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.

Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020.
Moderna to supply 100-125m COVID-19 vaccines globally in first quarter
LAPD Officers wear face masks as they patrol Hollywood Blvd during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 18, 2020.
US COVID-19 hospitalizations pass 100k mark for the first time
Incoming Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks by video feed, U.S. August 20, 2020. 2020 Democratic National Convention/Pool via REUTERS
Fmr Obama officials Zients, Murthy to lead Biden's COVID-19 team - report
RICKY GERVAIS will receive an award for his contribution to comedy, an honor he will likely refer to as ‘getting the Finger.’
The best medicine for 2020: The Finger Awards by Comedy for Change
The Warner Bros logo is seen during the annual MIPCOM television programme market in Cannes, France, October 14, 2019.
Warner Bros to stream next year's movies while they are in theaters
HERE WE go again.
Israel's fourth election: What will be the same, what will be different?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the opening ceremony for the Sha’ar Hagai Memorial on the road to Jerusalem on November 29.
How will Israel remember the coronavirus when it's over?
Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn to protest against coronavirus restrictions, in October.
After Supreme Court ruling, New Yorkers go back to synagogue
A refrigerated truck leaves the Pfizer plant in Puurs, Belgium December 3, 2020.
Health Ministry: Israel to receive Pfizer corona vaccines in weeks
Med & Beyond
Hillel's Tech Corner: Med & Beyond: Because it’s about time
 A voting box in the last Israeli election in 2015
The pundits are wrong, now is the perfect time for an election - opinion
Lital Schertzman, who was trained to be a professional dancer and teacher, is now a Magen David Adom paramedic
MDA's COVID-19 course teaches public how to break chain of infection
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
Biden says he has asked Fauci to stay on and join COVID-19 team
DR. CHAVA TAMIM and family are all smiles upon arrival in Israel.
KKL-JNF helps doctors make aliyah from France
A coronavirus wake-up call
Police set up a checkpoint in Jerusalem as Israel enters its second coronavirus lockdown
Airbnb, the corona getaway
‘IT’S SO difficult to go through the mourning process with each family.’
Doctors need emotional support, too
Breaking news
Other regulators not far behind UK on Pfizer vaccine
Crowds gather for the funeral of Jerusalem Rabbi Aharon David Hadash.
Thousands attend funeral of Mir Yeshiva rabbi, violating regulations
Coronavirus vaccine under development (illustrative)
Obama, Bush, Clinton volunteer to get COVID-19 vaccine on camera
Hasidic Jewish men gather for a morning prayer outside of a synagogue, closed due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
What does the Supreme Court ruling change for COVID hot spot synagogues?
Houston's Chabad chapter lights a large menorah at City Hall every year
Across Texas, the show of outdoor Hanukkah festivities must go on
Polish born Mordechai Fox, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor, wears a yellow Star of David on his jacket during a ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day
6 prominent Holocaust survivors have died in Europe over the past month
Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn to protest against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in New York, US, October 7, 2020.
COVID-19 shows how important religious liberty is to Orthodox Jews in US
TEDxJaffaWomen event
Israeli company Bizzabo raises $138 million amid demand for event software
MAGEN DAVID ADOM workers, wearing protective clothing, bring a patient to the coronavirus unit at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan
Israeli patient dies after contracting COVID-19 twice - report
A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020.
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial results likely in late-Jan
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran says it has identified suspects in Fakhrizadeh assassination
Israelis are seen in Jerusalem wearing masks in accordance with coronavirus restrictions, on December 1, 2020.
Who's at fault for Israel’s third coronavirus wave? - analysis
DEMONSTRATORS CALL for financial aid and equality in higher education, outside the Council for Higher Education offices in Jerusalem in October.
COVID-19 will worsen Israeli universities' dropout epidemic - opinion
A Visa credit card is seen on a computer keyboard in this picture illustration
Visa, Keren-Shemesh program to support small businesses
Jerusalemites wearing face masks for fear of coronavirus  walk on Jaffa road in the City Center of Jerusalem on July 12, 2020. Israel has seen a spike of new COVID-19 cases,  cabinet ministers imposed new restrictions on public gatherings in a bid to stem the rising infection rate of the coronavirus
Health professionals: there are no easy answers to coronavirus crisis
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen during the preliminary vote to disperse the Knesset on December 2, 2020.
Netanyahu, Gantz need action to back up their words – analysis
 Elderly man alone disabled, using a walker to help him walk.
Israeli public's attitude towards disabled people improving - survey
Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020
Vaccines are here, but how will we get them to billions of people?
