COVID-19 May Have Lasting Effect Post-Recovery; Saudi Arabia To Limit Pilgrimages; Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Israel Continue To Climb, Government May Reimpose Partial Lockdown

Covid-19 may have long-lasting effects on those who recover, even in those who report mild symptoms. An investigation by Israel’s Channel 12 reports that recovered patients are nonetheless experiencing phantom pains, memory loss, personality changes, psychological issues and extreme fatigue, and lungs that will not heal, even months after recovery. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…

As of Monday, June 22, one-hundred sixty-eight new Covid-19 infections were confirmed in the West Bank. Hebron and Nablus were placed on lockdown, and social gatherings were banned across the West Bank. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…

Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, will not allow international travelers to make the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca next month. The move is an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The Hajj pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Muslims, and 70% who make it are from outside Saudi Arabia. Reported by UPI. Read more…

As of Monday, June 22, Israel’s total confirmed coronavirus cases stood at 4,940 double the count on June 7. Amer Elemy, head of coronavirus care at Nazareth Hospital, told the Times of Israel he believes Israel is in a second wave of infections. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more… The following day, a report by a military task force stated Israel’s rate of active coronavirus cases could double within a week. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more… By Saturday, June 27, the total number of active coronavirus cases in Israel grew to 6,102 with 621 new confirmed infections overnight. Israel has seen a total of $23,421 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more… According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the cabinet would vote on whether to reimpose some coronavirus restrictions. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…