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Is Omicron destined to usher in Israel’s 5th outbreak, or will it ‘downgrade’ COVID?

Is this the calm before an intense Omicron-induced storm? Or is Israel on course to carry on enjoying low COVID…

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Schoolkids instructed to present negative COVID test after Hanukkah break

Ministers on Sunday approved a plan to require school students to present a negative rapid antigen test for COVID-19 when…

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Israel’s COVID reproduction rate drops below 1, despite Omicron fears

Even as concerns remain over the highly-mutated Omicron coronavirus variant, Israel’s coronavirus statistics were on an encouraging trajectory Saturday, with…

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No serious side effects reported among kids 5-11 in Israel who got COVID vaccine

Ten days after Israel kicked off its campaign to vaccinate young children, there have been no reports of any serious…

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Bennett backs ‘automatic fines’ for travelers who don’t take 2 COVID tests

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday appeared to back an extension of new quarantine requirements for vaccinated Israelis arriving from…

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PM said considering further measures to encourage unvaccinated to get COVID shots

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is considering measures aimed at encouraging more Israelis to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, including mandatory…

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State comptroller criticizes government use of Shin Bet tracking of COVID patients

State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman on Wednesday criticized the government’s recent decision mandating the Shin Bet security service to track those…

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Justice minister: New COVID measures unwarranted without ‘very, very strong reasons’

After the government approved several major new measures intended to limit the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant of…

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‘Bad omens’: Optimism over Israel’s child vaccine marred by COVID spike — expert

Israel started vaccinating children this week, in a move that experts hope will slam the brakes on a new rise…

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Health official says new restrictions possible if COVID cases top 1,000 per day

Officials from the Health Ministry warned lawmakers on Wednesday that there may be a need for new virus restrictions if…

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