Itamar Groto

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Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Friday, October 16, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "All the experts agree that the morbidity rate soared because of the reopening of the schools. Anyone who denies this will not change the facts of the matter," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The success of the closure has resulted in us having good morbidity indices,” “We are not yet at the number that allows us to start the first phase of the opening, but if it continues at the current pace, there is no reason why we should not reach the index we want and to start opening on Sunday” External link

jpost Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The success of the closure has resulted in us having good morbidity indices,” “We are not yet at the number that allows us to start the first phase of the opening, but if it continues at the current pace, there is no reason why we should not reach the index we want and to start opening on Sunday” External link

jpost Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The success of the closure has resulted in us having good morbidity indices,” “We are not yet at the number that allows us to start the first phase of the opening, but if it continues at the current pace, there is no reason why we should not reach the index we want and to start opening on Sunday” External link

jpost Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “Our unequivocal intention, as both the ministry’s director general and the health minister have said explicitly, is that we intend to open preschools for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless something unexpected happens with morbidity and we don’t meet the targets we set,” External link

haaretz Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Monday, October 12, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Monday, October 12, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The limitation on keeping no further than one kilometer from home is very important. Once we see the numbers come down we will allow more businesses to open, people will be able to go to the beach and other restrictions will be lifted," External link

ynetnews Sunday, October 11, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “There may be slight changes after three weeks, here or there, but the closure will last longer because there’s nothing we can do — we need a longer period to lower the numbers,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “I believe that if we take the right steps in the health system and the public keeps to the regulations, wears masks and maintains social distancing, working together we could be [where we need to be with infections levels] in a month,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “I believe that if we take the right steps in the health system and the public keeps to the regulations, wears masks and maintains social distancing, working together we could be [where we need to be with infections levels] in a month,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, September 28, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We must consider the rate of infection and not the number of confirmed cases which is a result of the number of tests conducted," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The exit from lockdown this time will be slow and gradual. The morbidity rate has increased sharply and the situation has deteriorated significantly," "Food take out is not permitted because people gather when it is allowed. Swimming is permitted as long as the activity takes place within 500 meters of a person's residence" External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto wrote : “In light of the need to balance the consideration of preventing infection from the coronavirus, and the need to allow appropriate adaptation to young children, we reexamined the issue,” External link

jpost Monday, August 31, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto added : "due to the dynamics of the situation, there will be a discussion between the Minister of Health and the Minister of Education for evaluation" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We see a very good chance for fast alternative tests [to be developed] with on-the-spot results. Israel is at the forefront of development efforts for a breathalyzer test,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, August 17, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “Anyone flying in from a ‘green’ country won’t require two weeks of quarantine, period,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “Anyone flying in from a ‘green’ country won’t require two weeks of quarantine, period,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Anyone returning from a green country will not be required to quarantine for two weeks, period," "This still requires organization, it can't happen tomorrow morning. From our perspective, we will make every effort" External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We have over 550 coronavirus patients hospitalized and the crush is creating a crisis,” “From the moment someone is infected until they degrade to serious condition is about two weeks. We can look forward with concern because even if we shut the whole economy and force everyone to remain at home, we will see the spread continuing” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The whole world put restrictions on restaurant activity, and anyplace where there was a rise in morbidity, the restaurants were closed again,” “The current morbidity level requires that even places abiding by [hygiene] standards be shut” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We have over 550 coronavirus patients hospitalized and the crush is creating a crisis,” “From the moment someone is infected until they degrade to serious condition is about two weeks. We can look forward with concern because even if we shut the whole economy and force everyone to remain at home, we will see the spread continuing” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The whole world put restrictions on restaurant activity, and anyplace where there was a rise in morbidity, the restaurants were closed again,” “The current morbidity level requires that even places abiding by [hygiene] standards be shut” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Monday, July 13, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Monday, July 13, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Monday, July 13, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “We made a mistake by not setting up adequate infrastructure that can give an answer to the phone [calls] about appeals. The system collapsed,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, July 6, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "I did not consider resigning. All my decisions were for the sake of public health. No harm was caused in the outcome, either" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, June 22, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto wrote : “For every case in which my judgment was wrong, and the decision that followed was wrong, I apologize,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, June 21, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto wrote : “For every case in which my judgment was wrong, and the decision that followed was wrong, I apologize,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We’ve gone from half a percent to 1.5%,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We are on a rise in tests: only yesterday, 7,837 corona tests were carried out. We are capable of 14,000 tests a day. Now there are two other laboratories that we reached an agreement with and we have the capacity to reach up to 40,000 tests a day. At the moment, people are not arbitrarily sent for tests," External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The easing of restrictions depends not only on the number of patients, but also on public discipline," External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We are preparing for a number of scenarios in which we remain in the same situation [of some degree of restrictions] until winter and also consider the possibility of another wave in the summer,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We are preparing for a number of scenarios in which we remain in the same situation [of some degree of restrictions] until winter and also consider the possibility of another wave in the summer,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto says : “We are preparing for a number of scenarios in which we remain in the same situation [of some degree of restrictions] until winter and also consider the possibility of another wave in the summer,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto concluded : “Maintaining the guidelines is the difference between prevention and infection,” External link

