• Wed. May 18th, 2022
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On Sunday, the number of Corona deaths in Israel rose to 16. The virus’ latest victim is 84-year-old Rosa Sherman from Jerusalem. She died after being seriously ill in hospital for six days, writes the Times of Israel.

She was the third Corona victim on Sunday. Earlier in the day, two elderly people died in the 90s in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem.

13 out of the 16 people who have died so far from Corona in Israel were over 70 years old. An 82-year-old Israeli man in Italy has also died of Corona. In addition, there are over 4,200 infected in Israel.

One of the infected is Rivkah Paluch, one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s advisers. She had a meeting with Netanyahu on Thursday just before she was informed that she was infected, writes Times of Israel.

According to the Ministry of Health, 66 of those infected are in serious condition. 54 people are on a respirator, one of them is a 22-year-old man with no underlying illnesses.

To combat the spread of Corona, the Israeli authorities have ordered all citizens to stay at home with few exceptions. Citizens can only leave the home to buy food, medicine or a short walk a maximum of 100 meters from the home.

The UN praises the good cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority

Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) is cooperating to limit the spread of Corona.

Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, has praised the coordination between the Israeli and Palestinian authorities in the fight against the spread of Corona. The UN has praised the cooperation for being “excellent”.

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