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    Plane touches ground despite nationwide lockdown that grounded all international and domestic flights; travelers falsely declare they have option to self-isolate to enter country
    Posted: April 9, 2020, 1:22 pm
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    83-year-old patient is 4th tenant of Yavne'el nursing home to have died of COVID-19; Passover curfew ends and Israelis allowed once more to shop for essential supplies in stores closest to their homes
    Posted: April 9, 2020, 9:20 am
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    Couriers taking marijuana to buyers stuck at home under coronavirus restrictions say outfits worn by workers for companies such as Wolt and Gett give them freedom of movement untroubled by police - and these items are of high value
    Posted: April 9, 2020, 7:52 am
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    Although global battle against COVID-19 is still ongoing, experts say Israel's quick response to outbreak and fast public response are reasons for cautious optimism
    Posted: April 9, 2020, 7:13 am
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    Israelis take to their balconies to share Seder songs in show of unity, as stringent measures confine most to their homes on the first night of the festival celebrating the exodus from bondage in Egypt
    Posted: April 8, 2020, 9:03 pm
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    83-year-old patient is 4th tenant of Yavne'el nursing home to have died of COVID-19; Passover curfew ends and Israelis allowed once more to shop for essential supplies in stores closest to their homes
    Posted: April 8, 2020, 6:53 pm
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    Streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other cities empty with most of population confined to their homes from Wednesday afternoon until Thursday morning to deter mass gatherings for Seder Night; less stringent lockdown in place until Friday as authorities try to combat the spread of pathogen
    Posted: April 8, 2020, 12:46 pm
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    Benny Gantz says although there's a need to 'join forces in crisis' it will not come 'at all cost,' blaming Likud members for going back on an agreement; PM's party claims Gantz's faction rejects joint decision making
    Posted: April 8, 2020, 12:29 pm
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    The 97-year-old Holocaust survivor was among the first 17 families who arrived in Be'er Sheva in 1949; his grandson says this week Shimon Rainzilber was diagnosed with COVID-19 having suffered with symptoms for days, while the staff completely ignored him
    Posted: April 8, 2020, 11:21 am
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    The interior minister says although so far the enforcement tactic has been 'tolerant,' the authorities are set to increase monitoring, especially in Haredi cities and neighborhoods, as the nation prepares to enter a curfew on Seder night
    Posted: April 8, 2020, 9:48 am
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    Palestinian laborers could stay in Israel, where wages are much higher but the COVID-19 outbreak is more severe than in the West Bank, or they could return home to quarantine with a curfew and unemployment
    Posted: April 8, 2020, 8:42 am
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    In an emergency airlift, some 30,000 hazmat suits intended for medical teams had also been brought on an El Al flight from Seoul, as Israel scrambles to purchase needed supplies to fight COVID-19 epidemic
    Posted: April 8, 2020, 8:15 am
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    The Health Ministry confirms two of the victims, aged 97 and 96, contracted COVID-19 at Mishan nursing home in Be'er Sheva, bringing the number of fatalities at the facility to 10; there is a slight decrease in the number of patients in serious condition
    Posted: April 8, 2020, 6:55 am
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    Health officials have recommended increased restrictions and enforcement in those areas so that the virus does not spread out into other parts of the city though no decision has been made by the government
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 9:41 pm
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    Hospital says patient suffered from severe underlying health conditions and received respiratory assistance in the last week; Israel's virus death tally reaches 65 and number of confirmed cases rises to 9,248
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 7:18 pm
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    Members of so-called Hilltop Youth won't comply with emergency regulations and enter quarantine in Jerusalem motel, clash with police seeking alternative at detention facility in southern Israel
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 7:06 pm
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    Hospital says received equipment necessary for respiration process that is not compatible with ventilators available at the hospital; head of Tel Aviv hospital offers to admit any patients in need of respirator
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 7:06 pm
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    Hospital says patient suffered from severe underlying health conditions and received respiratory assistance in the last week; Israel's virus death tally reaches 61 and number of confirmed cases jumps to 9,006
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 7:01 pm
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    Terror group ruling Gaza hits back after Netanyahu indicates willingness for deal; pan-Arab outlet says Jerusalem linked coronavirus aid to Strip to progress in efforts to recover 2 Israeli civilians, bodies of 2 IDF soldiers who fell in 2014 war
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 5:37 pm
