Filter for Israel Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-24 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Israeli court rules Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing
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2020-07-06 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Israeli government has reimposed certain coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions nationwide on Monday, July 6.
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2020-07-06 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
July 6 reinstated restrictions include orders to immediately close gyms, event halls, bars, night clubs, and cultural events.
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2020-07-06 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
July 6 reinstated restrictions include: Restaurants will only be allowed a maximum of 20 customers indoors and 30 outdoors, while synagogues will only be allowed to host 19 worshipers at a time. the passenger limit on public transport has also been significantly reduced.
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2020-06-28 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
ban on gatherings of up to 50 people was introduced
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2020-06-28 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
It has been 3.5 months since wearing masks in the country, and the fine has increased from 200 to 500 shekels, or about $ 144
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
June 25, Israeli authorities announced an extension to the entry ban on foreign nationals until August 1. Under the restriction, only passengers with a permit issued by the Israeli Airports Authority (IAA) may enter the country. The order also includes stopover flights for passengers en-route to a second destination.
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2020-06-03 In Public health measures: Testing policy
HMOs will launch the serological tests array throughout the country. 70 thousand people are expected to be first to be tested.
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2020-05-28 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
New Ministry of Health Campaign: "We Will Be Alright, or We Will Be Under Lockdown
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2020-05-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
restaurants, bars, and pubs (dine-in style), swimming pools (except for toddler pools), tourist attractions, cable cars, and public sea vessels will all be permitted to resume activities. This permit is conditioned by the maintenance of physical distancing, wearing of masks, following the rules of hygiene, placing signs and floor markings for standing in line, regulating the number of patrons as well as abiding by individual "Purple Badge" guidelines to be published. Business operators that will fail to follow these rules are committing an offense punishable by a 2,000 NIS fine.
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2020-05-24 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
establish a ministerial committee on the corona crisis and its implications
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2020-05-19 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Duty to wear masks suspended due to the heat wave: , school students on school premises, people in open areas and people in a building without air conditioning are exempt of the duty to wear a mask
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
A Three Month Extension on the Eligibility Cut-Off Date for Medical Services Suspended due to the Coronavirus Crisis for Patients Who Had Exceeded the Eligibility Cut-Off Age During the Period When Medical Activity was Restricted on Account of the Crisis
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2020-05-10 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The Ministry of Communications has approved a settlement regarding payment for land line telephone services during the Corona virus pandemic crisis. In accordance with the arrangement, Bezek will automatically transfer customers who have exceeded their existing minutes plan to a larger plan, according to their actual use
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2020-05-08 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
clarifications concerning sleeping arrangements for Foreign Caregivers who provide live-in care for elderly and handicapped employers, concerning living and sleeping arrangements on their weekly days of rest: If the Foreign Caregiver wishes to sleep outside of his elderly or handicapped employer’s home (which is considered the caregiver’s regular home for this purpose) the Caregiver may not sleep in a communal apartment used by a group of other persons.
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2020-05-08 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
For the first time, Israeli employers will be required to provide health insurance to Palestinian workers from Judea and Samaria who are employed in Israel. The measure was approved this week by the Israeli government, as part of "emergency regulations" in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
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2020-05-07 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
It is determined that the date for opening malls, markets, and gyms will be Thursday, May 7th, 2020.
