Coronavirus News

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.

Campers playing on the water at Camp Modin. The camp is perhaps the first Jewish camp in the country to announce, in detail, how it plans to open.
Cuomo ban on summer camps upheld by judge, ruled constitutional
In the wake of the coronavirus, COGAT officers and soldiers deliver essentials to the needy and disabled in Jerusalem for Passover
Soldiers given approval to use release-grant for any use amid coronavirus
By CELIA JEAN
NEW YORK CITY Mayor Bill de Blasio with his wife, Chirlane McCray, in September 2019.
The public confusion about COVID-19 and its wider effect
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz at the weekly cabinet meeting, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem on June 28, 2020.
Closures are bad, but we can prevent them from happening again
Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz at the weekly cabinet meeting, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem on June 28, 2020.
Gantz and coronavirus: Impactful or irrelevant? - Analysis
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The social workers’ strike
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting
Netanyahu to lose annexation option if new elections held first
A U.S. flag hangs on a tree trunk amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Keene, New Hampshire, U.S., April 19, 2020.
US tops 130,000 deaths from COVID-19 after record surge in cases
By REUTERS
An Israeli soldier wearing a face mask walking in Jaffa Gate, outside Jerusalem Old City on July 5, 2020.
Coronavirus restrictions reinstated: What are the new rules?
Knesset commitee on coronavirus meets to discuss furher regulations, April 7, 2020
Bill allowing coronavirus decisions to bypass Knesset voted into law
THE ANTISEMITIC corona conspiracy theories posted on social media wouldn’t be out of place in ‘Der Sturmer.’
WZO warns: With antisemitism, coronavirus 'least of Diaspora's worries'
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Yair Lapid speaking on March 26, 2020
Lapid: Coronavirus management ‘humiliating national failure’
Anais, a student at the International Bilingual School (EIB), attends her online lessons in her bedroom in Paris as a lockdown is imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in France, March 20, 2020.
Make a vaccine? I'm trying to teach my kids the alphabet
By REUTERS
Employees work on a production line manufacturing face masks at a factory, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China February 15, 2020
Bubonic plague warning issued after case identified in Chinese hospital
By REUTERS
Israeli border policemen wearing protective gear as a precaution against the coronavirus, guard at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem
PA: Deploy UN troops at border crossings with Israel to combat coronavirus
Israel Police enforce coronavirus regulations in Jerusalem
Ohana calls to release body cam footage amid police brutality reports
The coronavirus cabinet during a meeting on Wednesday
Corona chief: Public health services failed; gov’t made foolish decisions
Magen David Adom medical team members, wearing protective gear, are handling a Coronavirus test from a patient in Jerusalem, April 7, 2020.
With coronavirus cases rising, MDA sees hotline activity triple
Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein speaks during a press conference about the coronavirus COVID-19, at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem on July 6, 2020.
More than 1,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday as spike continues
Event hall, illustrative
Bat Mitzvah has over 1,000 guests, flouting Health Ministry regulations
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Elem President Nava Barak discusses the report on abuse with President Reuven Rivlin, July 5, 2020
Sexual, physical, verbal abuse of youth spiked during coronavirus crisis
A Jewish ultra-Orthodox man looks onto a local billboard with instructions related to the coronavirus at a street in a Jewish Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 27, 2020
Jewish deaths in UK more than double this year due to coronavirus
By CELIA JEAN
Students on campus at Tel Aviv University
University entrance exams canceled mid-testing period due to coronavirus
By CELIA JEAN
AVI GRAINIK shoots a promo for the new fund.
Relief fund for actors set up by Hapoalim and actors guild
The IDF holds a blood drive in light of the coronavirus crisis
IDF: Combat soldiers to be allowed home only once every 21 days
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting
Netanyahu’s deadly COVID-19 blunders
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on June 30, 2020.
A difficult week for Netanyahu - Analysis
A woman stands at the counter inside a Israel Post office in Jerusalem
Get a mobile plan for NIS 16 per month – at the post office
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Israel Police officers oversee people wearing masks in Jerusalem
Study finds first wave of COVID-19 positively boosted Israel’s image
SECURITY SURVEILLANCE monitors. Privacy advocates argue that even if the official transfer of data does not identify individuals, anyone who wants to abuse the information to invade an individual’s privacy can do so with ease
Chaotic start to Shin Bet corona surveillance
NAFTALI BENNETT at the Defense Ministry this week.
COVID-19 prevents Bennett from pushing alternative annexation plan
People who want to leave the island, but cannot due to coronavirus disease-related (COVID-19) travel restrictions, take part in a fake travel experience for tourists  in Taipei, Taiwan July 2, 2020.
Taiwanese airport offers fake flights for travel-starved tourists
By REUTERS
People wear protective face masks for fear of the Coronavirus Covid-19 on the beach promenade in Tel Aviv on April 22, 2020
How to avoid catching coronavirus
A man carries his shopping bags and wears a face mask in a street in Ashkelon while Israel tightened a national stay-at-home policy following the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ashkelon, Israel March 20, 2020.
