2020-03-31 03:02:04 57044360 Israeli soldiers to assist police in enforcing coronavirus restrictions None Gilad Cohen, Eli Senyor https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57044360,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:20:16 +03:00 The government on Monday approved the request of Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan to send 700 IDF soldiers to help Israel Police enforce government restrictions meant to fight coronavirus. The order set to take effect Tuesday. The soldiers will not be carrying weapons and will be patrolling public spaces along with the local police forces to ensure that the new restrictions are maintained. The number of soldiers will increase as the measures tighten. message 57044320 Moscow goes into lockdown, rest of Russia braces for same None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57044320,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:13:20 +03:00 The Russian capital, Moscow, on Monday woke up to a lockdown obliging most of its 13 million residents to stay home, and many other regions of the vast country quickly followed suit to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. A stern-looking President Vladimir Putin warned his envoys in Russia's far-flung regions that they will be personally responsible for the availability of beds, ventilators and other key equipment. "We have managed to win time and slow down an explosive spread of the disease in the previous weeks, and we need to use that time reserve to the full," Putin said. message 57044100 G20 ministers call for global cooperation against coronavirus None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57044100,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:47:23 +03:00 The trade ministers of the G20 nations say in a joint statement that now is the time for the international community to step up cooperation and coordination in face of the global coronavirus pandemic. message 57043930 Israel's coronavirus death toll rises to 16; number of cases up to 4,695 None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57043930,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:27:40 +03:00 message 57043920 Netanyahu and associates test negative for coronavirus after adviser diagnosis None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57043920,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:26:37 +03:00 message 57043390 Netanyahu: There are communities in the country that disrespect the guidelines None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57043390,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:46:30 +03:00 message 57043410 Undercover troops come under fire in West Bank; no injuries None Elisha Ben Kimon https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57043410,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:46:28 +03:00 A group of undercover Border Police officers have come under fire in the Shuafat refugee camp in the West Bank. There were no injuries "at this stage," the Border Police said, adding that one person had been detained. message 57043220 Qatari aid to Gaza to be distributed Tuesday None Elior Levy, Itay Blumenthal https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57043220,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:7:12 +03:00 Qatari financial aid to Gaza will be distributed Tuesday amid special measures due to the coronavirus outbreak. Some 100,000 families in Gaza will each receive a stipend of $100 and will be informed of a time and place to collect the money away from crowds. It is unclear how the money will be transferred to the Gaza Strip, as no Qatari envoy has visited the coastal enclave this month, However, an Israeli aircraft took off from Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday and landed in Doha after a short stop in Cyprus. It returned directly to Israel an hour after arriving in the Qatari capital. message 57043190 Italy's epidemic should stabilize soon, but vigilance needed - WHO None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57043190,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:6:21 +03:00 Lockdowns and stringent measures in place in Italy for the past two weeks should lead soon to a stabilization in its coronavirus epidemic, but vigilant follow-up will be required, a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. "We do hope that Italy and Spain are nearly there, but the virus won't go down by itself, it needs to be pushed down through public health efforts,' Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO's top emergencies expert, told a news conference. On Italy, Ryan said: "We should start to see stabilization. The cases we see today really reflect exposures 2 weeks ago." message 57043170 More than 800,000 newly unemployed in March None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57043170,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:59:7 +03:00 Israel has seen a rise of more than 800,000 people registering as unemployed since the start of March, the Employment Service said Monday evening. The new figure puts the country's rate of unemployment at 23.1 percent. message 57043000 Netanyahu to unveil coronavirus financial rescue package at 7pm None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57043000,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:39:53 +03:00 message 57042800 Coronavirus death toll in Italy's Lombardy rises by around 458 in a day None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57042800,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:19:12 +03:00 The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in the northern region of Lombardy, the epicenter of Italy's contagion, has risen by around 458 in a day to some 6,818, a source familiar with the data said on Monday. The daily deaths were up from Sunday's tally of 416. The number of cases in the region, which includes the country's financial capital Milan, increased by some 1,154 to around 42,161, the source said. The increase in cases was much smaller than the 1,592 new cases registered on Sunday and the 