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2020-05-07 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Funeral in an open space, with the participation of up to 20 people. Circumcision ceremony (in a building or an open space), with the participation of up to 19 people. Prayer - it is forbidden to conduct prayer services outside one’s residence with one or more people, with the exception of prayer in an open space with the participation of up to 19 people. Wedding in an open space, with the participation of up to 19 people. Demonstration – a demonstration can be held in groups of up to 10 people, while maintaining a distance of two meters between participants. Passing through the beach in order to carry out sports activity only in the sea (no bathing in the sea). Operating a swimming pool – only therapeutic swimming pools or pools where competitive sports training is held. Going to a ritual bath (mikveh) – on condition that the ritual bath operates in accordance with law and Ministry of Health guidelines, and on condition that there is a supervisor present at all times to ensure that regulations are followed. Men: restriction of up to 3 people in the building; women: immersion in a women’s ritual bath only (by day or night), if coordinated in advance. It should be noted that further restrictions will apply to areas throughout the country that have been defined as restricted areas, as decided by the state leadership. Operating a forbidden venue or business in contravention of regulations – NIS 5,000 Operating a business or venue in a restricted area – NIS 5,000 Leaving one’s residence in a restricted area in contravention of regulations – NIS 500 Loitering in a prohibited location – NIS 500 Conducting prayer in contravention of regulations – NIS 500 Conducting a wedding outside the residence in contravention of regulations – NIS 500 Operating public transportation in contravention of regulations – NIS 5,000
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2020-05-07 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
cannot go to: public park or beach unless located within 100 m of residence; playgrounds closed; : Food establishment in which customers sit on the premises (takeout service is permitted), dance club, bar, pub, event venue, swimming pool (with the exception of therapeutic purposes or competitive sports training), water park, bathhouse, movie theater, theater, museum, amusement park, concert venues and fairgrounds, watercraft for public use, cable car, site offering tourist attractions. Those prohibited to open can continue operating by delivery; allowed to open: grocery, pharmacy, optician, drugstore, computer repair, hair salon, alternative medicine, psychological treatment, nature reserve, libraries
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2020-05-07 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
In cities or towns in which most of the residents are Muslims, and in certain areas of Jerusalem designated by the regulations, it is prohibited to operate a venue, business or shop, with the exception of pharmacies, between 7:30 PM – 3:00 AM. Orders may be taken by phone or online, and the products can be supplied by delivery service only, without pickup from the shop. Opening a venue, business or shop in contravention of the instructions is an offense subject to a NIS 5,000 fine.
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2020-05-05 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Regarding Muslim-majority localities, the legal force of the temporary order was extended until Sunday, May 10th, 2020, so as to prevent the opening of shops and businesses between 19:30 and 03:00 AM.
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2020-05-05 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
additional activities and businesses are permitted, including Libraries, all kinds of non-medical bodily treatment, alternative medicine, hotels and guest houses, nature reserves, national heritage sites, and national parks, zoos, and safaris. Furthermore, it is permitted to open swimming pools for competitive athletes and therapeutic activities.
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
government has approved the extension of the Emergency Regulations (Restricted Area) until Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020. This extension allows the task-specific ministerial committee to designate localities or part thereof, experiencing a renewed outbreak of Coronavirus as a "restricted area."
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Ministry of Environmental Protection has allocated nearly NIS 200 million in funds to local authorities, to ensure functional continuation of garbage and recycling services for Israeli residents during the emergency coronavirus period.
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Reducing Payment for Deviating Cellular Minutes – A Resolution issued by the Minister of Communications to Extend the Arrangement
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2020-04-28 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Regulations for Independence Day: Beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 17:00 until Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 20:00, a person can leave their home only for the purpose of procuring medicines and essential items, receive vital services, and only in their local municipality (unless their municipality does not contain those services, in which case they can go to the nearest municipality). During this period, public transport activity will cease. The Ministry of Health reiterates that citizens must celebrate Independence Day in their homes. Procuring of food will not be allowed on the Eve of Independence Day and Independence Day itself. It is possible to leave the house in order to get fresh air or exercise near the home as with the regulations from the Seder night.
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2020-04-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
gradual reopening of certain businesses to bolster economy; food outlets may offer delivery and take away with restrictions; All stores in the public sphere will be permitted to open except for malls, which shall remain closed; Hair salons, beauty parlors and cosmeticians shall be permitted to open. Enforcement of the directives shall be stepped up.Businesses that violate the rules shall be subject to a NIS 2,000 fine.