timesofisrael Friday, May 8, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "I estimate there will be an increase in the number of patients following the removal of the restrictions, but I hope it will not be large. If we see a dramatic increase - we will discuss the matter and perhaps re-tighten the closure," External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "The number of confirmed cases has been on the decline and the restrictions that were in place were working," External link

ynetnews Monday, April 20, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The most important thing is to prevent gatherings - those are the dangerous places and we need to prevent them. Even if people go out for exercise, and there are a hundred people running together, there will be a problem with that. We need to prevent ourselves from reaching such a situation" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, April 20, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We see that the situation is sensitive - in places where they relaxed things too quickly, the virus returned at a very quick pace, so we're doing it slowly and carefully, and as long as we see that the steps we're taking aren't causing damage, we can move forward" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, April 20, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "There are two issues here: The issue of morbidity, and the issue of agreements between the Finance Ministry and the teachers" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, April 20, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “I don’t think any significant change should be counted on,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “Unlike what has become acceptable thinking,” External link

jpost Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto explained : “There are two goals in testing: One is to find the sick, which is about 70% of all tests,” External link

jpost Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto explained : “The central gaps that delay knowledge of the results to the sick are the time it takes from the moment the sick person calls until he gets tested,” External link

jpost Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "Our current [testing] capacity stands at 11,000 lab tests a day," External link

ynetnews Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the bloodstream),” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the bloodstream),” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the bloodstream),” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the bloodstream),” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the bloodstream),” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "In the whole country, closures must be maintained. Places we identify as focal points, we must stop the spread. Will there be a complete closure on the Seder? As it seems right now, the answer is yes. There will be strong enforcement on this matter so that each person will sit only sit with his family," External link

israelnationalnews Monday, April 6, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said ( about Itamar Groto ) : "To date, 103,000 tests have been performed in Israel," "The rate of tests in Israel, contrary to popular belief, is among the highest in the world”. Grotto said the country still hoped to get to reach 10,000 people screened per day by next week and then continue to grow, but admitted, “There is an arms race around the world trying to secure the materials for these test kits" External link

jpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “As of now, 103,000 tests have been carried out, a rate that’s among the highest in the world,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto argued : "We have no intention or ability to open the economy the day after Passover. I did not recommend it. There is a myth here. Even if we write a million checks a day, we cannot free the economy," External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto replied : "Ah, Rothstein, if you continue like this, believe me, it won't go well. So okay? I think our data is accurate, I have 100 times more accurate data than your own so stop messing this up" External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto says : “As of now, 103,000 tests have been carried out, a rate that’s among the highest in the world,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We have no intention or ability to open the economy after Passover" External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "able to keep working while sick" External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Friday, April 3, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Friday, April 3, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Friday, April 3, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "able to keep working while sick" External link

