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Israel unveils new reconnaissance aircraft
The aircraft will be part of the existing fleet of onboard early warning and electronic reconnaissance platforms, all of which are based on Gulfstream bizjet aircraft.
In addition to identifying targets, including those on the move, the Oron is likely to serve as a communications hub linking the various Israel Defense Forces units in any large-scale operation.
In Israeli hospitals in many cities, they are beginning to close the COVID department due to the lack of patients
No new patients have been hospitalized in the COVID departments of the Rambam hospital. At the same time, 15 patients per day became patients of the department last month.
Also, not a single new patient has been recorded in the Assuta and Meir hospitals. At the same time, on March 30, only one patient with suspected COVID-19 was hospitalized at Sheba and Beilinson hospitals. During the active phase of the epidemic, these hospitals admitted 20-30 people.
Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, which is considered one of the busiest in the country, also reported a tangible decline in the incidence. In particular, on March 30, only three new patients were hospitalized in the COVID department of the institution.
The Israeli Ministry of Health notes that as of April 1, less than 400 people are receiving treatment in all hospitals in the country, and at the end of January the number of patients was almost 1200.
Those who arrived in Israel began to put on electronic bracelets
With the bracelet, a locked mobile phone is issued, by which the location is tracked.
For passengers of electronic wristbands as an alternative to forced quarantine in hotels.
The first passengers at Ben Gurion Airport are already receiving electronic wristbands.
A passenger who has chosen home quarantine and agreed to an electronic bracelet must pay a deposit of one and a half thousand shekels for it.
Guests of coronavirus hotels also demand to give them electronic bracelets and let them go home.
People gathered near the Western Wall of Jerusalem to take part in the traditional Birkat Beloved
Last year, such a meeting was impossible due to COVID-19, so it is especially exciting that this mass prayer is repeated.
Israeli biologists have identified a new unique strain SARS-CoV-2 - P681H.
According to scientists, the P681H strain began to occur in samples of biofluids from patients in November last year, but traces of its existence can be found in wastewater samples collected back in October. This mutation is believed to accelerate the spread of the new type of coronavirus without making it more resistant to antibodies. Presumably, it does not exacerbate the symptoms of the virus.
Israeli Health Minister Yoel Edelstein said more than half of the country's population received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Vaccinations in Israel with Pfizer / BioNTech began last December. Citizens and residents over 16 years old were able to vaccinate - this is about 69% of the 9.3 million population of the country.
Edelstein noted that 50.07% of the total population received both doses of the vaccine, and 55.96% only the first.
Israel has partially lifted restrictions on flights since March 16, ahead of a general vote in the country, which will take place on March 23.
This solution allows flights to Israel from any country. Until this moment, flights were only allowed from a few cities, which included Kiev, London, Frankfurt, Paris and New York.
The new exemptions do not apply to the current limit on the number of passengers arriving. It should not exceed 3000 people per day, which is equivalent to occupancy of 20 medium-haul aircraft.