2,117 new cases on Saturday.The nationwide tallies will be released at around 6.00 p.m. (1600 GMT). On Sunday, the national death toll stood at 10,779, the highest in the world. message 57042780 Saudi king offers to pay for coronavirus patients' treatment None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57042780,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:17:41 +03:00 Saudi Arabia will finance treatment for anyone infected with the coronavirus in the country, the health minister said on Monday, while the agriculture ministry took steps to boost wheat and livestock supplies amid global fears of a food shortage. The kingdom has registered eight deaths among 1,453 infections, the highest among the six Gulf Arab states. message 57042730 Israel's first serious coronavirus patient recovers, released from hospital None Ahiye Raved https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57042730,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:1:42 +03:00 A tour bus driver who contracted coronavirus while transporting a group of 21 Greek pilgrims in Jerusalem at the beginning of the month, was released from the hospital on Monday after recovering from the illness. The 38-year-old East Jerusalem resident was Israel's first coronavirus patient hospitalized in a serious condition. message 57042690 Dubai Expo 2020 recommends postponing a year amid virus None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57042690,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:52:10 +03:00 Dubai's Expo 2020 should be postponed to next year over the new coronavirus pandemic, local organizers recommended Monday, pushing back a world's fair that the sheikhdom has bet billions of dollars on to rejuvenate its troubled economy. The ultimate decision over the event will be made by Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions, which had awarded the fair to this skyscraper-studded city in 2014. That helped boost Dubai's crucial real-estate market and had officials hoping for more tourists in this city-state that is home to the world's busiest airport for international travel. Now, the pandemic has grounded flights by Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates, jeopardized global tourism and caused further panic in a real-estate market already down by a third since the 2014 announcement. message 57042670 Yamina to Netanyahu: Set red lines on concessions to Gantz None Moran Azulay https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57042670,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:44:53 +03:00 The heads of the right-wing Yamina party have criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the concessions he is offering to Benny Gantz in order to form a unity government. Current defense minister Naftali Bennett and former justice minister Ayelet Shaked urged Netanyahu to set red lines for his right-wing bloc during negotiations with Gantz' Blue & White party. message 57042510 Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum during coronavirus shutdown None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57042510,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:15:42 +03:00 A Van Gogh painting was stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands overnight, the museum said Monday. The museum has been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The painting "Lentetuin", or "Spring Garden," an 1884 painting showing the spring garden of the rectory at Neunen, had been on loan from the Groninger Museum. "We are angry, shocked and sad," Singer general director Evert van Os told a news conference broadcast. message 57042350 Jordanian man detained after crossing border into Israel None Ahiya Raved https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57042350,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:39:51 +03:00 A Jordanian man has been detained after crossing the border into Israel. Security forces arrested the man north of the Jordan Valley. He was spotted by a resident of Moshav Beit Yosef, who followed him until IDF troops and police arrived. The security forces are working to return the man to his own country. The police said the Beit Yosef resident must now enter quarantine after coming into contact with the man. message 57042340 Health Ministry to require civilians to wear face masks out of home None Sarit Rosenblum https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57042340,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:31:1 +03:00 The Health Ministry discussed on Monday the possibility of requiring anyone leaving their home to wear a protective face mask to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Due to dearth in supplies of protective masks, the ministry is expected to recommend civilians cover their nose and mouth using makeshift masks made of cloth. So far, the ministry's policy determined using masks yielded no benefit, but Asian countries with relatively low fatality rates attributed a great share of their success in preventing further infections to the masks. message 57042270 Knesset urges MKs to 'act acccording to guidlines' after PM aide contracts virus None Moran Azulay https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57042270,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:18:13 +03:00 The Knesset security officer on Monday urged lawmakers, who were in the same room as an adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, "to follow Health Ministry guidelines." The epidemiological report shows that the aide was at the Jerusalem parliament on March 16, March 23, and March 26. Lawmakers and Knesset staff who were in the aide's vicinity during these times received a message urging them to act according to Health Ministry guidelines regarding exposure to the virus. message 57042200 Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021 None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57042200,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:2:45 +03:00 The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 -almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year. "The