business-standard Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We are now conducting an investigation to identify where he was and who was with him for what is considered extended exposure of more than fifteen minutes,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "able to keep working while sick" External link

news18 Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said ( about Bnei Brak ) : "the rate of increase in the number of those infected is small right now, but we still have to keep our finger on the pulse. According to our models, with the exception of Bnei Brak we have succeeded in stopping an exponential rise in infection" External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We have to begin to see the effects of measures imposed two weeks ago," External link

ynetnews Friday, March 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said ( about Itamar Groto ) : "I understand this sounds like an extreme suggestion but the ministry's position is clear. It will, however, require the proper preparation before it can be put into effect," "The steps we have taken so far have proven effective,” said Grotto. “Our goal is that by the end of Passover we will allow certain groups to return to their daily lives based on data gathered and how vital these groups are to the economy," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "I understand this sounds like an extreme suggestion but the ministry's position is clear. it will, however, require the proper preparation before it can be put into effect," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "I understand this sounds like an extreme suggestion but the ministry's position is clear. it will, however, require the proper preparation before it can be put into effect," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Unfortunately, those tests will not be able to tell us definitively if a coronavirus patient is no longer contagious or if they are immune to further infection," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Unfortunately, those tests will not be able to tell us definitively if a coronavirus patient is no longer contagious or if they are immune to further infection," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Unfortunately, those tests will not be able to tell us definitively if a coronavirus patient is no longer contagious or if they are immune to further infection," External link

ynetnews Monday, March 23, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "I think we've definitely reached our goal," "Now, our next goal is to maintain these figures for the next couple of days and then reach 7,000-8,000 tests a day" External link

ynetnews Monday, March 23, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto says : "Over 40,000 people in Israel die annually for a host of reasons. If coronavirus adds another ten thousand, it is relatively negligible, and since some patients suffer from serious underlying conditions, some of them would have passed away anyway," "So, you must look at the addition, it is wrong to only look at the absolute number" External link

ynetnews Monday, March 23, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “Right now it looks like 200 new cases a day on average, partially due to the fact that more tests are being conducted,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, March 23, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We ordered half a million test kits that should arrive from the United States," "We've managed to reach our destination of testing 5,000 people a day and we'll get to 7,000 tests this week. This number should be doubled by next week" External link

ynetnews Monday, March 23, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “There is an app in the final development stages,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Some of these people would have likely died from other diseases due to their underlying conditions," "That number will be added to the annual mortality rate in Israel, which is about 40,000 people a year" External link

ynetnews Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "People may die from the fear to leave the house for the pharmacy to get medicine," "The numbers aren't high compared to the annual mortality rate" External link

ynetnews Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We would have liked to have a full lockdown, but if the public listens to orders there will be less need for it,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We would like to reach full shutdown [of the economy -ed.], but if the public is attentive to the instructions it will be less necessary. Yesterday saw a public turnaround" External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “People have not internalized the gravity of the situation,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “There is a real debate. I think we need to be stricter,” “With regard to the public sector most of our guidelines have been accepted, namely that only crucial employees should show up to work. But with regard to the private sector we are not there yet. Too many people are leaving their homes” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto added : "If a closure is decided upon, in the first stage we will ask the entire population to stay home," "In the second stage, the closure will gradually be lifted. We may have to tell older people and those who are at risk not to leave their homes and we may need to bring supplies to their homes" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “Special permission was given and the drug procurement is being carried out now. The Indians agreed to exempt Israel,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "Special permission was given and the drug procurement is being carried out now. The Indians agreed to exempt Israel," External link

economictimes Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “Special permission was given and the drug procurement is being carried out now. The Indians agreed to exempt Israel,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Children and teenagers can catch the virus, it's just the chances of their situations becoming severe are low," "They won't die, but they could be infected" External link