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2020-04-25 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
During treatment of customers, hair salon employees will wear gloves that will be changed between customers. Masks and faceguards will be worn in addition to eyeguards. Restaurant staff are required to wear gloves and masks. In stores, There must be a barrier to prevent spraying of germs at the business counter. A business that is found to not be following the regulations are subject to a ILS 2,000 fine. Masks required in retail markets. Wearing facemasks in public required for everyone unless they meet certain criteria; Failure to wear a face mask outside the residence – NIS 200
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2020-04-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Cabinet approved the NIS 8 billion extended assistance plan for the self-employed and small businesses:
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Cabinet Approves Finance Ministry Proposal to Continue Providing Adjustment Stipends for People 67 and Over who have lost Jobs as a Result of the Coronavirus Crisis
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
approved emergency regulations that provide additional relief in order to gradually restore the Israeli economy to cautious routine in the shadow of the COVID-19 outbreak
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The Ministerial Committee for the definition of "restricted areas" approved the declaration of areas in Netivot and Beit Shemesh as "restricted areas" for a period of 5 days from Sunday 26.4 at 6:00 to Friday 1.5 at 6:00.
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2020-04-23 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Regulations for Ramadan: During the period from Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020, in a locality of primarily Muslim residents and in certain areas of Jerusalem, it was decided that businesses and stores with public reception will not be opened between the hours of 18:00 and 03:00, with the exception of pharmacies. Businesses will be allowed to operate only through delivery services.
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2020-04-22 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Regulations for Memorial Day: People will be permitted to go out for visitation and commemoration of graves of fallen IDF soldiers, victims of terror, and memorial sites from today (Wednesday, April 22, 2020), until Monday, April 27,2020 at 16:00, Memorial Day Eve. We emphasize that the regulations on Memorial Day Eve and Memorial Day (beginning on Monday, 27, 2020 at 16:00) will not allow visits to cemeteries and memorial sites.
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2020-04-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Hamagen App, app retains information about your locations solely on your device and cross-references this information with the Ministry of Health’s updated epidemiological data.
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2020-04-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Ministry of Environmental Protection will be allocating nearly NIS 200 million so that weaker local authorities can continue to properly treat waste.
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2020-04-22 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
llow the resumption of driving lessons and practical driving lessons
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2020-04-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Designating Cybersecurity Firms as Emergency Service Providers
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Visitation Protocol in Residential Settings for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
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2020-04-19 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The industry, manufacturing, and services sectors may resume working at a capacity of 30% of their workforce strength or up to 10 employees in the workplace at the same time, whichever is higher. this restriction will not apply to workplaces and businesses that will meet the "purple badge" rules, and these may employ higher workforce strengths. operating a business in violation of the regulations above shall be considered a criminal offense, as well as an administrative offense that may incur fines. Sporting-related activities will be permitted for a single person, for a single person with one regular companion, or people living in the same household, and to a distance of up to 500 meters from the place of residence. Visiting beaches, parks, playgrounds, and urban sporting facilities will not be permitted. Visiting other people’s households will not be permitted (beyond 3 families standing in regular contact for babysitting purposes). Participation in bris or wedding ceremonies will be permitted in open spaces only, with a limit of 10 people at most, and all the while maintaining a distance of 2 meters from person to person. Going out to mikvehs for men will be permitted, as long as there will no more than 3 men in the same place at the same time). Prayer will be permitted in the participation of no more than 19 people, within a 500 meter distance from the residence or the workplace, in an open space and all the while maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters from person to person. Prayer will be permitted in the participation of no more than 19 people, within a 500 meter distance from the residence or the workplace, in an open space and all the while maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters from person to person. Zoos, safaris, or national parks may be opened for holding outdoor activities for people with disabilities in accordance with the guidances stipulated in the regulations. Physicians are forbidden from opening a clinic or an operating room for providing aesthetical treatment unless this treatment is required for an essential health-care need
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2020-04-19 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
provisions for replacing on one-time basis workers from the non-essential workers list with workers from the essential worker’s list, in a rate that will not exceed 25% of the number of workers in the essential worker’s list, all subject to the provisions of the decision.
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2020-04-19 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
open special education programs with a limit of up to 3 children per group, subject to maintaining a fifteen-minute buffer between groups and maintaining hygiene.