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    Nationwide restrictions include remaining within municipal boundaries, shopping for essential supplies in immediate vicinity only; country to be under full curfew from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning, to deter movement on Seder Night
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 5:19 pm
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    Roads Authority says traffic density went up by 45% in comparison with previous week; trend began on Monday, as rumors of planned restrictions surface
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:17 pm
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    According to charges, man was to relay information regarding strategic and security matters as well as rifts in Israeli society; was asked to identify more possible recruits willing to work for Iran
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:13 pm
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    Data included in regular oversight reports made by Shin Bet to lawmakers; method involves following movements of confirmed patients through their mobile device in order to locate people they came into contact with
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 2:40 pm
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    Notnim Tikva usually offers a helping hand to sick children and their families, but has expanded its operations to now offer any assistance to those leading the fight against COVID-19 at the country's largest hospital
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 2:22 pm
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    Members of the radical ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem Faction demonstrate in Haredi settlement of Modi'in Illit against new government measures, enraging some locals who clashed with the protesters
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:39 pm
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    Government approves final draft for new set of emergency measures to combat COVID-19 with a nationwide one-night curfew set to kick in at 3pm Wednesday; countrywide lockdown to last until 7am Friday; officials to issue order requiring use of surgical masks for anyone leaving the house
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:26 pm
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    Shoppers all across the country wait hours in line to get into supermarkets, stockpiling groceries ahead of the Jewish holiday as government set to approve new emergency measures meant to combat coronavirus; 'Some people have been waiting in line since 6am,' says one shopper
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 10:20 am
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    The new emergency measures meant to combat spread of COVID-19, set to take effect sometime on Tuesday, will not expire on Friday morning as was originally planned; the new steps include a curfew on the eve of the Passover on Wednesday
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 8:11 am
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    140 people are in serious condition with 109 on ventilators, while 670 people have overcome the disease; health experts say slowing increase in diagnoses is a cause for optimism
    Posted: April 7, 2020, 5:54 am
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    Netanyahu says holiday week crucial to maintain optimistic indicators that spread of coronavirus is slowing down, promises 10,000 tests a day and a gradual lifting of restrictions after eight-day festival ends
    Posted: April 6, 2020, 8:07 pm
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    PM expected to announce decision Monday night; government fears Israelis will be tempted to leave home for holiday; cabinet delays meeting to impose further restrictions on predominately ultra-Orthodox cities, reportedly at behest of Haredi ministers Deri and Litzman
    Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:05 pm
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    Labor leader Amir Peretz says now newly dissolved union with left-wing Meretz was 'half hearted'; party MK slams him for decision, calling to resist move; Gantz and Netanyahu meet for further talks on unity
    Posted: April 6, 2020, 4:26 pm
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    Donors dispatch much-needed test kits, protective equipment to West Bank; Palestinian officials worry that they won't be able to keep up, especially with tens of thousands of workers returning from Israel
    Posted: April 6, 2020, 4:04 pm
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    Health Ministry says five people have succumbed to COVID-19 since Monday morning, including a woman who became the seventh resident of Be'er Sheva nursing home to die of virus
    Posted: April 6, 2020, 3:50 pm
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    Health minister, speaking for first time since being diagnosed with COVID-19, says decision by Ramat Gan Municipality to put up barricade along its border with the Haredi city creates friction between ultra-Orthodox and the rest of the population
    Posted: April 6, 2020, 2:15 pm
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    Health Ministry's No. 2 says the issue of ill-fitting surgical masks, which the public must wear outside due to spread of coronavirus, will be resolved in the coming days; Chief Rabbinate says that ruling permitting to shave in order for mask to fit, might be in the works
    Posted: April 6, 2020, 12:15 pm
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    Health Ministry report shows the ratio of COVID-19 infection in ultra-Orthodox communities surpasses the national rate of infection - which has doubled itself - with the top spot going to northern Haredi town of Rekhasim, where over the past week the number of confirmed cases has increased 8.7 times
    Posted: April 6, 2020, 11:25 am
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    Officials say closure set to be more lenient than one imposed on ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak; Jerusalem mayor warns lockdown may not be effective as it leaves large families cramped in one house or apartment with no option of leaving