upi Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto concluded : “We believe that widespread expansion in Israel is inevitable,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “travel to countries where an outbreak is already known should know be considered,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto noted : “Older people, over the age of 60, or people who have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or respiratory illness, are advised to take extreme care,” “The risk for children under the age of 18 is actually lower” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto concluded : “We believe that widespread expansion in Israel is inevitable,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “travel to countries where an outbreak is already known should know be considered,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto noted : “Older people, over the age of 60, or people who have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or respiratory illness, are advised to take extreme care,” “The risk for children under the age of 18 is actually lower” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto concluded : “We believe that widespread expansion in Israel is inevitable,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “travel to countries where an outbreak is already known should know be considered,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto noted : “Older people, over the age of 60, or people who have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or respiratory illness, are advised to take extreme care,” “The risk for children under the age of 18 is actually lower” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "In terms of assessing the situation, the most dangerous place on Earth to catch Corona is this ship. Therefore, we will take the step of strict conditions of isolation in the hospital and not in the home" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “That could be the reason for the rise in cases, since contrary to other strains, where even those who don’t get vaccinated are exposed to them and become vaccinated naturally, there is a population that has still not been exposed to it [swine flue] — in particular among the younger population,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We have no way of knowing if it will still go up. We are preparing for a complicated winter,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, April 19, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” External link

time Friday, April 19, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "She's been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we're now just hoping for the best," External link

ibtimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” External link

wqad Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” External link

nypost Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” External link

fox2now Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "She's been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we're now just hoping for the best," External link

news4jax Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto conceded : “We were among the leaders in anti-smoking legislation, but we have fallen behind and certainly feel there is room for improvement,” External link

jpost Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:25:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The HU research is not based enough on facts,” “We too do similar studies. At this point, there is not enough evidence that in Israel salt should be fortified with iodine. Every country in the world has different conditions” External link

jpost Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:05:00 AM EAT



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Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Friday, October 16, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "All the experts agree that the morbidity rate soared because of the reopening of the schools. Anyone who denies this will not change the facts of the matter," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The success of the closure has resulted in us having good morbidity indices,” “We are not yet at the number that allows us to start the first phase of the opening, but if it continues at the current pace, there is no reason why we should not reach the index we want and to start opening on Sunday” External link

jpost Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The success of the closure has resulted in us having good morbidity indices,” “We are not yet at the number that allows us to start the first phase of the opening, but if it continues at the current pace, there is no reason why we should not reach the index we want and to start opening on Sunday” External link

jpost Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The success of the closure has resulted in us having good morbidity indices,” “We are not yet at the number that allows us to start the first phase of the opening, but if it continues at the current pace, there is no reason why we should not reach the index we want and to start opening on Sunday” External link

jpost Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “Our unequivocal intention, as both the ministry’s director general and the health minister have said explicitly, is that we intend to open preschools for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless something unexpected happens with morbidity and we don’t meet the targets we set,” External link

haaretz Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Monday, October 12, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "We intend to open preschools and kindergartens for ages 0 to 6 on Sunday, unless there is something unusual in the illness and we do not meet the numbers we set," External link

haaretz Monday, October 12, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The limitation on keeping no further than one kilometer from home is very important. Once we see the numbers come down we will allow more businesses to open, people will be able to go to the beach and other restrictions will be lifted," External link

ynetnews Sunday, October 11, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “There may be slight changes after three weeks, here or there, but the closure will last longer because there’s nothing we can do — we need a longer period to lower the numbers,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “I believe that if we take the right steps in the health system and the public keeps to the regulations, wears masks and maintains social distancing, working together we could be [where we need to be with infections levels] in a month,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “I believe that if we take the right steps in the health system and the public keeps to the regulations, wears masks and maintains social distancing, working together we could be [where we need to be with infections levels] in a month,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, September 28, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We must consider the rate of infection and not the number of confirmed cases which is a result of the number of tests conducted," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The exit from lockdown this time will be slow and gradual. The morbidity rate has increased sharply and the situation has deteriorated significantly," "Food take out is not permitted because people gather when it is allowed. Swimming is permitted as long as the activity takes place within 500 meters of a person's residence" External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto wrote : “In light of the need to balance the consideration of preventing infection from the coronavirus, and the need to allow appropriate adaptation to young children, we reexamined the issue,” External link