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2020-04-19 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Failure to wear a face mask or to carry it on your person may incur a warning upon first offense and a fine of 200 NIS upon a second offense.
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Extensive Information Campaign Will Be Launched Ahead of the Month of Ramadan
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
ministers have approved a draft temporary order submitted by Minister Zeev Elkin, which will ensure functional continuation of garbage and recycling services for Israeli residents during this emergency period.
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
NIS 190 million to local authorities that are in dire financial straits due to the coronavirus crisis. The order is effective under the authority of the Clean Air Law.
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2020-04-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
declare the city of Bnei Brak and certain boroughs of Jerusalem "restricted areas". The resolution will take effect today (Thursday, April 16 2020) at 18:00. The committee decided to relax the restrictions that applied to the residents of the area and determined that the restrictions would apply to entry or exit by public transport only, with the exception of taxis.
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2020-04-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
During the period from Tuesday (April 14, 2020) at 17:00 to Thursday (April 16, 2020) at 05:00, people may not leave their municipality to purchase food, medicines, or essential products nor to receive essential services – unless the municipality does not have these services – in which case the services may be obtained in the closest municipality. Also, permission to go out in public is permissible only for a short time and up to 100 meters from one’s residence. In addition, during the period between Wednesday (April 15, 2020) at 19:00 and Thursday (April 16, 2020) at 02:00, food stores with will be closed with the exception of supermarkets which may be open. The bakeries in the supermarkets will be closed during this time. Food deliveries will continue to be permitted. The above restrictions will not apply to localities whose majority is not Jewish. Public transportation activities will be discontinued during the period between Monday (April 13, 2020) at 20:00 and Thursday (April 16, 2020) at 05:00.
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2020-04-14 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
State of Israel and the Histadrut to extend the public sector leave agreement until April 18, 2020.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Ministry of Health’s Director General Moshe Bar Siman Tov held an update and briefing talk today at noon with the Chairman of the Israeli Society of Internal Medicine and the Heads of Internal Medicine.
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
gradual plan for reassigning hospital beds for Coronavirus patients, including artificially-ventilated patients, was designed to meet the objective set for each hospital by the Ministry. Medical supplies, protective gear, disposable sanitizing supply etc. were mapped and daily monitored in both hospitals and in the emergency reserve, in Magen David Adom and the Center for Combat Gear and Spare Parts (MATZLAH), and restock requests from the hospitals were gathered, for the continuing preparations vis-à-vis the acquisitions agencies, and for working on the basis of models that would allow for assistance in restocking according to each hospital’s needs. • Existing hospital infrastructures were mapped, all the while examining existent oxygen provision infrastructures, and upgrades and adjustments were made for increasing the hospitals’ capacity to provide infrastructures necessary for operating these beds. Massive renovation activities were performed in the partially-abandoned Rishon LeZion Geriatric Center in order to reassign it as a general Coronavirus medical center, with 357 beds, 10 artificial ventilation departments (283 beds), triage center for sorting ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients, preparations for the installation of a CAT scan machine, laboratory and recreational facilities for the staff. Ministry promotes the construction of task-specific wards in geriatric medical centers and in community-based nursing facilities. This activity includes professional counseling, on-site visits, drafting guidances and protocols for operating departments for Coronavirus patients in mild condition and for providing professional assistance inasmuch as needed. Assisting the IDF in manufacturing air-supply infrastructures and vital treatment for the sick (vacuum and air) Developing measures and work protocols for the safety and security of treating personnel
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Ministry built, and continues to build, task-specific departments for the treatment of Coronavirus patients in the governmental geriatric centers. Departments were opened at Shmuel Harofeh, Doroth Netanya and Shoham Pardes Hanna, and currently intensive measures are taken to open additional departments in such hospitals as Herzog and Flimann. The number of hospital beds for Coronavirus patients in the geriatric medical centers is expected to reach about 650 beds.
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2020-04-13 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
publication of trains and flights on which coronavirus positive people travelled
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2020-04-13 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
professional team from the Ministry visited several correctional facilities and assisted the Israel Prison Service in reassigning correctional facilities (Saharonim and Tzalmon) as task-specific correctional facilities for inmates who are verified Coronavirus patients.