    Posted: April 6, 2020, 9:02 am
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    The Health Ministry says there has been a rise of 760 confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, with an 11% jump in the number of COVID-19 patients in serious condition; 3 people have died at Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center in past 24 hours
    Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:09 am
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    National coronavirus death toll up to 49; 139 patients still in serious condition; health official says lab equipment will receive required adjustments to suit newly developed replacement to key reagents for coronavirus
    Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:21 pm
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    Travelers allowed entry into country after declaring they have option to self-isolate for next two weeks; passenger on plane says some returnees took taxi home upon leaving airport
    Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:15 pm
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    Total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 8,430, 139 patients still in serious condition; 84-year-old woman who died earlier Wednesday contracted the virus at the same 'Mishan' assisted living facility in Be'er Sheva as five other virus victims
    Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:11 pm
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    Dalia Salmona, 84, moved to Be'er Sheva in her 20s after finishing nursing school; she worked at the city's Soroka Medical Center until her retirement and last Friday she had been admitted to the hospital one last time after contracting COVID-19 at Mishan nursing home, where she spent the last 5 years
    Posted: April 5, 2020, 2:45 pm
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    Home Front Command chief says troops will assist in providing food and medicine as well as increased testing by HMOs; troops will also disseminate critical information that insular local community will not have seen
    Posted: April 5, 2020, 10:54 am
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    Officials warn a shortage of testing will leave decision-makers in the dark about measures needed to curb the spread of virus, while subjecting medical teams and patients in hospitals to unnecessary risk
    Posted: April 5, 2020, 9:50 am
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    The Geophysical Institute of Israel reported the tremblor's epicenter was some 100 km (62 miles) south of the city of Eilat along the Great Rift Valley; 'Storms, coronavirus and now earthquake, what else? The 10 plagues?' says one Eilat resident
    Posted: April 5, 2020, 9:10 am
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    The Health Ministry confirms one of the people to have died from COVID-19 is an 84-year-old woman who contracted the virus at the same 'Mishan' assisted living facility in Be'er Sheva as five other virus victims; 127 patients still in serious condition
    Posted: April 5, 2020, 6:41 am
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    The Health Ministry says over the past 24 hours there has been a 10% increase in the number of COVID-19 patients with serious symptoms and in the number of people needing respiratory support
    Posted: April 4, 2020, 7:35 pm
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    The Health Ministry says among the victims are two women from a nursing home in Be'er Sheva where 3 other coronavirus fatalities also lived; condition of 22-year-old man, Israel's youngest patient with serious symptoms continues to deteriorate
    Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:12 pm
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    Four people, all in their 70s, have succumbed to virus since morning; Health Ministry says 113 in serious condition, with 96 people on ventilators; 631 doctors and 1,023 nurses now in quarantine due to exposure to virus
    Posted: April 3, 2020, 6:54 pm
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    Due to ban on mass gatherings, officials say April 18 ceremony at Church of Sepulchre will be limited to about 10 religious leaders from various Orthodox denominations, with a creative way to deliver flame to overseas communities
    Posted: April 3, 2020, 3:21 pm
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    Police units wearing surgical masks and gloves move swiftly to cordon off major intersections into predominantly ultra-Orthodox city after cabinet approves emergency regulations to make it a 'restricted zone' due to high rate of infections
    Posted: April 3, 2020, 10:38 am
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    Bnei Brak first city declared 'restricted area' as coronavirus cases in predominately ultra-Orthodox community surge; host of additional religious communities may soon follow
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 9:03 pm
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    Latest fatalities are a 91-year-old man who was hospitalized at Beilinson Hospital and an 84-year-old man who was hospitalized at Shaare Tzedek Hospital
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 8:23 pm
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    Latest fatalities are a 91-year-old man who was hospitalized at Beilinson Hospital and an 84-year-old man who was hospitalized at Shaare Tzedek Hospital
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 8:19 pm
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    Police still waiting for Justice Ministry document clarifying how to enforce directive; soldiers help enforce social distancing in southern Tel Aviv due to repeated offenses
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:00 pm
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    Senior citizens aged 80 and over to be taken to designated hotel outside predominately ultra-Orthodox city; IDF announces soldiers to be deployed to distribute food, medicine during lockdown