schedule for the games is key to preparing for the games," Tokyo organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said. "This will only accelerate our progress." message 57041830 First drive-in testing site in predominately Arab areas established None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041830,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:46:5 +03:00 The first drive-in testing site for coronavirus opened Monday for the Arab speaking community. Health Minister Yaakov Litzmam instructed Magen David Adom to increase testing in Arab communities in coordination with MK Ahmad Tibi, the ministry announced. message 57041770 PM and staff to self quarantine pending epidemiological investigation after aid confirmed with coronavirus None Itamar Eichner https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041770,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:39:48 +03:00 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close staff will self-quarantine on Monday, while an epidemiological investigation continues into his possible exposure to the coronavirus. An aid to the prime minister tested positive for the virus after her husband became ill. The Health Ministry and Netanyahu's personal physician will determine the duration of his quarantine based on the outcome of their inquiry. message 57041600 West Bank coronavirus count rises to 106 None Elior Levy https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041600,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:9:20 +03:00 The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in the West Bank has risen to 106, officials say. The new number marks a rise of six cases in the past 24 hours. There has been no change in the number of confirmed cases in the Gaza Strip, which is currently reported to be nine. message 57041580 Burned body found in Ramle None Eli Sinyor https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041580,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:6:30 +03:00 The burned body of a man has been found on a dirt road near a central street in Ramle. Police are investigating. message 57041550 Blue & White to Likud: We want health portfolio over defense None Yuval Karni https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041550,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:4:49 +03:00 Blue & White has told Likud that it wants the Health Ministry instead of the Defense Ministry as part of a unity government agreement. It would also be willing to accept the Knesset speaker's position instead, the party said. message 57041530 Russia weighs nationwide coronavirus lockdown after Moscow acts None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041530,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:1:2 +03:00 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asked regional governors to consider introducing a partial lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus after Russia on Monday recorded its biggest one-day rise in cases for the sixth day in a row. Russia's official nationwide tally of coronavirus cases rose by 302 on Monday, taking the total to 1,836. Nine people across Russia have died, the authorities say. Authorities in Moscow have ordered residents to stay at home from Monday, their toughest move yet to slow the spread of the virus after the number of official cases in the Russian capital passed the 1,000 mark. Mishustin said he thought the measures now needed to be rolled out nationwide. message 57041520 Air strikes hit Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa -witnesses None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041520,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:59:49 +03:00 The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen carried out several airstrikes on Monday on the capital Sanaa, where bombings have been rare in recent months thanks to U.N.-backed de-escalation efforts, witnesses said. The strikes on Sanaa came after Saudi Arabia intercepted two ballistic missiles the Houthis said they had launched on Saturday towards Riyadh and southern parts of Saudi near the Yemeni border. message 57041510 Nearly 12,300 Spanish health workers have coronavirus None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041510,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:58:57 +03:00 Some 12,298 health workers have tested positive for coronavirus in Spain, deputy health emergency chief Maria Jose Sierra said at a news conference on Monday. That is equivalent to around 14% of the country's 85,195 confirmed cases, roughly the same proportion as last week. message 57041490 Blue & White demanding Health Ministry position as they pass on Foreign Ministry in coalition talks None Yuval Karni https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041490,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:56:27 +03:00 The Blue & White party negotiating team in talks with Likud ahead of an agreement to form a coalition party insists on controlling the Health Ministry or the position of Knesset Speaker as they agree to give up the Foreign Ministry portfolio. message 57041090 Virus patient dies, hospital cites underlying health condition as cause of death None Adir Yanko https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041090,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:46:29 +03:00 A 58-year-old man who was diagnosed with coronavirus passed away on Monday At Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center near Tel Aviv. The hospital said the cause of death was an underlying health condition the man suffered from, rather than the virus itself. message 57041010 72-year-old dies of wounds from NY Hanukkah attack None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57041010,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:20:56 +03:00 A man who was among the five people stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City has died three months after the attack, according to an Orthodox Jewish organization and community liaison with a local police