Articles by December, 2020

Head of public health services Dr Elrai-Price: the main sources of illness are in the Arab sector
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The Ministry of Health announced hat 1,227 people have been diagnosed with Corona in the past day - a record of a month and a half of infections per day. This increased the number of verified infections in Israel to 357,207 people. Yesterday, results were obtained for 57,428 tests, with the percentage of positive for the virus being 2.1%. The test data and their results are not final and may change in subsequent updates from the Ministry of Health. "Unfortunately, I expect that in the next week or two we will see the numbers go up, because we are in the adhesion coefficient R above 1,"...

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Dec 1, 2020

4,500 Israelis paid the fines for violating corona regulations in the amount of NIS 2.4 million
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

After last week about 4,500 Israelis paid the fines imposed on them for violating the corona regulations in the total amount of NIS 2.4 million, the 100,000 reported reports line was crossed. This is reported by the Center for the Collection of Fines in the Enforcement and Collection Authority. The center reports that in the past week, about 11,000 corona reports were issued to citizens in the amount of about NIS 8 million. In the last month, Israelis were given an average of 11,000 corona fines a week. Since the beginning of the corona crisis, more than 376,000 fines have been distributed

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Dec 1, 2020

Knesset approved its dispersal in a preliminary reading - Netanyahu calls upon Ganz to compromise
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Politics

The Knesset on Wednesday approved its dispersal in a preliminary reading, and Israel is expected to enter a fourth round of elections within two years. The proposal was approved by a majority of 61 supporters against 54 opponents, and with the support of the Blue Faction. The light of tension in the coalition. The Ra'am faction from the joint list, which has four representatives, was absent from the vote. After the Knesset approved the dissolution of the Knesset in a preliminary reading, the Knesset committee will convene this coming Monday to decide which committee will discuss the bill....

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Dec 2, 2020

Between March-October died 9% more Israelis than in that period in 2019
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

Between March-October this year, 2,586 more Israelis died than in these months in 2019. That means this year there are 9% more deceased. This is according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics, which is published at noon (Thursday). The CBS said that the difference compared to 2019 is mainly in the months of August to October, when 2,207 corona patients died in Israel - 960 of them in October alone. The CBS added that the total mortality rate from the end of March - when the first deaths in Israel were recorded from the corona - until the end of October was 10.4% higher than the...

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Dec 3, 2020

The average wage in the economy in September per employee rose by 5% to NIS 11,373
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

The average wage in the economy in September per employee post was NIS 11,373, an increase of 4.9% compared to the corresponding month last year (NIS 10,840). Among the main reasons: layoffs and expenses for low-wage workers. However, in September, the average wage per employee fell by 1.6% compared to the previous month, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published on Thursday. In high-tech, the increase in wages is even sharper: an employee in the field earned an average of NIS 24,327 in September, an increase of 5.3% compared to the corresponding month last...

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Dec 3, 2020

 Enlivex achieved positive results in a Phase 2 clinical trial of Allocerta Corona drug
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

Good news for Enlivex, which is traded on the stock exchange at a value of NIS 394 million. The company achieved positive intermediate results in a Phase 2 clinical trial in corona patients in a difficult and critical condition, which they treated using the drug Allocerta. Of the eight corona patients who were recruited for the trial, six in critical condition and two in critical condition, seven fully recovered and were discharged from the hospital after less than five days on average from the date of treatment. The eighth patient who was recruited in a critical condition for drug...

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Dec 3, 2020

Ministry of Health agreed with Moderna to double the number of vaccines Israel will purchase
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

In a discussion held on Thursday between representatives of the HMOs and the Ministry of Health on the subject of corona vaccines, the representatives of the HMOs were surprised to discover that vaccine doses are expected to arrive in Israel in a much larger amount than initially expected. According to the information received by the HMOs, the vaccines in the first delivery will arrive in two beats and in each beat two million vaccine doses will be received. The shipment may arrive in Israel as early as the end of December or the beginning of January. Following the vaccination campaign...

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Dec 3, 2020

Moody's: Polarization in Israeli politics  endangers fiscal policy and structural reforms
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The polarization in the political system in Israel endangers fiscal policy and the promotion of structural reforms, and thus also the country's credit rating - according to an annual analysis by the rating company Moody's regarding Israel. The rating agency notes that the risk is intensifying against the background of the danger of a dead end in the political system. This week, as I recall, the Knesset voted in a preliminary reading on the dissolution, which means - if finally approved later - that it will go to a fourth election in about two years. Among Israel's other weaknesses, the...

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Dec 4, 2020

 345,000 middle school students grades 7-9 return to school this morning
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

After a long period of distance learning, about 345,000 students in grades 7-9 are expected to return to school this morning (Sunday). This will complete the return of all students in the education system to the framework of frontal studies since the departure from the holiday lockout began. The principals of the schools were prepared for the return of the students. "We will receive the students with joy and celebration," said a school principal in Ashkelon. The parents, however, are less satisfied. "The outline is inapplicable, it only institutionalizes emotional repetition and not...

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Dec 6, 2020

The government deficit continues to rise  to NIS 151.3 billion - 11.1% of gross domestic product
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The government deficit continues to rise to amounts we did not know before. Data published by the Accountant General's Division of the Ministry of Finance shows that the cumulative deficit in the last 12 months broke all records and amounts to NIS 151.3 billion, which is 11.1% of gross domestic product. The updated state budget for 2020 is NIS 411 billion. According to the Accountant General's Department, the government's budget activity in November measured another high deficit, as in all months of the corona crisis, which amounted to NIS 13.7 billion, compared with November last year,...

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Dec 6, 2020

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