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 5:26 pm
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    Rabbi's confidant says no harm done as participants in prayer live together; officials say more draconian restrictions on religious may not serve purpose of curbing virus' spread
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 4:31 pm
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    PM shows a viral video from 2007 American mini-series to his ministers during a cabinet meeting, while making an assertion that Iranian authorities have been hiding the real number of coronavirus-related fatalities
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 12:22 pm
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    The Health Ministry says over the past 24 hours the number of new diagnoses in the predominantly Haredi city has jumped by 25% to 900 total cases, up from 723; Jerusalem and Modi'in Illit also show large spikes of new cases in past 24 hours
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 10:38 am
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    A hospital administrator calls the Health Ministry's demand to free up hospital beds by reducing non-COVID-19 treatments by 20%, 'ill-advised'; warns patients suffering from cancer and other serious diseases might be left entirely untreated
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 9:28 am
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    The Health Ministry says the latest fatalities are all men who suffered underlying health conditions, aged 72, 77, 78, 90, 95 and 87 respectively; the latter contracted the virus at a nursing home in Be'er Sheva where 2 other COVID-19 victims also resided
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:31 am
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    The Health Ministry's director general, the head of Mossad and the NSC head all enter quarantine after coming in contact with Litzman in past few days; health minister's wife also confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:25 am
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    Netanyahu said all needs of residents in the city will be filled and those tested positive with COVID-19 will be taken to dedicated hotels for treatment; says ultra-Orthodox community now understands the gravity of the pandemic and following directives
    Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:09 am
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    Though efforts continue to increase testing for COVID-19, many find themselves left stranded after their test results were lost or are given contradictory directives from health officials, adding to the already harsh daily routine
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 8:56 pm
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    As Easter draws ever nearer and Israel finds itself in the midst of harsh coronavirus restriction, representatives of the three main Churches in Jerusalem send statement, saying that prayers at the site of Jesus' crucifixion will continue
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 8:24 pm
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    Latest fatality is 66-year-old man who had underlying health problems; 6,092 people now confirmed to have virus, including 95 in serious condition of whom 81 are on ventilators
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 8:07 pm
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    The young children of Tamar Levy-Peretz lost their father a few months after they were born, and their mother passed away this week; 'We are a close knit family of eight siblings, with lots of cousins and we are all united in giving back to her children,' says relative
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 6:46 pm
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    Police patrolling Ajami neighborhood detain man who refused to present his ID, sparking violent protests; local residents say officers behaved aggressively
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:31 pm
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    The latest fatality is a 66-year-old woman, who suffered from many and significant background illnesses at Sheba Medical Center; fourth death reported since Wednesday morning
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:09 pm
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    Passengers say they were not tested or had to report any medical condition before boarding flight; upon arrival, all aboard were told to quarantine despite PM's instructions they be held in coronavirus dedicated hotel
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:56 pm
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    The latest fatality is a 74-year-old man who passed away after being in critical condition at the Wolfson Medical Center near Tel Aviv; His death was reported moments after reports that a 69-year-old woman had died in Jerusalem, both having suffered from underlying health conditions
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 3:46 pm
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    The latest data shows the number of new COVID-19 diagnoses in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem over the past 24 hours is almost 10 times higher than in most Israelis cities, including Tel Aviv; Bnei Brak deputy mayor says majority of residents comply with Health Ministry directives
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:14 am
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    According to government officials, some restrictions meant to combat COVID-19 are set to be lifted sometime after the holiday of Passover, but schools and kindergartens will remain closed for at least the start of May
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 9:13 am
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    The Health Ministry says the latest fatality is a 98-year-old woman who was hospitalized at the Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva, the second victims who contracted COVID-19 at 'Mishan' nursing home in the southern city
    Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:09 am
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    Netanyahu ordered Israel Institute for Biological Research to join fight against pandemic on Feb. 1; PMO says IIBR director reported 'significant progress' but says that they are only now 'preparing a model for commencing animal trial'
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:11 pm
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    State TV says IAF jets opened fire on Homs region while flying in Lebanese airspace, targeted unspecified army position; Beirut residents say they heard sound of warplanes in air shortly before airstrikes were reported
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:25 pm
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    Health Ministry says country now has 5,358 confirmed cases of the virus, including 94 people in serious condition, 105 people in moderate condition; 76 patients currently require ventilators
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:07 pm
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    Bennett warning of lack of life-saving equipment leads to collaboration between Defense Ministry, state-owned IAI and medical device maker Inovytec to convert weapons facility
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:49 pm
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    Week-long stringent measures include ban on public prayer sessions, with few exceptions, funerals limited to 20 people and circumcisions to 10; workplaces must ensure distance between employees, disinfect shared equipment
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:48 pm
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    Clad in protective garb and gas masks against coronavirus, some sprayed sanitizer on the wall's ancient stones while others held onto their sticks with gloves as they extracted the paper notes left in 'God's mailbox'
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:40 pm
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    Aviv Kochavi attended debate 10 days ago with individual later confirmed to have been infected; heads of Home Front Command and Operations Directorate also present and also in isolation until the weekend
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 2:42 pm
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    Other two victims are 50-year-old mother of three and a 49-year-old widow, the youngest victim so far, who leaves behind 4-year-old twins whose father passed away three years ago
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 1:23 pm
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    Health Ministry DG Bar-Siman-Tov says no need to hurry to purchase masks, as simple makeshift cloth face cover will suffice, says government considers placing virus hotspots under lockdown
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:57 am
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    Defense Minister Bennett says move pending Cabinet approval as well as assessment of privacy issues from attorney general, who has authority to block motion
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:29 am
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    Family of country's youngest virus victim says doctors first diagnosed patient with strep throat before she was hospitalized; she is survived by two 4-year-old twins
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:37 am
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    Litzman says 'will keep doing whatever is necessary' as he faces backlash from ultra-Orthodox community, denies reports of low compliance with health regulations among religious, blames rogue groups
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:02 am
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    In Bnei Brak so far, 34% of residents tested are confirmed to have coronavirus in comparison with 6% in Tel Aviv and 10% in Jerusalem
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:00 am
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    The woman who had been treated in the Sheba Medical Center coronavirus ICU for the past 10 days was reported to have had underlying health conditions; both are the youngest to have died from the virus so far
    Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:37 am
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    Distribution of aid to Gazan families continuing despite no officials arriving from Doha this month; Israeli private plane did however make very short trip to Doha on Monday morning, returning almost immediately
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:32 pm
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    25-year-old accused of contact with foreign agent, handing information to enemy with intent to harm state security, providing service to terrorist organization; defendant allegedly photographed military assets, Haifa port, hospital
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:22 pm
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    Rise of 348 cases since Monday morning; 79 people in serious condition, with 66 on respirators; 161 have now recovered, including 38-year-old bus driver previously in very serious condition but who has now been allowed home
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:42 pm
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    PM says there are communities in the country that 'disrespect the government guidelines'; Netanyahu along with Kahlon, via satellite, also presented NIS 80 billion financial rescue package in an effort to boost ailing economy in wake of COVID-19 crisis
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:12 pm
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    Gaza's rulers set to build 2 massive isolation facilities, hoping to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and overwhelming the broken health system in the Strip, where 2 million people squeezed into an area twice the size of Washington, D.C.