department. Josef Neumann, 72, died Sunday night, the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council said in a tweet. The funeral for Neumann, a father of seven and great-grandfather, will be held Monday. No additional details were provided. message 57040970 UK epidemic is slowing and antibody test could be ready in days, top epidemiologist says None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57040970,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:10:28 +03:00 The coronavirus epidemic in the United Kingdom is showing signs of slowing and antibody tests could be ready in days, Neil Ferguson, a professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College London, said on Monday. "We think the epidemic is just about slowing in the UK right now," Ferguson told BBC radio. He said a third or even 40% of people do not get any symptoms. He said perhaps 2% to 3% of the United Kingdom's population had been infected. But Junio Health Minister Helen Whately said she could not say when the antibody tests would arrive telling BBC radio: "I am not going to confirm when that's going to arrive." message 57040920 China's reports African swine fever case in piglets transported to Inner Mongolia None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57040920,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:5:54 +03:00 China said on Monday a new case of African swine fever was found in piglets illegally transported to the Inner Mongolia region. The outbreak, detected in a herd of 200 piglets on a farm in Ordos city in the region, has killed 92 of the animals. China has reported several new cases of the deadly African swine fever disease this month. message 57040930 Liberman lambastes Gantz for joining Netanyahu-led unity government None Alexandra Lukash https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57040930,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:4:37 +03:00 Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor Liberman on Monday slammed Blue & White Chairman Benny Gantz on his decision to join a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Politically speaking, Gantz is a rookie and can talk about him in the past tense, politically speaking, he's already deceased," Liberman said. "This whole move was led by [Blue & White co-leader] Gabi Ashkenazi, who sees nothing but the Defense Ministry, and will one day bail on Gantz." message 57040870 No Netanyahu quarantine despite aide having coronavirus None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57040870,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:0:37 +03:00 The Prime Minister's Office says Benjamin Netanyahu will not be required to go into quarantine despite his aide having the coronavirus, since he has not been in close contact with her in the last two weeks. message 57040430 Israel coronavirus cases up to 4,347 confirmed cases - Health Ministry None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57040430,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:2:11 +03:00 The Health Ministry on Monday released the latest tally of confirmed coronavirus cases which on 4,347. 80 people are described to be in a serious condition of which 69 require the help of ventilators. so far 15 people have died as a result of the virus. message 57040260 Police raid ultra-Orthodox synagogues None Gilad Cohen https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57040260,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 9:43:52 +03:00 Jerusalem Police raided dozens of Synagogues of the Satmar ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem after worshipers violated coronavirus guidelines. Three people were detained. message 57040020 U.S.-backed Kurdish-led group says militants riot, some escape in jail in northeast Syria None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57040020,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 8:28:13 +03:00 Islamic State prisoners on Sunday seized control of the ground floor of a major prison in northeastern Syria run by the U.S.- backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with some of the militants managing to escape, an SDF spokesman said. The SDF, which is spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG militia, mounted an operation to capture those who fled as security forces sent reinforcements to crush the mutiny in Hasaka prison, spokesman Mustafa Bali said in a tweet. "The situation is tense inside the prison currently and we sent anti-terror forces and additional troops to control the situation," Bali said. Earlier, Syrian state television said 12 militants had fled from the prison towards the southern outskirts of Hasaka. A U.S. led coalition spokesman confirmed a riot had taken place, adding the facility held only low-level Islamic State members. message 57039870 Drop in China's new coronavirus cases; none in Hubei for sixth day None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57039870,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 7:47:18 +03:00 Mainland China reported a drop in new coronavirus infections for a fourth day as imported cases fell, while authorities shut the borders to foreign travelers and drastically slashed the number of international flights. Sunday's figure of 31 new cases, including one locally transmitted infection, was down from 45 the previous day, the National Health Commission said. Four deaths took the toll to 3,304, from 81,470 infections, it added in Monday's statement. With decreasing numbers of infections, policymakers are scrambling to revitalize an economy nearly paralyzed by months-long curbs to control the spread of the flu-like disease. The government is pushing businesses and factories to reopen, as it rolls out fiscal and monetary stimulus to spur recovery from what is feared to be an outright economic contraction in the quarter to March. message 57039860 Cabinet unable to agree on new measures None Yhet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57039860,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 7:44:42 +03:00 The Israeli cabinet has been unable