The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading around the world, including in Israel. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, but the virus can be fatal. To help maintain the virus, Israel has implemented a number of restrictions on the public.
Digital identity systems are already in use in many countries, linking biometric data such as fingerprints and iris scans to a unique digital code, allowing for remote identification.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Jews everywhere find new ways to celebrate the biblical holiday
This year, as we sit down to our incomplete Seder tables, celebrate our imperfect Passovers, let us hold fast to the words of Kol Hamira.
With the resources of US Jewish organizations stretched to the limit to help people locally, The Fellowship is the one NGO that is focused exclusively on helping Israel right now.
US officials have said that the sanctions do not target medicine for Iran and Washington had offered to help Tehran face the outbreak. Iran has dismissed the offer as ridiculous.
The 55-year-old British leader received oxygen support but was not put on a ventilator and his designated deputy, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, said he would soon be back at the helm.
The companies include Switzerland's Clariant and Germany's CropEnergies AG
Explaining the rising deficit, the Finance Ministry said "the effects of the coronavirus crisis began to manifest themselves on the Israeli economy and budgetary activity" in March.
The country's youngest virus victim, a 37-year-old with extensive preexisting conditions, died on Tuesday.
“There are direct links between the current spread of the coronavirus and that of antisemitism.”
'I thank the Defense Ministry and El Al, who we sent to the end of the world in order to bring lifesaving equipment here'
'The loss to [the Jewish people], and Agudas Yisroel, is incalculable'
“I made it clear yesterday that these social distancing regulations are not just please, they are regulations that you can be fined for,” Cuomo said.
'This is our story, our anchor, what binds us together – even when we need to be apart.'
In an attempt to curb the continued spread of the highly infectious and deadly virus, Bnei Brak was turned into a “restricted” city, with residents only allowed to leave for specific reasons.
Raab, 46, does not identify himself as Jewish.
'These presentations help people confront and accept the situation they’re living. Accepting helps empower [them] for the future.'
Given our wealth of community organizations and deeply generous donors, all it would take to feed all Jews in need for Passover, no questions asked, is the communal will to do so.
'I’m praying we come out better people, more compassionate. God didn’t finish the world. It is our job to finish the work as God’s partners and make it better for all human beings.'
The president said the country might be on track for far fewer deaths than projected.
'All this has happened in two weeks. We went from business as usual to we have to cancel everything and stay home. I’ve never seen things change on a daily basis the way they are now.'
'The ship is following protocols and taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of all crew members and patients on board.'
"Ninety percent of the materials are the same that we use to make the SEAT Leon," Patricia Such, SEAT's director of health, security and emergencies, said.
About half of the people in these jobs have gone on leave since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, impacting the services provided to at-risk children and youth.
The masks were procured from China and shipped to Israel in order that the IDF can begin using them within days.
"I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naive nor stupid," Modly said in an apology issued on Monday amid calls for his removal.
The Maccabi Tel Aviv star reflects on his religious lifestyle and how it’s helped combat coronavirus.
Israel’s medical forces are primed and ready, possess the expertise and are currently available to treat a much larger scope of ill patients than is likely at the immediate time.
Egypt will ban any gatherings and public iftars, or fast-breaking meals, as well as collective social activities.
Asked whether they were satisfied with Netanyahu’s handling of the crisis over the coronavirus, 68% said yes, and only 30% said no. Among Likud voters, 95% said they were satisfied.
This pandemic will pass over us, it will end. We do not know how, but we know that we have been tested before and we have come through.
Even amidst the fight to overcome COVID-19, we will never lose sight of our moral compass.
Everyone is asking the question: When will we be able to return to normal? Flattening the curve does not provide an answer to this question.
The plague of the coronavirus has been indiscriminate: Every man, woman and child, in every country, of every religion, is a potential target of this calamitous pandemic.
Media consumers presume, at the most basic level, that the media will inform them of the news using the most basic of tools, the four Ws: Who, What, When, Where and Why.
More than 10 years have passed, but I can still smell the bleached sterility of Rambam Hospital’s bone marrow transplant ward
Beyond being the ultimate peoplehood people and freedom fighters, Zionists deftly transform traumas into opportunities.
Movrs and shakers in Israeli society.
Within the last two weeks alone it was discovered that dozens of businesses have already raised the prices of foods such as eggs, milk, cheese and challah.
In the time of the coronavirus emergency, the Jewish Agency is stepping up to help, in the Diaspora and in Israel.
Infected persons alerts database delayed by week to secure privacy; Guarding Passover Zoom seders from attack
He admitted part of his motive is to get sports back and give those sheltering in place something to look forward to sooner rather than later.
"The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses."
There is no doubt that these unique times have generated some unique rulings because of the exceptional time we are living through.
“Lockdown is lunacy,” Prof. Yoram Lass, a member of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, told The Jerusalem Post. “It's impossible to stop a virus by government decree.”
Springsteen had planned on releasing an album and touring with the E Street Band in 2020, but those plans seem to have been at the very least delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
“AmboVent” is a device inspired by the bag-valve mask ventilators that paramedics use when they’re manually ventilating patients in an ambulance.
