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Former Israeli COVID czar flouts COVID rules with Italy trip

Ichilov Hospital director and ex-COVID czar Roni Gamzu flies to Italy - despite Health Ministry ban.

Former Israeli COVID czar flouts COVID rules with Italy trip

Ichilov Hospital Chief Prof. Roni Gamzu: "The patient's death is my responsibility"

Former Coronavirus Czar and chief of Ichilov Hospital sheds tears on air while taking responsibility for fatal accident in COVID ward.

Hospital Chief: "The patient's death is my responsibility"

'The vaccine will arrive within three to six months'

Outgoing coronavirus project manager Professor Ronni Gamzu predicts a vaccine the virus will be available in several months.

'The vaccine will arrive within three to six months'

'Violation of the restrictions is costing us'

Coronavirus czar Prof. Gamzu: I get attacked a lot but I am committed to professional truth.

'Violation of the restrictions is costing us'

Netanyahu considering closing schools tomorrow

PM holds consultations from Washington after Coronavirus Czar asks to close educational institutions beginning tomorrow instead of Friday.

Netanyahu considering closing schools tomorrow

Gamzu: No schools or malls

Coronavirus 'Czar' recommends no schools for entire month of the High Holidays, students to return only up to grade 4 after the holidays.

Gamzu: No schools or malls

Viral apathy in Israel

What is going on? Why are Israelis, who were so conscientious about the first lockdown, rebelling against the corona rules? Op-ed.

Viral apathy in Israel

Gamzu: I understand the frustration, but we must do something

Coronavirus Czar explains decision to impose curfew on 40 red cities.

Gamzu: I understand the frustration, but we must do something

Gamzu: High Holiday lockdown still a possibility

Coonavirus Czar addresses nation after lockdown imposed on 30 towns and cities, calls on all citizens to obey guidelines.

Gamzu: High Holiday lockdown still on the table

'3,074 test coronavirus positive in one day'

Coronavirus coordinator Prof. Ronni Gamzu recommends expanding list of cities defined 'red'.

'3,074 test coronavirus positive in one day'

Galant to haredi leaders: There is no such thing as 'red cities'

Education Minister criticizes coronavirus project manager in closed talks during a visit to Bnei Brak.

Galant to haredi leaders: There is no such thing as 'red cities'

COVID-19 in Israel: List of 'red' cities published

Tiberias, Beitar Illit included in list of municipalities with high COVID-19 morbidity where gatherings to be limited to 20 people outdoors.

COVID-19 in Israel: List of 'red' cities published

Red, yellow and green: 'Traffic Light' plan approved

The 'traffic light' plan has been approved by the Coronavirus Cabinet.

Cabinet approves coronavirus 'Traffic Light' plan

Haaretz columnist: If Gamzu gives in on Uman he's finished

Haaretz economic commentator Nehemia Shtrasler warns Coronavirus Czar not to surrender to haredi opposition to his stance on Uman pilgrimage

'If Gamzu gives in on Uman - he's finished'

Prof. Gamzu: Severe morbidity in Israel, disaster in Arab sector

Coronavirus Czar: It is unreasonable to have 80 flights to Uman given increase in cases, I will not change my mind.

Prof. Gamzu: Severe morbidity in Israel, disaster in Arab sector

Coronavirus Czar Prof. Gamzu writes letters in Torah scroll

Head of national fight against the coronavirus writes phrase 'and you shall guard yourselves very carefully' in Torah scroll.

Coronavirus Czar Prof. Gamzu writes letters in Torah scrollplayer

'Ban on travel to Uman - A slap in the face to thousands of worshipers'

Housing Minister slams coronavirus czar for calling for ban on travel to Rabbi Nachman's grave in Uman this Rosh Hashannah.

'A slap in the face to thousands of worshipers'

How the coronavirus 'traffic light' system will work

Prof. Gamzu explains how system to rate cities according to level of coronavirus risk will work.

How the coronavirus 'traffic light' system will work

Prof. Gamzu: Flights to Uman a 'medical hazard'

Prof. Gamzu outlines comprehensive program to combat epidemic. 'Most people are cooperating, but a maddening minority persists.'

Prof. Gamzu: Flights to Uman a 'medical hazard'

Netanyahu: Great effort underway to avoid lockdown

Prof.Gamzu presents plan to impose a lockdown to Coronavirus Cabinet. The plan is meant to be implemented only if matters do not improve.

