Coronavirus Updates

Greece to allow in Israeli visitors – under strict regulations
The Media Line Staff
12:58 | 08/13/2020

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Delias announced during a trip to Israel on Thursday an agreement allowing up to 600 Israelis per week to visit four designated locales: Athens, Thessaloniki, Crete and Corfu.

First 3 Israelis treated with new ‘passive vaccine’ recover
The Media Line Staff
10:12 | 08/13/2020
The first three patients treated with a new “passive vaccine” developed by Hadassah Medical Center and the Israeli biopharmaceutical firm Kamada have recovered and been released from the hospital, Hadassah Medical Center reported Thursday.
Ukraine sees record jump in coronavirus cases
The Media Line Staff
10:11 | 08/13/2020
Ukraine on Thursday reported a record increase in daily coronavirus cases for Wednesday, with 1,592 new infections, the National Security and Defense Council said.
Global coronavirus deaths near 750,000
The Media Line Staff
10:10 | 08/13/2020
The world is closing in on the grim milestone of 750,000 coronavirus deaths. The total number of fatalities as of Thursday stood at 749,421, according to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker.
Jordan closes Syria border for a week
The Media Line Staff
10:09 | 08/13/2020
Jordan on Thursday closed its border with Syria for a week after staff at their only open land crossing tested positive for the novel coronavirus, state media said.
Argentina, Mexico to produce AstraZeneca vaccine
The Media Line Staff
10:08 | 08/13/2020
Argentina and Mexico will produce the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for most of Latin America, Argentine President Alberto Fernández said on Wednesday after meeting with company executives involved in the project.
Daily COVID-19 tests for NFL players through September 5
The Media Line Staff
10:06 | 08/13/2020
The National Football League and the players union have agreed to daily testing for the novel coronavirus through September 5.
Chile to lift lockdown in center of capital
The Media Line Staff
10:04 | 08/13/2020
Chile on Monday will lift one of the world’s longest lockdowns in the capital Santiago’s central business district and adjoining Central Station, Health Minister Enrique Paris said on Wednesday.
Israel Museum reopening Thursday
The Media Line Staff
17:38 | 08/12/2020

The Dead Sea Scrolls have been brought back out in advance of Thursday’s reopening of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The museum was shut down for five months because of the coronavirus outbreak, with the priceless scrolls being placed in an armored vault.

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