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Drive in coronavirus test center  / Photo: Globes Covid-19 deaths in Israel rise to 51

Israel now has over 8,600 confirmed cases of Covid-19. The Histadrut is offering members subsidized loans.

Ephraim Heiliczer and Tal Sines   / Photo: Photo Negba and Tomer Yakobson Patent processes should be adapted not circumvented

Circumventing patents to combat Covid-19 is understandable but does not encourage innovation at a time when innovation is needed most, argue Adv. Ephraim Heiliczer and Dr. Tal Sines.

Vital medical equipment  / Photo: El Al, ira prohorov El Al to airlift medical equipment from China

20 El Al flights as well as Israir and CAL cargo flights are bringing urgently-needed medical equipment to Israel to combat Covid-19.

Laboratory testing for coronavirus  / Photo: Ministry of Health, ira prohorov Defense Ministry distributes Passover food packages to elderly

The operation is in collaboration with five supermarket chains. The number of known coronavirus cases in Israel has risen above 8,000.

Laboratory testing for coronavirus  / Photo: Ministry of Health, ira prohorov Covid-19 cases in Israel soar above 7,000

A record 819 people have tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reports.

Yuri Milner  Tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner donates 3m masks to Israel

The masks will be distributed to emergency services and frontline workers providing essential services.

Medical devices Photo: Shutterstock ASAP Creative OrthoPediatrics buys Israeli co ApiFix for at least $67m

ApiFix has developed a minimally invasive deformity correction system for non-fusion treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Tel Aviv seafront  / Photo: Cadya Levy Israel's Covid-19 case curve flattening but fatalities spike

620 more people have tested positive for coronavirus over the past 24 hours compared with 760 in the previous 24 hours.

Yaakov Litzman Health Minister Litzman, wife test positive for Covid-19

The Litzmans were among 501 new Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Israel yesterday, bringing the number of confirmed virus cases up to 6,092.

Ajovy pre-injectable US court upholds validity of Teva's Ajovy patents

The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board has rejected Eli Lilly's appeal against the validity of Teva's patents for its migraine treatment.

Kiryat Yearim / Photo: Dudi Avitan Kiryat Yearim Local Council Kiryat Yearim successfully kicks coronavirus out

One ultra-Orthodox community near Jerusalem, at first badly hit by Covid-19, has been exemplary in stamping out the virus. "Globes" finds out how they did it.

medical, medicine Israeli robotic orthopedic co OrthoSpin raises $5m

OrthoSpin has completed initial clinical cases in the US and Israel with the FDA-cleared OrthoSpin Generation 1 system, which makes pre-programmed adjustments automatically.

Teva Photo: Sivan Faraj Teva drugs approved for emergency Covid-19 trials

The FDA is recommending controlled clinical trials for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine to test the drugs' effectiveness in treating the virus.

Laboratory testing for coronavirus  / Photo: Ministry of Health, ira prohorov Two fatalities as Covid-19 cases in Israel rise to 4,831

83 patients with the disease are reported to be severely ill.

Police in Mea Shearim  / Photo: Ronen Zvulun, Reuters, Reuters As virus cases mount, Israel records youngest fatality

Assaf Harofe Hospital near Rishon Lezion announced today that a 58 year-old man had died of coronavirus making him the 16th fatality in the country.

Naftali Bennett Bennett plans using NSO to rate individual virus exposure

Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett claims that the Health Ministry is unable to keep track of coronavirus patients.

Isolation ward in Sheba medical center  / Photo: Shaul Golan Israel's tech industry rallies to virus war effort

Leading figures from the industry have set up a war room, and are importing medical equipment for hospitals.

Laboratory testing for coronavirus  / Photo: Ministry of Health, ira prohorov Only social distancing will keep COVID-19 at bay

Israeli experts tell "Globes" that the highly infectious coronavirus is a stubborn enemy and unlikely to disappear soon.

Dr. Kfir Oved and Dr. Eran Eden Photo: Shlomi Yosef MeMed to predict which COVID-19 patients will worsen

The company is developing a diagnostic and prognostic test, which it says can be put into action quickly.

Tel Aviv seafront  / Photo: Cadya Levy COVID-19 cases in Israel near 4,000

There is speculation that the government will impose a complete lockdown until after the Passover holiday.

Prof. Yoram Lass  / Photo: Eyal Izhar, Globes Lockdown lunacy

Former Health Ministry chief Prof. Yoram Lass says governments can't halt viruses and the lockdown will kill more people from depression than the virus.

Disinfecting against the virus  / Photo: Yonhap Reuters , Reuters Curbing coronavirus - a tale of two countries

In contrast to Israel's draconian measures to tackle the virus outbreak, the UK is taking a more libertarian approach.

Netanyahu and Trump / Photo: Reuters Kevin Lamarque Israel closes borders, world cut off

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agree over most things but their approach to the virus crisis could not have been more different.

Tomer Hertz Is it worth getting vaccinated against flu?

Ben Gurion University researcher Dr. Tomer Hertz says flu jabs, like vaccinations against childhood diseases, are a social act that helps prevent infecting others.

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