Leading economist says total shutdown may save 'several hundred' lives, but cripple Israel economically.
The flights to repatriate Israelis follow others to Africa, Peru and Thailand.
The number of ventilated patients is expected to rise drastically. The Health Ministry fears an Italy-like scenario.
The royal couple moved to Los Angeles shortly before Canada and the U.S. shut their borders due to the coronavirus.
'They won’t know,”'said retired Adm. Dominique Salles, who commanded the French ballistic submarine squadron from 2003-2006. 'The boys need to be completely available for their mission.”
Israel, along with most Western nations, considers Hamas a terrorist group. But it likely fears the fallout from a catastrophic outbreak would spill over the frontier.
The three Israeli airlines are asking for hundreds of millions in state loans to enable them to keep afloat.
Ultra-orthodox Jews with their large families are hard hit by coronavirus; government setting up quarantine hotels to reduce chance they'll infect family members.
Criticized for not applying law equally to Orthodox and secular Jews, police say fines were not given in order to prevent disturbances.
The 72-year-old was a father of seven children, a grandfather, and a great-grandfather.
'Don't take them as allies. Don't take them as close friends,' said Sheikh Younus Kathrada, in a March 20, 2020 sermon at Muslim Youth of Victoria, Canada, speaking of Jews and Christians.
The prime minister entered quarantine after an aide fell sick from the disease.
The U.S. now has more than 143,000 infections and 2,500 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
A class action lawsuit accuses the Spanish government of knowingly endangering public safety by encouraging the public to participate in more than 75 feminist marches on March 8.
Leader of ultra-Orthodox joins fight against the coronavirus as rate of illness soars in sector where quarantines are being considered.
The beloved Sesame Street Muppets are featured in some of four new animated public service spots in the U.S. educating about handwashing.
Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, communities 'have an unhealthy skepticism of established medical science,' an i24NEWS correspondent reports from a religious city in Israel. 'A lot of people here don't believe coronavirus is a major concern.'
Infection rate still doubling about every three days; health officials warn full closure might increase infections at home.
The Israeli government's 80 billion shekel proposal is meant to help large and small businesses recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus, ILTV reports.
Israeli authorities are using police helicopters to enforce the nation’s partial COVID-19 lockdown, with officers from the aerial police unit monitoring central areas to stop mass gatherings.