jpost Monday, August 31, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto added : "due to the dynamics of the situation, there will be a discussion between the Minister of Health and the Minister of Education for evaluation" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We see a very good chance for fast alternative tests [to be developed] with on-the-spot results. Israel is at the forefront of development efforts for a breathalyzer test,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, August 17, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “Anyone flying in from a ‘green’ country won’t require two weeks of quarantine, period,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “Anyone flying in from a ‘green’ country won’t require two weeks of quarantine, period,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Anyone returning from a green country will not be required to quarantine for two weeks, period," "This still requires organization, it can't happen tomorrow morning. From our perspective, we will make every effort" External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “hospitals are currently flooded with coronavirus patients. Even patients in moderate condition require treatment. It takes two weeks for an infected person to become a seriously ill patient” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto added : “what we see today in the hospital reflects the infection rate from two weeks ago. Even if no one leaves their home, we’ll continue to see a rise in new cases” External link

haaretz Monday, July 20, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We have over 550 coronavirus patients hospitalized and the crush is creating a crisis,” “From the moment someone is infected until they degrade to serious condition is about two weeks. We can look forward with concern because even if we shut the whole economy and force everyone to remain at home, we will see the spread continuing” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The whole world put restrictions on restaurant activity, and anyplace where there was a rise in morbidity, the restaurants were closed again,” “The current morbidity level requires that even places abiding by [hygiene] standards be shut” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We have over 550 coronavirus patients hospitalized and the crush is creating a crisis,” “From the moment someone is infected until they degrade to serious condition is about two weeks. We can look forward with concern because even if we shut the whole economy and force everyone to remain at home, we will see the spread continuing” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The whole world put restrictions on restaurant activity, and anyplace where there was a rise in morbidity, the restaurants were closed again,” “The current morbidity level requires that even places abiding by [hygiene] standards be shut” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Monday, July 13, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Monday, July 13, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Monday, July 13, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The great difficulty is that you can't eat with a mask. Unlike public transport or even synagogues, when people eat they take off [their] masks and there is a significant risk of infection. But at the moment we are in a state of illness that has worsened, and we said that if the situation worsens we will have to go backwards" External link

haaretz Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “We made a mistake by not setting up adequate infrastructure that can give an answer to the phone [calls] about appeals. The system collapsed,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, July 6, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "I did not consider resigning. All my decisions were for the sake of public health. No harm was caused in the outcome, either" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, June 22, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto wrote : “For every case in which my judgment was wrong, and the decision that followed was wrong, I apologize,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, June 21, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto wrote : “For every case in which my judgment was wrong, and the decision that followed was wrong, I apologize,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We’ve gone from half a percent to 1.5%,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We are on a rise in tests: only yesterday, 7,837 corona tests were carried out. We are capable of 14,000 tests a day. Now there are two other laboratories that we reached an agreement with and we have the capacity to reach up to 40,000 tests a day. At the moment, people are not arbitrarily sent for tests," External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The easing of restrictions depends not only on the number of patients, but also on public discipline," External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We are preparing for a number of scenarios in which we remain in the same situation [of some degree of restrictions] until winter and also consider the possibility of another wave in the summer,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We are preparing for a number of scenarios in which we remain in the same situation [of some degree of restrictions] until winter and also consider the possibility of another wave in the summer,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto says : “We are preparing for a number of scenarios in which we remain in the same situation [of some degree of restrictions] until winter and also consider the possibility of another wave in the summer,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto concluded : “Maintaining the guidelines is the difference between prevention and infection,” External link