Israel’s response to coronavirus aims to ‘heal the world,’ book states
Israel Police officers giving out tickets for not wearing a mask in public
En route to more restrictions? Netanyahu to convene cabinet on Monday
Israel's Finance Minister Israel Katz
Finance Minister Israel Katz drafting economic plan until vaccine ready
Israel Border Police stop as the siren rings out across Israel to mark Yom Hazikaron, April 28, 2020
Thousands of police officers to expand coronavirus restriction enforcement
By LEON SVERDLOV
800+ Newly Registered Domains Themed Around COVID-19 Have Been Detected in Israel
Mayanei Hayeshua Medical team treat a patient with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the coronavirus unit, in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, Israel, April 13, 2020
Will COVID-19 halt the rise in life expectancy?
By YOSSI HEYMANN
A mask is produced on Israel's first production line for N95 masks
Kansas newspaper publishes cartoon comparing wearing masks to Holocaust
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A man wears a protective face mask as he walks along the main market in downtown after the government eased the restrictions on movement aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus in Amman, Jordan
Jordan begins enforcing quarantine with electronic bracelets
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
THE MODEL of higher education will have to change’: Tel Aviv University students relax (in a decidely non-socially distant way) on the first day of the new academic year, in October 2018.
Higher education exams will be taken online starting Sunday
Arthur Hotel
The Arthur’s example in safely reopening the capital for tourism
By YAKIR FELDMAN
Lockdown on some Jerusalem neighborhoods begins in effort to stop coronavirus spread, April 12, 2020
Coronavirus burning through haredi, Arab areas of Jerusalem
MONKEY BUSINESS in the Amazon rainforest.
Monkeys develop short-term immunity to coronavirus, Chinese study finds
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment to people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is displayed by a pharmacist at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, US, May 27, 2020
COVID trials halted for hydroxychloroquine after failure to reduce death
By REUTERS
The empty Ben Gurion airport, as most flights have been cencelled in order to prevent the spreading of the Coronavirus. April 06, 2020.
Ben-Gurion Airport CEO says Israeli aviation industry on brink of collapse
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , TZVI JOFFRE
A sign informing about South Beach closure, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., July 3, 2020
Florida coronavirus cases rise by record 11,458 on Saturday
By REUTERS
Kimberly Guilfoyle appears at a press conference in Des Moines
Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for coronavirus
California's Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to the media after casting his vote at a voting center at The California Museum for the presidential primaries on Super Tuesday in Sacramento, CA, U.S., March 3, 2020
CA Gov: Local gov'ts to lose state funding if COVID-19 orders not enforced
By REUTERS
Vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir are capped at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California, U.S. March 18, 2020.
Gilead's coronavirus antiviral remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance
By REUTERS
Iranians wear protective face masks, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as they drive with the metro, in Tehran, Iran, May 20, 2020
Iran imposes new curbs as coronavirus toll rises
By REUTERS
A memorial service for the fallen soldiers of 2014's operation Protective Edge in Gaza, July 2, 2020.
Commander of Israel's Border Police tests positive for coronavirus
Healthcare workers test a resident at a camp set up for the coronavirus disease outside a temple in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, Mumbai, India, June 7, 2020.
India coronavirus cases hit record high amid monsoon rains
By REUTERS
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Russia's coronavirus cases near 675,000, death toll passes 10,000
By REUTERS
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Tokyo new coronavirus infections over 100 for third day, NHK says
By REUTERS
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Australia's Victoria reports biggest jump in COVID-19 cases since March
By REUTERS
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Over 80 workers at Peruvian mine test positive for COVID-19
By REUTERS
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Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 422 to 196,096 - RKI
By REUTERS
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi visits Bnei Brak
IDF may end reserve duty training due to coronavirus
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible in front of St. John's Episcopal Church, June 1, 2020.
Protesters block road to Mt Rushmore ahead of Trump speech
By REUTERS
Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein speaks during a press conference about the coronavirus COVID-19, at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem on June 28, 2020.
Yuli Edelstien: We'll have to act if COVID-19 takes a turn for the worse
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The Swedish flag is seen at Gamla Stan, the Old City of Stockholm, Sweden, May 7, 2017.
Lack of coronavirus lockdown increased deaths in Sweden - study
By CODY LEVINE
FILE PHOTO: A sign marks the headquarters of Moderna Therapeutics, which is developing a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., May 18, 2020
Moderna shares slide after report of delay in COVID-19 vaccine trial
By REUTERS
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci attends the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 13, 2020
Anthony Fauci claims that coronavirus may have mutated and spreads faster
By OMRI RON
Flu vaccine 370
Health Min. fears flu vaccine shortage will make COVID-19 treatment harder
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Israeli border policewomen chat with local residents at the entrance to Bnei Brak as Israel enforces a lockdown of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town badly affected by coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Bnei Brak, Israel April 3, 2020
Coronavirus crisis continues as country passes 11,000 active cases
A person wearing a face mask and gloves adjusts glasses while taking photos of the Hollywood sign after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 9, 2020
LA Jewish foundation uses $8.5 m. in grant money for coronavirus relief
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Healthcare workers wheel the bodies of deceased people from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 4, 2020
US coronavirus cases rise 55,000 in one day, hit new global record
By REUTERS
Paul Rothman, Dean of the Medical Faculty at The Johns Hopkins University and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins CEO: Big data could turn coronavirus pandemic around
By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
The logo of state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the country's biggest defence contractor, is seen at their offices next to Ben Gurion International airport, near Or Yehuda, Israel February 27, 2017.