The absence of such products has harmed the Gaza business sector in the midst of the global economic crisis
The Jerusalem Post helps you understand the government's latest restrictions
"As in every crisis, there are new opportunities and there is a lot of activity in Israel to detect what these possibilities will be," Prof. Leonardo Leiderman said in a webinar.
Katz thanks Germany for cooperation in bringing Israelis home
The payments will be made automatically and in full to the eligible immigrants and 'returning citizens.'
The coronavirus crisis pulled out the rug just as Tehran started to stabilize.
The pandemic has made it clear, to governments and big pharma alike, that dedicating significant resources to proactive vaccination strategies are key to save lives.
Sinful said sales of a 10-day love challenge for couples rose more than four-fold since mid-March compared with the same period before the lockdown.
The Knesset coronavirus task force's report offered the government recommendations, such as making changes to the country’s testing policies and establishing a national crisis-management body.
The woman was shot in the back of the head whereas the man’s injury was self-inflicted.
"Now voters will be forced to choose between their health and their right to vote, an untenable choice that responsible public officials tried to avoid."
British American Tobacco recently announced that it is working on a potential vaccine for coronavirus through its US biotech subsidiary, Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP).
The death rate in the region was similar to that globally and there have been encouraging signs of new cases in Iran flattening off in recent days, though other states were still at risk
Since the park's shutdown, staff began to notice certain behaviors that would indicate the two pandas were entering the breeding season.
There is no doubting that Passover, and especially Seder this year, will be very tough. But I hope it will serve as a source of inspiration for us all, and as we always say, “Next year in Jerusalem."
The remote screening platform developed by Tel Aviv-based Diagnostic Robotics, has played a key role in Israel's efforts to monitor the spread of the outbreak in recent weeks.
The total number of coronavirus cases has reached 62,589, with 2,089 new infections, Jahanpur said.
One of the many tragedies of the coronavirus is that people are dying as statistics, not as individuals.
"If you would have said two months ago that Bibi would shut down the entire country and the nation would be supporting him, no one would believe you."
“Over the past month we have been focused on a new enemy: corona.”
“Worldwide” doesn’t seem so wide anymore as we have entered a state of isolation.
Fifty families are expected to take part in the online seder - which will include the reading of the hagaddah, singing songs and lots and lost of food.
The group of Chinese alumni said that they decided on the initiative out of appreciation to the school.
Approximately 52,000 special education students will return to study in small groups, according to clear and precise guidelines from the Health Ministry.
As both sectors tend to shun or distrust the mainstream media, distributing information comes with unique challenges.
Inovio has been well ahead of other pharmaceutical companies with regards to getting a working coronavirus vaccine into worldwide circulation.
Ahead of Passover, Special Assistant to President Trump, Avi Berkowitz, told The Jerusalem Post that people should celebrate the Seder with their nuclear families this year, urging social distancing.
The donation will help 22 hospitals acquire respirators, ICU beds, and other medical equipment
"The problem is, can you feed 60 million people at the rate you can get people through the stores with that social distancing?" one industry executive told Reuters.
149 in serious condition, 117 intubated * Israel loses 37-year-old to the disease
Ahead of Passover, Special Assistant to President Trump Avi Berkowitz said that people should celebrate the Seder only with their nuclear families this year, urging social distancing.
Mainland China reported on Tuesday a drop in new coronavirus cases after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners to curb imported infections.
Across America, Jewish federations are finding unconventional ways to cope with the restrictions while helping with Passover needs.
In late March, Genetics giant BGI announced it would be working alongside Israeli company MyHeritage to build a lab capable of testing up to 10,000 people a day for coronavirus.
Tehran's regime repeatedly refused to accept humanitarian aid from the US government.
El Al chairman Eli Defes warned earlier on Monday that El Al is "likely to close" if the government does not provide financial assistance within the coming days.
Ahead of the Jewish people’s first “coronavirus Passover,” the legendary hero shares a message of hope
The prime minister asked for Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize for him when necessary.
On Monday, the state filed a legal brief regarding a dispute over how much access to lawyers security detainees will have during the coronavirus period.
Pictures of haredim holding large weddings after the government prohibited gathering of more than 10 people are maddening, But so, too, were photos of crowded Tel Aviv beaches.
Globalization cannot be halted. Epidemics were never stemmed by isolation.
Just like coronavirus has affected almost every single person, so too has the Internet response.
Despite significant scientific evidence and extensive predictions, not one Western democracy was prepared to deal with the coronavirus flare-up.
Despite the severe impact of the coronavirus on the Israeli economy and the Israeli industry sector, Israeli ports continue to function reasonably well.
Despite the Iranian leadership’s misplaced values and egregious actions, the international community continues to turn a blind eye to blatant humanitarian abuses of the regime.
While the majority of hi-tech projects seeking funding have hit a snooze button, real estate projects must continue.
The school is now partnering with local organizations and individuals to increase the production of face-shields.
Thousands of tons of food to be delivered to troops, residents of Bnei Brak; police to enforce government regulations over holiday.
The drug is to be tested on a total of 80 patients at Hadassah, Sourasky, Poriah Hospital in Tiberias and Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, together with researchers from Hebrew University.
Several Palestinians who were caught trying to smuggle workers from Israel in their vehicles were arrested by the PA security forces in the past few days.
Simply placing everyone in quarantine is not a good enough solution.