timesofisrael Friday, May 8, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "I estimate there will be an increase in the number of patients following the removal of the restrictions, but I hope it will not be large. If we see a dramatic increase - we will discuss the matter and perhaps re-tighten the closure," External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "The number of confirmed cases has been on the decline and the restrictions that were in place were working," External link

ynetnews Monday, April 20, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "The most important thing is to prevent gatherings - those are the dangerous places and we need to prevent them. Even if people go out for exercise, and there are a hundred people running together, there will be a problem with that. We need to prevent ourselves from reaching such a situation" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, April 20, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We see that the situation is sensitive - in places where they relaxed things too quickly, the virus returned at a very quick pace, so we're doing it slowly and carefully, and as long as we see that the steps we're taking aren't causing damage, we can move forward" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, April 20, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "There are two issues here: The issue of morbidity, and the issue of agreements between the Finance Ministry and the teachers" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, April 20, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “I don’t think any significant change should be counted on,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “Unlike what has become acceptable thinking,” External link

jpost Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto explained : “There are two goals in testing: One is to find the sick, which is about 70% of all tests,” External link

jpost Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto explained : “The central gaps that delay knowledge of the results to the sick are the time it takes from the moment the sick person calls until he gets tested,” External link

jpost Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "Our current [testing] capacity stands at 11,000 lab tests a day," External link

ynetnews Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the bloodstream),” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the bloodstream),” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the bloodstream),” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the bloodstream),” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antibodies in the bloodstream),” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Monday, April 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "In the whole country, closures must be maintained. Places we identify as focal points, we must stop the spread. Will there be a complete closure on the Seder? As it seems right now, the answer is yes. There will be strong enforcement on this matter so that each person will sit only sit with his family," External link

israelnationalnews Monday, April 6, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said ( about Itamar Groto ) : "To date, 103,000 tests have been performed in Israel," "The rate of tests in Israel, contrary to popular belief, is among the highest in the world”. Grotto said the country still hoped to get to reach 10,000 people screened per day by next week and then continue to grow, but admitted, “There is an arms race around the world trying to secure the materials for these test kits" External link

jpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We don’t intend or we have the ability to get the economy back on track after Passover. This should be taken into consideration. We have to wait and see if the infection rate changes after the Passover holiday, which will only happen several days after the holiday” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “To resume economic activity, we would have to rely on serological tests (which identify coronavirus antidotes in the blood stream),” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “It may sound insignificant, but it has a huge impact,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “As of now, 103,000 tests have been carried out, a rate that’s among the highest in the world,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto argued : "We have no intention or ability to open the economy the day after Passover. I did not recommend it. There is a myth here. Even if we write a million checks a day, we cannot free the economy," External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto replied : "Ah, Rothstein, if you continue like this, believe me, it won't go well. So okay? I think our data is accurate, I have 100 times more accurate data than your own so stop messing this up" External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto says : “As of now, 103,000 tests have been carried out, a rate that’s among the highest in the world,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We have no intention or ability to open the economy after Passover" External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "able to keep working while sick" External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Friday, April 3, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Friday, April 3, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Friday, April 3, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "able to keep working while sick" External link

business-standard Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We are now conducting an investigation to identify where he was and who was with him for what is considered extended exposure of more than fifteen minutes,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "able to keep working while sick" External link

news18 Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “This coincides with the World Health Organization unequivocally saying that the disease is transmitted through droplets, and is not airborne. Therefore, the Health Ministry views thae masks as efficient in protecting those who haven’t been infected yet,” External link

haaretz Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said ( about Bnei Brak ) : "the rate of increase in the number of those infected is small right now, but we still have to keep our finger on the pulse. According to our models, with the exception of Bnei Brak we have succeeded in stopping an exponential rise in infection" External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We have to begin to see the effects of measures imposed two weeks ago," External link