IAI, Rafael work with UAE counterpart to combat coronavirus
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Defense Minister Benny Gantz talks to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi walks by at a cabinet meeting on June 7
Between annexation and coronavirus spike, who's in charge?
‘LIFE IS A CABARET,’ at the Cameri Theater features songs from some of the best-known musicals.
Cameri Theater to return after coronavirus closures with two shows
A mask is produced on Israel's first production line for N95 masks
To stop coronavirus, wear a mask and follow restrictions
EL AL EMPLOYEES take part in a May protest asking for a recovery plan for the cash-strapped airline, in Jerusalem.
El Al's downfall was not coronavirus, it was monopolism
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NBA: Nine more players test positive for COVID-19
By REUTERS
DEMONSTRATORS RALLY in favor of additional governmental financial aid, in Tel Aviv.
Bennett to 'Post': 15 emergency measures to save Israel from coronavirus
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the Knesset, February 2020.
Israel is juggling COVID-19, annexation and Iran - analysis
A man carries his shopping bags and wears a face mask in a street in Ashkelon while Israel tightened a national stay-at-home policy following the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ashkelon, Israel March 20, 2020.
Can Israel learn to dance with COVID-19? - analysis
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US daily coronavirus daily cases reach all-time high as death toll rises
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
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'Very little risk' that pets can infect owners with COVID - WHO
By REUTERS
Teenagers partying 521
Alabama students hosting 'COVID parties' to see who gets infected fastest
Members of the paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) take part in their graduation ceremony at a military camp in Kerbala
Coronavirus and sanctions hit Iran’s support of proxies in Iraq
By REUTERS
DIMINUTIVE GUARD Niv Misgav (left) almost propelled Ironi Nahariya past Hapoel Jerusalem in the State Cup final earlier this year, and he has retained his form since the Israeli basketball league resumed last week after the coronavirus-induced break
Misgav maintains rhythm in weird season
By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Florida reports record spike of 10,000 new cases in 24 hours
By REUTERS
President Reuven Rivlin is seen hosting a lone soldier and her family at the President's Residence.
Rivlin hosts family reunion for lone soldier at President's Residence
‘THE PLASTIC plate and utensils are a symbol of modernity and the environmental destruction brought about by mankind through uncontrollable dumping and pollution.’
Backpack volunteers gather data showing pollution rising after lockdowns
By REUTERS
A NURSE WEARS a mask in the Coronavirus Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu: We must restore restrictions to flatten corona curve
Silo, Holon
Silo and Cafe Popular offer bountiful, all-you-can-eat brunches
By BUZZY GORDON
Flour, illustrative
The psychology of flour during the coronavirus pandemic
DO WE head for the beaches where the jellyfish now reign or buy beach chairs for the balcony?
Coronavirus has given us a summer of 'dissonance'
A person wearing a face mask and gloves adjusts glasses while taking photos of the Hollywood sign after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 9, 2020
60% of all coronavirus cases reported in past month - WHO
FILE PHOTO: Parents wait with their children to enter their elementary school in Sderot as it reopens following the ease of restrictions preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Israel May 3, 2020
Coronavirus: Here is what Israel’s schools could look like in Sept. 2020
El Al cargo plane arrives from China with medical supplies to help combat the coronavirus outbreak, Ben-Gurion Airport, April 6, 2020
Government holds upper hand in bailout talks as El Al grounds fleet
By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
A woman wears a face mask on the subway as the coronavirus outbreak continued in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., March 13, 2020
US records nearly 50,000 cases of COVID-19 in single day
By REUTERS
Healthcare workers test a resident at a camp set up for the coronavirus disease outside a temple in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, Mumbai, India, June 7, 2020.
Over 100 people contract COVID-19 after attending wedding in India
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media in the aftermath of the eruption of White Island volcano, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, at Whakatane, New Zealand December 13, 2019
New Zealand's health minister resigns after coronavirus criticism
By REUTERS
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Bars, restaurants close in most of California as coronavirus surges
By REUTERS
Male hands arrested with handcuffs in Criminal concept (illustrative)
Teenager with special needs violently arrested for not wearing a mask
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A man wears a face mask for fear of the coronavirus as he takes the train to Haifa, on March 17, 2020
Knesset reinstates Shin Bet surveillance of coronavirus infected citizens
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