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Israel Locks Down as COVID Rates Rise

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science

In an official announcement on Monday, Israeli officials chose to lock down the country effective September 18, as Rosh Hashanah kicks off the high holiday season. The lockdown is slated to last at least three weeks when Sukkot is over on October 11. While this lockdown will be looser than last, all non-essential businesses will…

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Israel is Failing at Coronavirus  

in Health & Science

Israel finally reached number one last week, for a quite depressing statistic of leading the world in coronavirus infections per capita. Despite its small size and “impressive” management during the first wave of COVID-19, Israel has averaged almost 200 new cases per day per 1 million people, higher than any other country in the world,…

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Israelis Want to Support the People of Lebanon

in Health & Science

Tragedy hit the port of Beirut on August 5, 2020, when over 2,700 tons of flammable ammonium nitrate exploded, causing the displacement of 300,000 people, over 5,000 people injured, and 150 fatalities. While Israel and Lebanon haven’t been the friendliest neighbors, the disaster has inspired a sense of transcending borders and a return to humanity.…

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Israeli Systems Struggles with Second Wave  

in Health & Science

Over 14,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases have hit Israel in the last month, and the numbers continue to climb. Since lockdown has eased up at the start of June, the economy began making attempts to return to normal. However, now it seems like it was too soon. The corona second wave is here, and it’s worse…

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Israel Hints Possible Return to Lockdown

in Health & Science

As coronavirus cases continue to climb, falling restrictions are filtering back into the public fold. Gatherings have been limited to 50; however outdoor cultural events can still host up to 250 people. Indoor event halls are capped at 100 people, and police are meant to be enforcing all restrictions. This week has seen over 18,000…

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