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
In a special video, Ultra-Orthodox mayors call upon the public to abide by the Ministry of Health’s orders to wear masks, serve as role models
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
anyone returning from overseas will be sent to State-run hotels for isolation. In exceptional cases, the Director General of the Ministry of Health, in consultation with the General of the Home Front Command, may authorize someone returning from abroad to carry out their required isolation in another location due to health or humanitarian reasons or other special circumstances and under conditions to be determined for the isolation. It was further decided to extend the regulations until April 22, 2020.
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2020-04-12 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Ministerial Committee released what Jerusalem precincts were designated as restricted areas.As of Sunday April 12, 2020 at 12:00, it will not be possible to go outside of "restricted areas". Will be allowed to travel out only for particular exceptions: work, essential medical treatment, a funeral of an immediate family member, transfer of a minor between divorced parents, a legal proceeding or any other essential need with the prior authorization of the National Emergency Authority.
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Requirement to Wear Masks When Leaving the Home; instruction of wearing a mask does not apply to a minor under the age of 6, a person who – due to mental, psychological, or medical disability – has significant difficulty in using a mask, a person within their own vehicle, in a building or room without another person, if one is only in the proximity of immediate family of the same household in an enclosed space, is participants in the media (under the circumstance that they are still two metres from the nearest person), or two employees who work regularly in one office provided that they keep a two metre distance.
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2020-04-12 In Socio-economic measures: Humanitarian exemptions
anyone returning from overseas will be sent to State-run hotels for isolation. In exceptional cases, the Director General of the Ministry of Health, in consultation with the General of the Home Front Command, may authorize someone returning from abroad to carry out their required isolation in another location due to health or humanitarian reasons or other special circumstances and under conditions to be determined for the isolation.It was further decided to extend the regulations until April 22, 2020.
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2020-04-12 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transport will return at a reduced rate of up to 25% as of Sunday, April 12, in the morning.
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Ministry of Health’s Coronavirus Q&A campaign, in cooperation with the Government Advertising Agency, will be launched today through several media. The campaign includes 4 short videos.
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
protect environment; refrain from using pesticides in house, throw wipes, gloves, masks, in trash not street or toilet; don’t buy more food than you need; respect that neighbors are home and keep noise to minimum ; keep bottles you would normally deposit and recycle them at a later time
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
To meet the goal of 10,000 tests a day, 30 laboratories across Israel that test for COVID-19 are preparing to work 24/7 including during the Passover festival.
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2020-04-08 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
From Wednesday, April 08, 2020 at 15:00, until Thursday, April 09, 2020, at 07:00, leaving the house is forbidden even for the purpose of procuring food. The Government reiterates that citizens are required to celebrate Passover in their homes.
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
it is forbidden to have employees in the workplace during the Passover holiday, with the exception of specific circumstances requiring employees to carry out vital or emergency tasks, and that number may not exceed 15% of employees (or no more than 30% if the employer is granted approval by the Ministry of Economy and Industry). This regulatory amendment is effective from Wednesday, April 08, 2020 at 15:00 until Friday, April 10, 2020 at 06:00, after which the previously unamended regulations will return to full effect. would not apply to jobs operating in the provision of essential services, places engaged in infrastructure and construction work, and establishments that were defined as essential to the Israeli economy. Factories of essential services will be granted a special permit to employ workers during the stipulated times, and limitations are expressed in the permit granted to them.
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2020-04-07 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
from today, April 07, 2020, at 20:00 until Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 08:00, public transportation services will be discontinued, including international passenger flights.
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2020-04-07 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
April 07, 2020, at 19:00, until Friday, April 10, 2020, at 06:00, people are prohibited from leaving their village, town, or city of residence unless they are leaving for the purpose of obtaining food or receiving essential services (unless this can be done within the locality of residence). In Jerusalem, this regulation is regarding the neighbourhood specified in the attached map).