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 4:58 pm
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    Police forces begin patrolling Haredi neighborhoods, prone to contagion because they're tend to be poor and congested, after a series of incidents that defied national guidelines resulted in a spike of CIVUD-19 infections in the religious community
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 4:27 pm
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    Ynet learns the Health Ministry mulls announcing a U-turn on its previous position that masks yield little benefit in protecting from pathogen, saying the gear offers partial protection as proven by Asian countries with low mortality rates from COVID-19
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 3:35 pm
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    While most of Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox community is slowly implementing measures to halt the spread of the outbreak, some are refusing to listen to their rabbis and react with hostility to any attempt to crack down on their movements
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 1:29 pm
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    Quarantine for premier and inner circle could end if epidemiological study shows Rivka Paluch, Netanyahu's adviser on ultra-Orthodox affairs, did not have contact with prime minister in past two weeks; Gantz may also be subjected to self-isolation
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 12:42 pm
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    The number of patients in need of ventilators has seen a 46% increase adding to concerns that up to 5,000 people will be requiring respiratory support while the number of existing ventilators cannot support the expected need
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 11:44 am
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    With data showing number of life-saving units in center far exceeds that of periphery, the Forum for the Promotion of Health in the Galilee warns those who live in the north 'may pay for this with their lives'
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 11:42 am
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    The Prime Minister's Office says they will follow Health Ministry guidelines in responding to this development; If Ms. Paluch and the prime minister were in the same room for more than 15 minutes Netanyahu may be required to quarantine
    Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:15 am
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    Firebrand politician claims was 'exposed to testimonies of Israeli soldiers trying to spread virus on car handles', cites racism and hatred as main motive behind actions
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 9:10 pm
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    The Health Ministry says 74 patients are in serious condition; among those with serious symptoms is a man in his 20s with no underlying health problems
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:46 pm
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    Dr. Erez unsure country's intensive care units could cope with influx of thousands of serious COVID-19 patients requiring respiratory assistance; all elective procedures brought to a halt
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 6:29 pm
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    Elderly Jerusalem woman succumbs to complications related to COVID-19; 'She was a dedicated mother and grandmother who always put the good of her children before her own,' says family
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 4:04 pm
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    Twenty-two year old with no underlying health conditions contracts virus while on trip overseas; family admits man to hospital after his condition worsens, despite protests
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:21 pm
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    In an open letter Netanyahu and Gantz, doctors lament years of neglect that left the country's health care system at its lowest point during the time of coronavirus outbreak; sources say there are no plans to replace Litzman in the next government
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:58 pm
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    The Health Ministry says the two latest fatalities are a 92-year-old man, who was hospitalized at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, and a 94-year-old woman treated at Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:19 pm
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    The Daily Mail reports the Duke of Sussex, who organizes the multi-sport event for wounded armed services personnel, has agreed in principle with the Israeli delegation on participation in 2022 games and drawn ire of UK's Muslims; teams from Jordan and Iraq also set to participate
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 9:46 am
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    Eyewitnesses say police forces that were present at the funeral, attended by some 400 people, not only failed to enforce the new restrictions meant to fight COVID-19 but even allowed for the event to continue with no interruptions
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 8:05 am
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    The Health Ministry says 66 patients are in serious condition with at least 54 being hooked-up to ventilators; among those with serious symptoms is a man in his 20s with no underlying health problems
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:57 am
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    Sources say the number of workers considered 'essential' to be cut by another 15%, while enforcement of restrictions will increase though some ministers remain opposed to the move, claiming isolation of the elderly would be enough
    Posted: March 29, 2020, 6:38 am
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    After two more died from the virus Friday, death toll remains at 12; Israeli tourist in Italy reported to die from the virus; citizens were instructed Thursday to remain at home with emergency measures in place for a period of seven days
    Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:05 pm
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    At Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, a part of the ICU was hastily adapted into a specialist ward to fight the virus; ward director Dr. Daniel King is bracing for the worst-case scenario and cannot fathom why some people are not taking the implications of the disease seriously
    Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:46 pm
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    Some 500 soldiers will join police squads from Sunday to help 'in patrolling, isolating and securing certain areas, blocking routes and additional similar assignments,' the military says in statement
    Posted: March 28, 2020, 12:53 pm
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    After two more died from the virus Friday, death toll remains at 12; citizens were instructed Thursday to remain at home with emergency measures in place for a period of seven days
    Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:28 am
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    No damage or injuries reported; IDF tanks and aircraft attack three Hamas sites in response; incident comes after month-long lull in cross border violence, after Islamic Jihad terror group launched more than 100 rockets at Israeli communities
    Posted: March 28, 2020, 6:35 am
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    Claiming leaders must take responsibility and join in the fight against the coronavirus and for the future of Israel's economy Gantz says his door remains open for his former partners to join as well
    Posted: March 27, 2020, 8:53 pm
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    PMO says new plans to tighten restrictions on movement to be presented to Netanyahu and ministers over next 48 hours; Health Ministry officials say they intend to step up testing for coronavirus with aim of reaching 30,000 tests per day
    Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:12 pm
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    Israelis were instructed Thursday to remain at home with emergency measures in place for a period of seven days but officials warn a complete lock-down will be imposed if there is no decline in the number of new cases
    Posted: March 27, 2020, 3:06 pm
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