Coronavirus

U.K. Ministers Rally Around Embattled Johnson, for Now

With varying degrees of enthusiasm, senior British government ministers on Thursday expressed support for Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and rejected demands he resign for attending a garden party during…

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Nearly 50,000 New COVID Cases

The Health Ministry reported Thursday morning that 48,095 new coronavirus cases had been diagnosed the previous day. With 401,747 tests conducted on Wednesday, the infection rate stands at 11.97%. The…

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Minister Urges Quarantine be Shortened to 5 Days

As the quarantine period for the asymptomatic shortens as of midnight from 10 days to 7, Economy Minister Orna Barbivai said on Wednesday evening that she wants it shortened even…

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Coronavirus Sweeps Through Knesset

The coronavirus crisis made itself felt in the Israeli government on Wednesday, as at least 14 lawmakers and ministers infected with COVID-19 were absent from the Knesset and their offices,…

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Bennett, Netanyahu Spar Over Reliability of Rapid Tests

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday launched an online attack against opposition leader MK Binyamin Netanyahu over a video in which the former prime minister questions the reliability of rapid…

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U.K.’s Johnson Apologizes for Attending Lockdown Party

Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized Wednesday for attending a garden party during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown in 2020, saying there are things his government “did not get right.” Johnson is facing…

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