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Ministry of Health is running a blitz campaign 24 hours before Seder night to increase the awareness of the dangers of the coronavirus.
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Testing policy
The Director General has decided to have more tests done in nursing homes. If a patient is found in anursing home, all tenants and staff will be tested.
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2020-04-07 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The Ministry of Communications is, for the first time, permitting access to ultrafast wireless broadband infrastructure that will enable telecommuting and remote learning for geographically isolated communities that, up to this point in time, have been lacking sufficient broadband infrastructure.
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
revise the amount of the license guarantees for communication license holders, the gist of which is reducing the amount of these guarantees by 50% to 90%; divert funds to covid efforts
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
launch a professional and task-specific telephone support line for medical teams, healthcare system employees and retired employees, and members of their families, who are faced with the Coronavirus. This support line is staffed by psychologists and social workers from the State Healthcare Array.
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
increases of available reagents and contracts with additional providers to allow to perform more than 10,000 more tests per day starting in two weeks
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
enable a "state of freeze" of the transfer of subscribers in the cellular market amongst service providers, in order for the companies to concentrate their efforts in the field of network serviceability and quality technical solutions for subscribers and business customers.
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
"state of freeze" of the transfer of subscribers in the cellular market amongst service providers, in order for the companies to concentrate their efforts in the field of network serviceability and quality technical solutions for subscribers and business customers.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Passover regulations : • By the guidance of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel – There will be no immersion of dishes or Hagaalah of dishes in the public sphere. • By the guidance of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel – There will be no burning of chametz in the public sphere. • House cleaning – There is no need to sanitize the homes. Regular bleach and other household cleaning detergents will suffice. • It is recommended that you get your groceries done by delivery services. • If you must go out to the public sphere, wear a regular face mask or a home-made mask from cotton cloth, according to the Ministry of Health’s guidance, and keep a distance of 2 meters from each other.
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ministry of Health certified 900 registered nurses by means of quick procedure
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
do not throw disinfectant wipes in toilet. clogging of toilet and sewer systems
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Population and immigration Authority to Automatically Extend B1 Working Visas in various sectors
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2020-03-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Reducing bureaucracy for employees on unpaid leave: No additional tax coordination will be required to receive unemployment pay
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Warning Against Purchasing Counterfeit Alcogel
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: General recommendations
instructed cellular license holders to continue to focus the majority of their efforts, at this time, on maintaining the stability of networks and services to the public, as well as improving service and technical support for subscribers and to not engaging in marketing activities.
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
National Insurance Institute and the Ministry of Social Equality will enable tens of thousands of senior citizens, who receive pensions through the Postal Bank, to obtain a MasterCard reloadable debit card and to remotely load the pension. Additionally, it will be possible to withdraw up to 4,000 Shekels in cash, every day, at any ATM, using the Postal Bank debit card.
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Series of Restrictions on Housing Complexes for the Elderly
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2020-03-26 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Moving house should only be done according to the guidance and only if urgent.
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
emergency regulations to extend the validity and postpone regulatory approval deadlines, to help business owners during the crisis business owners. 2 month postponement of the bureaucratic processes for business owners
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Ministry of Environmental Protection Gives Manufacturers, Importers, Retailers, Recycling Corporations More Time to Submit Reports and Deposit Funds
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Emergency relief: The Tax Authority will recognize, for the purpose of deducting input tax, an invoice copy for transactions performed from 1 March 2020 to 31 May 2020
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2020-03-25 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
During essential travel in a private car there should be no more than 2 passengers. Shuttle services to workplaces are also permitted subject to restrictions. ublic transport services reduced to around 25% and in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines.Taxi services will only be permissible with one passenger or 2 when a medical escort is needed, Passengers must sit in the back seat with car windows open.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
the employer is obligated to measure body temperature at the entrance to the workplace. A person with a temperature exceeding 38°C will not be permitted entrance.