JEFF KOONS at Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tel Aviv Museum of Art reopens
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Novavax logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020.
Israel in negotiations with Novavax to purchase COVID-19 vaccine
The Interpol logo
Interpol warns that COVID-19 vaccines could be targeted by criminals
Man in wheelchair, illustrative
People with disabilities disproportionately hurt by coronavirus pandemic
Israeli national flags flutter in front of an office tower at a business park housing high tech companies, at Ofer Park in Petah Tikva.
Gov't to invest NIS 50m. to help companies impacted by COVID-19
Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration
UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, first in the world
Activist from the Social Justice Centers with a facemask of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hands out a Band-Aid to protest the quick fix of the government's policies, Tel Aviv, December 2, 2020
'Gov't distributes Band-Aids instead of solutions' - activists
The 'Pullup' mask, by Keren Attas, is designed for people with touch-sensory issues.
Israeli art students design masks to meet unmet needs of disabled persons
Overheated, a healthcare worker takes a break as people wait in their vehicles in long lines for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Houston, Texas, U.S., July 7, 2020
US reveals rapid rollout plan for vaccine after record coronavirus surge
Preschool children from the southern city of Ashkelon, celebrating with the Israeli flag, on 18 April, 2010 the Independence Day.
Education Min. will operate 'holiday schools' during Hanukkah vacation
Deni Avdija, drafted by the NBA's Washington Wizards
Israel still has news to smile about in dark times
Head of Public Health Services, Sharon Alroy-Preis, during a media briefing, Tuesday, December 1st, 2020.
Coronavirus crisis: ‘This is the beginning of the third wave’
A general view of the US Supreme Court building at sunset in Washington, US, November 10, 2020.
Global Legal Insights: The First Amendment vs. COVID-19
Breaking news
US CDC reports 267,302 deaths from coronavirus
Back to school, as the new school year begins, September 1, 2020
Amid coronavirus crisis: 'If Super-Pharm is open, schools should be too’
The new “Check2Fly” coronavirus testing lab at Ben-Gurion Airport's Terminal 3, November 9, 2020
Experts: Life can go back to normal with fast, frequent virus testing
Breaking news
Bipartisan US lawmakers propose $908 billion COVID relief bill
A woman blowing her nose into a tissue, possibly after or sneeze or while sick
Could COVID knock out flu in Europe this winter? - Analysis
Breaking news
US ready for 'immediate mass shipment' of COVID-19 vaccines
Ciril Kahlon in his clinic in Jerusalem.
Money returned to family of the deceased: 'I knew I had to return it'
Mental health inmate rests in bed [illustrative] 300
Coronavirus research: One in five Israelis suffer from depression
Hadassah-University Medical Center's Prof. Yossi Karko (left) and Hannah Drori, chief of the hospital’s clinical research center, administer Brilife vaccine to a volunteer
Hadassah research head raises questions about mRNA vaccine safety
An Israeli soldier wearing a face mask walking in Jaffa Gate, outside Jerusalem Old City on July 5, 2020.
Coronavirus pandemic brings dark times to Jerusalem's Old City
Syria-bound trucks, loaded with humanitarian supplies, get ready to leave a UN transhipment hub in Reyhanli, near the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province
UN says 235 million people will be in need of humanitarian aid in 2021
Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020
Pfizer-BioNTech apply for EU emergency authorization for COVID-19 vaccine
Le nouveau leader du Hamas, Yahya Sinwar
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar infected with coronavirus
Israelis wear protective face masks as they shop for food at the Carmel market in Tel Aviv on August 12, 2020
Health Ministry working to survey children's diets during COVID-19 crisis
ULTRA-ORTHODOX men – one masked, one not – are seen in the haredi enclave of Borough Park in Brooklyn, New York, on October 6.
NY’s COVID restrictions hold back Orthodox Jewish women - Supreme Court
Breaking news
Mexico reports 6,472 new coronavirus cases, 285 more deaths
US President Trump holds coronavirus disease pandemic response briefing at the White House in Washington
Scott Atlas resigns as special adviser to Trump on coronavirus
Shops in Jerusalem sit closed during the national coronavirus lockdown, Oct. 2020
A third COVID-19 lockdown for Israel is unavoidable now
STUDENTS STUDY in separation compartments at the Kamenitz Yeshiva in Jerusalem in September to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The haredi fears behind the opening of yeshivot amid COVID-19 – opinion
NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo wears a face mask as he arrives at a daily briefing in New York City in July.
