HOT TOPIC: CORONAVIRUS

Countries Reimpose Restrictions After Coronavirus Cases Spike During Ramadan The Washington Post

May 21, 2020 | Foreign Policy

TRIPOLI —In the second-biggest city in Lebanon, activists are on a mission. They are scouting Tripoli’s middle-class neighborhoods, lined with well-kept apartment buildings and designer boutiques, for families who desperately need help but are too embarrassed to ask for it. The activists’ charity efforts had originally been concentrating on outreach to Syrian refugees.

Countries Reimpose Restrictions After Coronavirus Cases Spike During Ramadan The Washington Post

May 20, 2020 | The Washington Post

BEIRUT — Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf Arab countries are seeing a sharp spike in coronavirus cases, prompting governments to reimpose some restrictions that had been lifted late last month ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Israeli Researchers Invent Coronavirus Breathalyzer Test

May 13, 2020 | Ynet

BE'ER SHEVA — Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have developed a test to diagnose coronary virus by exhalation. The answers are received in a minute.

COVID-19 Patients Find Fellowship in Jerusalem Hotel

May 13, 2020 | NPR

JERUSALEM — When the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem was leased by the government to house recovering COVID-19 patients, the new guests gave it the nickname, "Hotel Corona." The nearly 200 patients inside already had the coronavirus; and so, unlike the outside world on strict lockdown, they could give each other high fives and hugs and hang out together.

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