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2020-03-25 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Emergency Regulations to Restrict Activities: reducing entry to the public space, imposing rThe regulations will take effect today at 17:00 on Wednesday, 25/03/2020 for a period of 7 days. According to the new emergency regulations, it is not permitted to leave a place of residence to the public space, except for one of the following purposes:
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2020-03-25 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
further reducing entry to the public space, imposing responsibility on employers, closing non-essential stores and imposing restrictions on public transport.
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
HAMAGEN is an app that allows the identification of contacts between diagnosed patients and people who came in contact with them in the 14 days prior to the patient’s diagnosis of the disease. he app is a technological tool designed to give each and every one of us the ability to know quickly and accurately if we have been in contact with a person infected with coronavirus. That way, we can stop the spread of the virus and protect those close to us. The app allows you to receive alerts (location and time) about your exposure to a diagnosed patient. The app retains information about your locations solely on your device and cross-references this information with the Ministry of Health’s updated epidemiological data. The Ministry of Health data is constantly updated and sent to your device (one way) for cross-referencing purposes.Cross-referencing your location data with the corona patients’ location is done on your device and as soon as a match is identified, you will be directed to a link to the Ministry of Health to let you know what steps to take and to report the match to The Ministry.
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2020-03-19 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
social distancing, leave home only for specified reasons: getting to/from work, purchasing essential food, medicine, other essential products/services; medical treatment; blood donation; demonstration; legal processes; sports activity (alone or with members of same household); going out for short periods alone or with household only; going for religious ceremony (up to 10 people with 2 meters distance; going to provide assistance to someone with another medical problem/ needs support; essential purposes
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
A mall and a shopping complex with 10 stores or more or the total area of the shops exceeding 3000 square meters, with the exception of stores which sell food, pharmacies, or stores which mainly sell hygiene products. an unincorporated shopping complex in which the total number of stores, excluding stores not listed in paragraph (2) below, does not exceed 10, will be able to continue its activity. lubs, bars, pubs, banquet halls, fitness centers, swimming pools, water parks, zoos, safaris, petting zoos, bathhouses, cinemas, theaters, cultural institutions, playgrounds, amusement parks, businesses for the non-medical care of the body, exhibition and concert halls, fairgrounds, public boats, cable-cars, museums, nature reserves, national parks, libraries, tourist attractions and heritage sites.
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
received testing kits
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PhilHealth to release P30 billion to hospitals to fight CoViD-19
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
foreigners, including U.S. citizens, who are not Israeli citizens or permanent residents will not be allowed to enter Israel. Exceptions may be made for non-nationals whose "center of life is in Israel."
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2020-03-17 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
mandatory lockdown: do not go outside unless absolutely necessary.
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Movements tracker - Government announces use of such counter-terrorism technology such as electronic surveilance to follow up on people infected. Not yet implemented.
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
all public gatherings are limited to 10 persons, public establishments such as bars, restaurants, gyms, ritual baths are closed
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
schools and education institutes will be closed as of 15 March
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
extension of visas expiring from March 12 on until June 30
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
all people returning to Israel have to self-quarantine for 14 days
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All people with a temperature of 38 Celsius or more and respiratory symptoms (cough or shortness of breath) must stay home for two days after the fever has dropped, even if they did not arrive from abroad, or did not have contact with a confirmed patient.
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People who return to Israel from anywhere in the world must be placed under home isolation for 14 days counting from their date of return. If you had returned to Israel in the last 14 days from anywhere in the world, or if you are under home isolation and have fever 38C (100.4F) or higher, cough, trouble breathing, or other respiratory symptom, immediately enter home isolation, immediately call the 101 MDA Emergency Services Hotline for medical advice, and do not go to an HMO clinic or emergency ward. You must complete 14 day period, even if you were tested negative for COVID-19. This requirement replaces the home isolation required of travelers from Austria, Italy, Andorra, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Egypt, Macau, mainland China, Singapore, San Marino, Spain, France, South Korea, Switzerland or Thailand that was effective until March 9 2020.
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2020-03-05 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
a *decree* will be published, obliging Israeli residents who have stayed in China over the last 14 days to remain in home quarantine until 14 days since the date of departure from China have passed. Also, anyone who visited the same places at same time as Greek tourist group with confirmed cases must immediately enter 14 day quarantine (itinerary of group provided)
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2020-03-05 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Foreign residents who recently visited Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon will not be allowed entry into Israel, Judea and Samaria, and the Gaza Strip.
