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Chinese Smartphone Health Code Rules Post-virus Life

WUHAN, China (AP) — Since the coronavirus outbreak, life in China is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen. Green is the "health code" that says a user is symptom-free ...

Israeli HMO Director Estimates There Are 75,000 Coronavirus Carriers In Bnei Brak

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — The director of the Maccabi HMO, Professor Ran Sa'ar, said Thursday that "Maccabi treats about a half of the residents of Bnei Brak and according to various i...

Doctors : People Endangering Their Lives Unnecessarily To Avoid Coming To Emergency Rooms

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — A heavy silence permeates hospital emergency rooms in the last few weeks. Doctors claim that people are avoiding emergency rooms even when it is imperative for...

Extremists See Global Chaos From Virus As An Opportunity

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity ...

Trump Warns Iran Against Attacking US Troops In Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Tehran should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed groups attack American forces or assets in Iraq. ...

UN Climate Summit Postponed Until 2021 Because Of COVID-19

ONDON (AP) — This year's United Nations global climate summit is being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, host country Britain said Wednesday, The U.K. government sa...

Israel Declares Face-Masks Obligatory In Public

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israel announced new steps Wednesday evening in an attempt to curb the further spread of coronavirus in the country, with the number of positive COVID-19 pati...

Shuli Rand Defends Chareidi Community From Media Attacks: ‘Do You Think We Want To Die?

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli singer Shuli Rand responded sharply on his Facebook page to the numerous media attacks on the Chareidi public in Israel over the past few days. Rand, ...

British Man Runs Marathon In Backyard During Lockdown

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Being stuck at home didn't stop a British man from running an outdoor marathon. James Campbell, a former professional javelin thrower, spent his 32nd ...

Facebook Joins Resistance To Bolsonaro Virus Claims

SAO PAULO (AP) — Major social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who have lined up...

Feed The Soul: In Chaotic Times, Gardening Becomes Therapy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dig. Plant. Breathe. As spring's arrival in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with government stay-at-home orders, the itch to get outside has turned ba...

Top Moscow Doctor Positive, Shook Putin’s Hand

MOSCOW - The chief doctor of Moscow’s top hospital for coronavirus patients says he’s tested positive, a statement that comes a week after his encounter with President Vladimir Put...

Italy Asks Israeli Health Ministry To Allow Use Of Clip About ‘Chain Of Infection’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Italian officials asked Israeli health ministry officials to allow the mass usage of a clip regarding the 'chain of infection' which explains how COVID-19 can...

Medtronic Shares Design Specifications Of Patented Ventilator To Combat Coronavirus Shortages

FRIDLEY,MINN.(VINnews) — Medtronics, a Minnesota-based medical equipment company, has decided to publicly share the design specifications of its patent-protected Puritan Bennett 56...

Photos: France’s Front-line Volunteers Brave Virus Risks

PARIS (AP) — They don't have to put themselves in harm's way, but the volunteers of France's well-known Civil Protection service have chosen the front line in the fight against the...

Bnei Brak Residents Report Public Health Infringements; Police Seal Mikvas, Shuls

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — In the wake of the ruling by Rav Chaim Kanievski that people who violate health ministry regulations are considered to be a rodef (endangering other's lives) ...

Blissful Ignorance? Submariners Likely Unaware Of Pandemic

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Of a world in coronavirus turmoil, they may know little or nothing. Submariners stealthily cruising the ocean deeps, purposefully shielded from worldly wo...

Watch: Police Helicopter Locates Minyan Without Social Distancing At Satmar Shul, Meah Shearim

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Despite the fact that most of the Chareidi public have internalized the inherent dangers in gathering even outdoors for minyan and maintain strict social dist...

108-Year-Old Survivor Of Spanish Flu Dies Of Coronavirus, 102-Year-Old Recovers

SALFORD, ENGLAND (VINnews) — A 108-year-old British woman who survived the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu succumbed to the coronavirus, according to a report by the Guardian newspaper. H...

City At Center Of China’s Virus Outbreak Gradually Revives

WUHAN, China (AP) — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus ...

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