Netanyahu: Great effort underway to avoid lockdown

Lockdown looming? No malls or schools

According to the plan that will be presented to the cabinet, citizens will be allowed within 500 m. of their homes for the High Holidays.

Lockdown looming? No malls or schools

Heavy restrictions in 'red' areas, lighter restrictions in 'green'

Program distinguishes between 'red' areas of acute outbreak and 'green' areas with less infections.

Heavy restrictions in 'red' areas, light restrictions in 'green'

Will new COVID-19 restrictions be issued even before the High Holidays?

Coronavirus Czar Prof. Roni Gamzu wants to impose restrictions during September holidays, but PM Netanyahu wants them sooner.

Will new COVID-19 restrictions be issued before High Holidays?

Prof. Gamzu recommends closure on holidays

Prof. Gamzu changes approach, expected to recommend to Corona Cabinet to impose closure during coming holidays in format similar to Passover

Prof. Gamzu recommends closure on holidays

Prof. Roni Gamzu: Hadassah needs immediate financial assistance

Coronavirus Czar visits Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, which treats more COVID-19 patients than any other hospital in Israel.

 Prof. Roni Gamzu: Hadassah needs immediate budget assistance

'If citizens don't stop gathering we will impose a lockdown'

Coronavirus Czar says that when people are afraid to be tested it "creates a latent morbidity."

'If citizens don't stop gathering we will impose a lockdown'

Gamzu: Israel's morbidity the highest in the world

Coronavirus Czar says public must cooperate in efforts to reduce coronavirus infection rates or nation will face a new lockdown.

Gamzu: Israel's morbidity the highest in the world

Netanyahu's proposal to Moshe Kahlon

PM reportedly offered former Finance Minister to be in charge of economic policy following coronavirus crisis.

Netanyahu's proposal to Moshe Kahlon

Weekend restrictions lifted, flights to resume

Coronavirus Cabinet decides to lift restrictions on weekend shopping and sets date for resumption of flights.

Weekend restrictions lifted, flights to resume

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: Whoever endangers others must bear his guilt

Sephardic Chief Rabbi meets with Coronavirus Czar, issues joint statement calling on public to obey Health Ministry guidelines.

Chief Rabbi: Whoever endangers others must bear his guilt

New plan for keeping synagogues opened expected within days

Projector of the fight against COVID-19 in Israel discussed the framework for keeping the nation's synagogues opened to the public.

New plan for keeping synagogues opened expected within days

Will stores be allowed to open on weekends?

Government expected to approve new plan lifting many restrictions to avoid general confusion over what is allowed.

Will stores be allowed to open on weekends?

Coronavirus project manager visits synagogues

Prof. Ronni Gamzu visits synagogues on eve of Tisha B'Av to closely monitor the implementation of the COVID-19 guidelines.

Coronavirus project manager visits synagogues

The Coronavirus Czar's plan to beat the virus

Prof. Roni Gamzu says lockdown is a last resort, IDF to assume more responsibility in stopping spread of coronavirus.

The Coronavirus Czar's plan to beat the virusplayer

Netanyahu: No magic bullet to solve coronavirus

PM Netanyahu says success of fight against coronavirus depends on personal responsibility of all citizens.

Netanyahu: No magic bullet to solve coronavirus

Coronavirus czar Prof. Roni Gamzu voices concern over nat'l lockdown

Newly appoint coronavirus czar says he wants to do everything possible to avoid lockdown.

Coronavirus czar voices concern over nat'l lockdown

Netanyahu: We are waging war around the clock

Prime minister at press conference: We don't want to institute a lockdown, but we will do it if necessary.

Netanyahu: We are waging war around the clock

Prof. Ronni Gamzu appointed coronavirus project manager

Prime Minister and Health Minister decide to appoint Ichilov Hospital CEO to position of national coronavirus project manager.

Prof. Ronni Gamzu to lead coronavirus project

'Cofix revolution' to reach Israeli hospitals?

Health Ministry conducting talks with the 5-shekel coffee chain to lower prices in hospital food courts, ease burden on patients' families.

'Cofix revolution' to reach Israeli hospitals?

Official Resigns over Hadassah Hospital Crisis

Professor Roni Gamzu, Director of the Health Ministry, announces end to four-year tenure as of this June.

High-Ranking Official Resigns over Hadassah Hospital Crisis