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2020-03-05 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
CoronApp application
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2020-03-05 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
All those crossing at the Erez crossing from the Gaza Strip into Israel (foreign and Palestinian residents) are required to present a passport for their crossing.
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2020-03-05 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
regarding Governmental Licensure Examinations : anyone who returned to Israel in the 14 days before the examination and needs to stay quarantined will not be allowed to be examined.
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2020-03-05 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Population and Immigration Authority to deny entry to anyone who is not an Israeli resident and who has stayed in China over the last 14 days, being a continuation of the policy to cease direct flights to China and the closing of the land crossings.
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2020-02-28 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Any person who visited these places and had close contact - being less than 2 meters for 15 minutes or more - of the confirmed case from Italy - must be placed under 14-day home quarantine and send a questionnaire to the Ministry of Health or the Health Ministry Hotline *5400.
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2020-02-27 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
all travelers from Italy in the last 14 days must be placed under a 14-day home quarantine.
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2020-02-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Any individual who had close contact with the (South Korea) pilgrim group must stay in a 14-day home quarantine counting from the latest date of contact with the group. Additionally, any individual who visited South Korea or Japan in the last 14 days must remain in a 14-day home quarantine counting from the latest date he/she left these places, in addition to travelers from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Thailand.
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2020-02-24 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Starting Monday morning, entry will be denied of any person who is not an Israeli resident or citizen and who stayed in South Korea and Japan in the 14 days before arrival in Israel.
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2020-02-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
violation of the quarantine order may result in criminal charges, with a penalty of up to 7 years imprisonment if the violation was intentional, and up to 3 years imprisonment if it was negligence
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2020-02-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
expansion of home quarantine order to those returning from Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau
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2020-02-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ministry of Health has increased the capacity of screening tests at the central laboratory in Tel Hashomer, and in the next few days, will prepare 3 additional laboratories to run coronavirus screening tests and verify its possible presence at Soroka, Hadassah and Rambam medicl centers.
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2020-02-11 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Kol Habriut Hotline at *5400 is here to answer public questions.
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2020-02-10 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Official announcements and updates should be received only from the authorized official entities at the Ministry of Health, avoid fake news on social media
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2020-02-07 In Public health measures: General recommendations
expand list of places recommend traveling to, includes: Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan, China. Anyone who has come in contact with confirmed patient, and within 14 days of contact with that person or of returning from the named places has a fever over 38C, coughing, difficulty breathing, should go to clinic/ medical center
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2020-02-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
preparing laboratories for testing
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2020-02-03 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Ministry of Health has contacted mobile phone companies to send a text message in Hebrew and English to all incoming travelers upon arrival to Israel explaining the Ministry of Health’s measures regarding the coronavirus.
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2020-02-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
home quarantine is required of travelers from China only – that is, any person who has arrived from China, and China alone, less than 14 days ago.
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2020-02-03 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
closing points of entry to any non-Israelis who have stayed in China 14 days prior to entry to Israel
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2020-02-03 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Communication companies have consented to the request by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Communication to send text (SMS) messages to all Israelis landing at Ben Gurion International Airport, with relevant instructions for people returning from China.
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2020-01-29 In Public health measures: General recommendations
advising travelers returning from China to keep away from public places for several days upon their return, even if they are healthy and have no symptoms.
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2020-01-27 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Minister of Health signed the People’s Health Ordinance Decree to expand the mnistry’s powers in handling the Coronavirus crisis
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2020-01-24 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Ministry of Health recommends avoiding nonessential travel to Wuhan, China.The Ministry wishes to stress that whoever arrived from China and does not exhibit any symptoms of the disease – does not need to get tested! The Ministry publishes instructions in case that a respiratory disease (fever and coughing) appears during travel to China or within 14 days after the last stay in China: go to emergency room asap, avoid public transport, practice hygiene
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