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Following uptick in COVID-19 cases: Health Ministry recommends masks in closed spaces

Ministry of Health recommends that masks be worn in enclosed spaces in order to protect at-risk populations and the elderly.

Health Ministry recommends masks in closed spaces

New vaccination center opens its doors as experts urge caution

After polio scares in the capital earlier this month, the Ministry of Health announced the opening of an emergency vaccination facility.

New vaccination center opens its doors as experts urge caution

Israeli officials fear sixth COVID-19 wave

Ministry of Health officials concerned about the rising rate of infection.

Israeli officials fear sixth COVID-19 wave

Health Ministry worried about post-Coronavirus conditions

Children who recovered from COVID-19 are starting to come down with a secondary condition that has Israeli health authorities worried.

Health Ministry worried about post-Coronavirus conditions

Hannukah panic-ah

Drs. Bennett and Horror-witz are shooting from the hip, based on Ministry of Health fears. Opinion.

Hannukah panic-ah

Comedian, top health official cursed during live Facebook chat

Comedian Nadav Abuksis and Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis cursed and insulted by viewers during chat on vaccines.

Comedian, top health official cursed during live Facebook chat

Health Ministry planning additional COVID test for returnees from abroad

The plan will require each returnee to undergo another test at his own expense up to four days after landing.

Proposal: Additional COVID test for returnees from abroad

Children's vaccines could arrive in Israel by November 15

Ministry of Health team on pandemic handling will meet on Thursday to discuss vaccines for children aged 5-11 following the FDA's approval.

Children's vaccines could arrive in Israel by November 15

Most hospitalized COVID-19 carriers weren't vaccinated

Number of patients in serious condition with COVID-19 is declining in Israel, according to latest Ministry of Health data.

Most hospitalized COVID-19 carriers weren't vaccinated

Corona Fiasco in Israel

Some policy has been excellent, especially the Pfizer vaccine story, including ordering the 3rd dose. But other things were botched. Op-ed.

Corona fiasco in Israel

Eight unvaccinated people hospitalized in critical condition with COVID-19

Senior Ministry of Health officials concerned about the increase in the number of young people in critical condition with COVID-19.

Eight unvaccinated people in critical condition with COVID-19

'The number of verified cases will go up'

Former Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health: Eventually, everyone will be sick or vaccinated or both.

'The number of verified cases will go up'

Officials: Booster shots to be available for all ages next week

Ministry of Health expected to make booster shots available to all ages as early as next week.

Officials: Booster shots to be available for all ages next week

Health Ministry updates countries' COVID-19 classification

Classification of countries as it relates to COVID-19 will be updated as of August 31.

Health Ministry updates countries' COVID-19 classification

Health Ministry updates COVID-19 ranking of countries

Ministry of Health publishes list of countries from which returnees must enter a full, seven-day quarantine as of August 16.

Health Ministry updates COVID-19 ranking of countries

Experts recommend third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Ministry of Health experts recommend third dose for the elderly. The move could be implemented as early as next week.

Experts recommend third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Health Ministry chief on Bennett's speech: I am against attacks on vaccine refusers

Professor Nachman Ash: The vaccine is important, but I don't believe in attacking those who refuse to get it.

Health Ministry chief: I'm against attacking refusers

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.

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

Ministry of Health releases new travel guidelines

The guidelines include new procedures for arriving passengers and restrictions on travel to certain destinations.

Ministry of Health releases new travel guidelines

Israel records 210 new cases of COVID-19

This is the fifth day in a row in which Israel has recorded over 200 new cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

Israel records 210 new cases of COVID-19

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.

Coronavirus Czar tapped to lead Israel's Health Ministry

Education Minister claims health establishment is inflating COVID case numbers

Yifat Shasha-Biton: Elements in health system perpetuating the hysteria in order to accelerate children's immunization project.

Education Minister: COVID case numbers are being inflated

Fines to be imposed on travelers to high-risk countries

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz announces increased enforcement at Ben Gurion Airport against people traveling to countries defined as red.

Fines to be imposed on travelers to high-risk countries

Dubai placed on list of COVID-19 red countries

Ministry of Health announces that the UAE will be added to the list of countries with a large number of COVID-19 cases.

Dubai placed on list of COVID-19 red countries

Obligation to wear masks indoors abolished as of Tuesday

Director General of Health Ministry signs order that officially abolishes obligation to wear masks indoors.

Obligation to wear masks indoors abolished as of Tuesday

Probe of Meron incident finds: Ambulances blocked from entering

Ministry of Health's investigation into Meron disaster finds failures and problems in how injured were cared for.

Probe of Meron incident finds: Ambulances blocked from entering

Government approves: Schools will fully reopen on Sunday

If student tests positive for the virus, all the students in his class and the teachers will be tested before returning to school.

Government approves: Schools will fully reopen on Sunday

Government approves: Jordanian foreign workers will enter Eilat

Government approves Ministry of Health's proposal to allow the entry of Jordanian foreign workers for the hotel industry in Eilat.

Government approves: Jordanian foreign workers will enter Eilat

Schools to reopen in cities defined as 'orange'

Coronavirus Cabinet changes traffic light program so that educational institutions will also be opened in localities defined as orange.

Schools to reopen in cities defined as 'orange'

'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.

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

Health Ministry okays vaccinations of recoverees as of Tuesday

Ministry gives HMOs go ahead to vaccinate Israelis who recovered from COVID-19 more than three months ago. They will receive one dose.

Health Ministry okays vaccinations of recoverees as of Tuesday

Why isn't BAM being used to fight Covid in Israel?

Eli Lilly has FDA approval for emergency use of BAM and received Ministry of Health approval as of January 12, 2021. So where is it? Opinion

Why isn't BAM being used to fight Covid in Israel?

Netanyahu aides apologize to UAE over COVID accusations

Confidants of Netanyahu apologized to their Emirati counterparts for comments made by Ministry of Health official on Dubai's role in crisis.

Netanyahu aides apologize to UAE over COVID accusations

'More died in two weeks of peace with Dubai than in 70 years of war with them'

Health Ministry's Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis concerned over flights to UAE which have contributed to rise in virus cases in Israel.

'More died during peace with Dubai than during war with them'

63 people who received second vaccine dose contracted COVID-19

Ministry of Health reports that a very small percentage of vaccine recipients contracted coronavirus after being vaccinated.

63 people who received second vaccine dose contracted COVID-19

Teens aged 16-18 to be vaccinated for coronavirus

Health Ministry Director General adopts recommendation of Vaccination Prioritization Committee regarding vaccines for teens.

Teens aged 16-18 to be vaccinated for coronavirus

Vaccination campaign could soon include teens 16-18

Allowing teens to get vaccinated against COVID could help them take the mid-year matriculation exams.

Proposal: Vaccinate teens ahead of midterm exams

Ministry of Health to recommend extension of lockdown

Government expected to convene this coming Wednesday and discuss the possibility of extending the lockdown.

Ministry of Health to recommend extension of lockdown

Ministry of Health worker arrested for putting ex-wife on quarantine 4 times

A worker at a Health Ministry call center listed his ex-wife as needing quarantine on four separate occasions.

Call center operator put ex-wife in quarantine 4 times

Health Ministry: COVID-19 mutation gaining steam

Seven new cases of the new mutation were discovered in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, and Givat Ze'ev, 300 specimens sent for sequencing

Health Ministry: COVID-19 mutation gaining steam