to reach agreements on the new measures required to contain the spread of coronavirus. Minister will be debating new measures that would further restrict the movement of Israelis again on Monday. message 57039840 Close Netanyahu aide confirmed to have coronavirus None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57039840,00.html Mon, 30 Mar 2020 7:41:23 +03:00 Rivka Paluch, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's adviser on ultra-Orthodox affairs, has tested positive for coronavirus. Paluch had been in close contact with the prime minister and members of his cabinet in recent days. The Prime Minister's Office said they would follow Health Ministry guidelines in dealing with this new development. message 57038680 MK Yuli Edelstein wants to return to his position as Knesset Speaker None Moran Azulay https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57038680,00.html Sun, 29 Mar 2020 23:14:33 +03:00 MK Yuli Edelstein, who resigned from the position of Knesset Speaker last week, spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, and made it clear that he wanted to return to his former position. close associates of Edelstein said it was a necessary move "in light of recent events and the fact that the Likud should not allow Blue & White to manage matters." message 57038480 Defense Minister approves IDF soldiers to enforce emergency regulations None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57038480,00.html Sun, 29 Mar 2020 22:35:27 +03:00 Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has approved the allocation of 700 IDF troops to assist the police in enforcing emergency regulations. In a tweet on Twitter Bennett wrote: "The soldiers will not carry firearms and will not carry out any enforcement on their own, but will only escort the police. This will double the police deployment so that instead of two police officers moving in the pair, there will be a soldier alongside a police officer. The assignment will require government approval on Sunday night." message 57038160 Israel's coronavirus number up to 4,247, says the Health Ministry, 74 in critical condition. None Adir Yanko https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57038160,00.html Sun, 29 Mar 2020 21:10:59 +03:00 Israel's coronavirus number up to 4,247, says the Health Ministry, 74 in critical condition. message 57037870 New York state nears 1,000 coronavirus deaths None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57037870,00.html Sun, 29 Mar 2020 20:12:18 +03:00 The number of disease-related deaths in New York state jumped Sunday to 965 from 728 the day before, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. The state accounts for more than 40% of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. and the vast majority of cases have been reported in New York City. Figures released Sunday morning showed there were 678 coronavirus deaths in the city, which continues to be the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. Meanwhile, new data is showing which parts of the city are being hit the hardest by disease and that nearly a quarter of the people who have died of coronavirus in the state were nursing home residents. message 57037860 Italy coronavirus deaths rise by 756, lifting total death toll to 10,779 None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57037860,00.html Sun, 29 Mar 2020 20:9:7 +03:00 The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy climbed by 756 to 10,779, the Civil Protection Agency said on Sunday, the second successive fall in the daily rate. The number of fatalities, by far the highest of any country in the world, account for more than a third of all deaths from the infectious virus worldwide. Italy's largest daily toll was registered on Friday, when 919 people died. There were 889 deaths on Saturday. The total number of confirmed cases in Italy rose on Sunday to 97,689 from a previous 92,472, the lowest daily rise in new cases since Wednesday. message 57037820 Health Ministry to launch coronavirus test service in supermarkets None Calcalist https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57037820,00.html Sun, 29 Mar 2020 20:7:33 +03:00 The Health Ministry will operate a new service starting Monday allowing Israelis to get tested for coronavirus at various supermarkets and retail stores across the country. The tests are free of charge to customers and employees. The medical examinations will take place at two Rami Levy Hashikma Marketing branches and one Victory Supermarket location. If successful, the pilot will be extended to additional retail and supermarket chains. message 57037550 Syria reports first death from coronavirus None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57037550,00.html Sun, 29 Mar 2020 19:7:12 +03:00 Syria's health ministry said on Sunday that a woman who died after being rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment was found to have been infected by coronavirus in the first officially-reported death from the disease. Syria has so far confirmed only five cases, but medics and witnesses say there are more. Officials deny a cover-up but have imposed a lockdown and draconian measures to stem the pandemic. message 57037540 Rescue flight with 206 Israelis on board takes off from Nigeria None Itamar Eichner https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-57037540,00.html Sun, 29 Mar 2020 19:5:33 +03:00 A plane carrying 206 Israeli nationals took off from the Nigerian capital of Abuja Sunday as the African country and its neighboring countries closed their borders due to the coronavirus outbreak. The rescue flight was organized by the Israeli Embassy, and Air Peace Airlines that was supposed to operate a line of direct commercial flights between Nigeria and Israel in March. The initiative was postponed due to the virus outbreak. The rescue flight will pass over Chad, Sudan, and Egypt in the shortest route to Israel. There were also four Israelis on board the plane who arrived from Abidjan, Ivory Coast on a private flight organized by the country's Israeli embassy. message