Cuomo must know: Prayer is the antibody, faith is the vaccine – opinion
A child sits at the computer
The genius of children reading clubs on Zoom will outlast COVID-19
New IMED Center at Ichilov
Ichilov hospital to open IMED center to develop medical technologies
Prof.Elhanan BarOn in the red outfit and the medical experts from Sheba who will head to Italy tomorrow night, Nov. 30, 2020.
Israeli medical delegation to fly to Italy, help contain COVID-19 spread
Israeli army Technicians carry out a diagnostic test for coronavirus in a IDF lab in central Israel on July 15, 2020.
Nearly 3% of all people tested are positive for coronavirus
Israeli soldiers at the IDF Corona Task Force Headquarters as they conduct epidemiological investigations as part of the army's effort to trace chains of infection to curb the spread of coronavirus, Ramle, Israel, September 17, 2020
App could replace Shin Bet tracking of COVID-infected citizens
The Vatican City is seen on August 5, 2020.
Pope cancels traditional pre-Christmas ceremony due to COVID-19
An HIV-positive and tuberculosis patient lies on a stretcher at the Jose Gregorio Hernandez hospital in Caracas
Health Ministry releases statistics on HIV/AIDS cases within Israel
Defense Minister Benny Gantz at Shield of Israel headquarters
Benny Gantz tours Shield of Israel headquarters
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe, October 30, 2020.
'Israeli over-regulation slowed country's COVID-19 vaccine release' - IIBR
An inhaler used to treat asthma
Israeli research: People with asthma 30% less likely to contract COVID-19
Israelis wear protective face masks as they shop for food at the Carmel market in Tel Aviv on August 12, 2020
Israeli, Thai artists portray life amid COVID-19
IDF cadets at Base 80 will be allowed to quarantine at home
IDF tells troops in closed units to prepare for another closure
Chess pieces
Israel, New Zealand face off in virtual chess games amid COVID-19
High-rise buildings are seen at the Shinjuku business district during sunset in Tokyo, Japan, May 31, 2018
October suicide deaths surpass total coronavirus deaths in Japan
A Paz Oil petrol station.
Israel's Paz Oil swings to Q3 loss on refining margin drop
A record purchase by Israeli real estate businessman living abroad, Tom John Or-Paz
Breaking news
Coronavirus in Israel: 557 new cases diagnosed since midnight
The Bank of Israel building is seen in Jerusalem June 16, 2020.
Israel central bank to hold key rate despite strong shekel - Reuters poll
Jerusalem during the second lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis
Virus crisis poses unique challenges to the autistic population
Abdelnaser Soboh, Emergency Health Lead in the World Health Organization's Gaza sub-office, stands next to boxes containing ventilators delivered by the World Health Organization (WHO) and donated by Kuwait, in Gaza City November 29, 2020.
Gaza gets vital medical aid as hospitals struggle with rising infections
Israeli soldiers at the IDF Corona Task Force Headquarters as they conduct epidemiological investigations as part of the army's effort to trace chains of infection to curb the spread of coronavirus, Ramle, Israel, September 17, 2020
Scissors Movement to aid in COVID-19 epidemiological investigations
Shoppers line up at stores in Jerusalem as Israel continues the exit from the coronavirus lockdown, Nov. 10, 2020
Netanyahu: Easing restrictions will halt if COVID infection keeps spiking
People walk next to closed shops on Jaffa Street in downtown Jerusalem on September 24, 2020, during a nationwide lockdown
Knesset approves employer reporting to collect real-time unemployment data
Gym protest tent next to Knesset
Gyms demand to open by Tuesday despite spike in coronavirus infections
Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen
Strategic Affairs Ministry introduces fund for pro-Israel NGOs
Pregnant woman (Illustrative)
Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies
Elite troops of the IDF will contribute to Israel's fight against coronavirus
IDF kicks off recruitment for field units under coronavirus restrictions
Israelis wearing face masks and gloves, walk outside an open restaurant proposing take aways and deliveries  takes away on May 06, 2020 in Jerusalem.
How do we get our minds off of the US elections, antisemitism and COVID?
PEDESTRIANS CROSS the Jerusalem Light Rail tracks on Jaffa Road.
Going from urban planning to social planning amid the coronavirus
NAFTALI BENNETT – his character holds a truly promising advantage: he doesn’t hate.
Naftali Bennett: From rookie to national leader
An aerial view shows the Dead Sea shore the dead sea and its surroundings on October 18, 2020.
10 staffers at Dead Sea hotel infected with coronavirus
Jerusalem’s Gymnasia Rehavia high school, which was closed after some 120 teachers and students tested positive for COVID-19
Despite corona spike, Israeli high school students return to school today
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