministry Dir. Gen. Prof. Nachman Ash: 'Considering a lockdown at the end of August'

Health Ministry Dir. Gen. Prof. Nachman Ash: 'Considering a lockdown at the end of August'

'We will need to make a decision in two or three weeks, maybe even in August,' Health Min. Director General says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2021 10:24
Return to lockdown imminent as infections spike continues?

Return to lockdown imminent as infections spike continues?

As Israel enforces new restrictions following an increase in COVID cases, the country may be headed for yet another lockdown.i24NEWS, 04/08/2021 11:22
Liberman: We'll get support of Joint Arab List to pass budget if necessary

Liberman: We'll get support of Joint Arab List to pass budget if necessary

The Finance Minister was asked if there would be a lockdown over the High Holidays. He said he'd act according to "experts' advice."Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2021 22:40
Senior Israeli health official warns of possible fourth lockdown

Senior Israeli health official warns of possible fourth lockdown

'Everyone knows that if we don't get things under control, we're heading for a lockdown,' says senior health official.David Rosenberg, 02/08/2021 07:36
White House rules out lockdown as Delta picks up steam

White House rules out lockdown as Delta picks up steam

According to new findings, the Delta strain of COVID-19 is more infectious than the common cold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2021 10:06
Coronavirus in Israel: 201 serious cases, 31 intubated

Coronavirus in Israel: 201 serious cases, 31 intubated

PM Bennett announces new policy: Lockdown only when hospitals are on the cusp of being overwhelmed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/2021 21:54
Israeli Health Ministry Chief: 'We might impose lockdown during holidays'

Israeli Health Ministry Chief: 'We might impose lockdown during holidays'

Director-General of Israeli Health Ministry says government is considering imposing a new lockdown during holiday season.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 12:48
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
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
'Australia lockdown failing to curb cases'

'Australia lockdown failing to curb cases'

'One thing you won’t get in all of the COVID-19 press conferences is truth,' Sky News host Alan Jones says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 11:46
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
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
Solo Performance

Solo Performance

Memories of a loved one, of the lockdown, of 50 years lived in Jerusalem fill the writer's heart as she continues on alone. Op-ed.Faigie Heiman, 14/07/2021 10:00
Britain to lift all remaining lockdown restrictions in a week

Britain to lift all remaining lockdown restrictions in a week

British PM says all remaining lockdown restrictions will be lifted despite rise in coronavirus cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2021 06:11
'Israel is on the verge of lockdown without a change in policy'

'Israel is on the verge of lockdown without a change in policy'

Head of public health services in the Health Ministry expresses worry over rising cases, spread of Delta variant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/07/2021 21:58
Government preparing for lockdown during High Holidays

Government preparing for lockdown during High Holidays

Document obtained from Prime Minister's Office reveals plans to impose stricter regulations over Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur.Y Rabinovitz, 08/07/2021 15:04
Australian state of Victoria enters 7-day lockdown

Australian state of Victoria enters 7-day lockdown

Latest outbreak traced to a single breach of quarantine, with current variant described as five times more contagious than previous ones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/05/2021 08:34
Toronto yeshiva takes gov to court over COVID restrictions

Toronto yeshiva takes gov to court over COVID restrictions

Yeshiva, which does not allow the Internet, has been forced to teach remote learning classes through the telephone.Dan Verbin, 25/05/2021 19:22
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, 11/04/2021 06:47
Police officer dead in security incident on US Capitol

Police officer dead in security incident on US Capitol

Driver rams two police officers, then gets out of car with sharp object. Suspect and one of the officers dead.Elad Benari, Canada, 02/04/2021 21:47
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, 01/04/2021 19:46
France announces month-long lockdown for Paris

France announces month-long lockdown for Paris

French Prime Minister Jean Castex says COVID-19 cases are on the rise and that "more and more this is looking like a third wave."Nissan Tzur, 19/03/2021 05:02
Cabinet approves further reopening

Cabinet approves further reopening

Up to 5,000 people to be allowed to gather outdoors in 4th step of exit from lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2021 21:47
PA announces COVID-19 lockdown

PA announces COVID-19 lockdown

Lockdown to be imposed in all parts of Judea and Samaria starting Monday, due to rise in coronavirus-related deaths and infection rates.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/03/2021 06:50
Israel lifts more COVID restrictions - 'No more lockdowns'

Israel lifts more COVID restrictions - 'No more lockdowns'

A post-Purim rise in infections was avoided and the government now plans to bring Israeli stranded abroad home.ILTV, 11/03/2021 16:00
Coronavirus Czar: 'No lockdown before elections or Passover'

Coronavirus Czar: 'No lockdown before elections or Passover'

Mass vaccination program for children will necessary for expanded herd immunity, says Israel's top coronavirus official.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 08:21
Israel will 'definitely' impose restrictions on Passover night

Israel will 'definitely' impose restrictions on Passover night

Senior Health Ministry officials say restrictions on public activity during Passover night are a certainty, question is only which limits.David Rosenberg, 07/03/2021 21:42
'No plans for 4th lockdown - yet'

'No plans for 4th lockdown - yet'

Top Israeli coronavirus official tells Arutz Sheva government that government still waiting to see effect of Purim on COVID numbers.Nitsan Keidar, 07/03/2021 20:32
3rd stage of reopening kicks off

3rd stage of reopening kicks off

Middle schools, hotels, and event halls to open as Israel takes another step out of lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2021 08:23
Ben Gurion to reopen Sunday

Ben Gurion to reopen Sunday

With the lowest single-day infection rate since December, Israel has decided to reopen its borders starting Sunday.ILTV, 04/03/2021 15:45
Stranded in Frankfurt

Stranded in Frankfurt

Living in today’s surreal times when Jews are physically unable to come to Israel, provides us all with opportunity to reflect.Op-ed.Avraham Shusteris, 03/03/2021 21:32
'We might impose new lockdown before Election Day'

'We might impose new lockdown before Election Day'

Nachman Ash warns that reopening of economy could lead to fourth lockdown later this month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2021 08:15
'We still haven't ruled out imposing a 4th lockdown'

'We still haven't ruled out imposing a 4th lockdown'

Top health official warns against rapid reopening of economy, says government may need to impose yet another lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/03/2021 08:39