ynetnews Friday, March 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said ( about Itamar Groto ) : "I understand this sounds like an extreme suggestion but the ministry's position is clear. It will, however, require the proper preparation before it can be put into effect," "The steps we have taken so far have proven effective,” said Grotto. “Our goal is that by the end of Passover we will allow certain groups to return to their daily lives based on data gathered and how vital these groups are to the economy," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "I understand this sounds like an extreme suggestion but the ministry's position is clear. it will, however, require the proper preparation before it can be put into effect," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "I understand this sounds like an extreme suggestion but the ministry's position is clear. it will, however, require the proper preparation before it can be put into effect," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Unfortunately, those tests will not be able to tell us definitively if a coronavirus patient is no longer contagious or if they are immune to further infection," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Unfortunately, those tests will not be able to tell us definitively if a coronavirus patient is no longer contagious or if they are immune to further infection," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Unfortunately, those tests will not be able to tell us definitively if a coronavirus patient is no longer contagious or if they are immune to further infection," External link

ynetnews Monday, March 23, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "I think we've definitely reached our goal," "Now, our next goal is to maintain these figures for the next couple of days and then reach 7,000-8,000 tests a day" External link

ynetnews Monday, March 23, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto says : "Over 40,000 people in Israel die annually for a host of reasons. If coronavirus adds another ten thousand, it is relatively negligible, and since some patients suffer from serious underlying conditions, some of them would have passed away anyway," "So, you must look at the addition, it is wrong to only look at the absolute number" External link

ynetnews Monday, March 23, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “Right now it looks like 200 new cases a day on average, partially due to the fact that more tests are being conducted,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, March 23, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We ordered half a million test kits that should arrive from the United States," "We've managed to reach our destination of testing 5,000 people a day and we'll get to 7,000 tests this week. This number should be doubled by next week" External link

ynetnews Monday, March 23, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “There is an app in the final development stages,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Some of these people would have likely died from other diseases due to their underlying conditions," "That number will be added to the annual mortality rate in Israel, which is about 40,000 people a year" External link

ynetnews Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "People may die from the fear to leave the house for the pharmacy to get medicine," "The numbers aren't high compared to the annual mortality rate" External link

ynetnews Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We would have liked to have a full lockdown, but if the public listens to orders there will be less need for it,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "We would like to reach full shutdown [of the economy -ed.], but if the public is attentive to the instructions it will be less necessary. Yesterday saw a public turnaround" External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “People have not internalized the gravity of the situation,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “There is a real debate. I think we need to be stricter,” “With regard to the public sector most of our guidelines have been accepted, namely that only crucial employees should show up to work. But with regard to the private sector we are not there yet. Too many people are leaving their homes” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto added : "If a closure is decided upon, in the first stage we will ask the entire population to stay home," "In the second stage, the closure will gradually be lifted. We may have to tell older people and those who are at risk not to leave their homes and we may need to bring supplies to their homes" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto told : “Special permission was given and the drug procurement is being carried out now. The Indians agreed to exempt Israel,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto told : "Special permission was given and the drug procurement is being carried out now. The Indians agreed to exempt Israel," External link

economictimes Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “Special permission was given and the drug procurement is being carried out now. The Indians agreed to exempt Israel,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "Children and teenagers can catch the virus, it's just the chances of their situations becoming severe are low," "They won't die, but they could be infected" External link

upi Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto concluded : “We believe that widespread expansion in Israel is inevitable,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “travel to countries where an outbreak is already known should know be considered,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto noted : “Older people, over the age of 60, or people who have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or respiratory illness, are advised to take extreme care,” “The risk for children under the age of 18 is actually lower” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto concluded : “We believe that widespread expansion in Israel is inevitable,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “travel to countries where an outbreak is already known should know be considered,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto noted : “Older people, over the age of 60, or people who have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or respiratory illness, are advised to take extreme care,” “The risk for children under the age of 18 is actually lower” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto concluded : “We believe that widespread expansion in Israel is inevitable,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “travel to countries where an outbreak is already known should know be considered,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto noted : “Older people, over the age of 60, or people who have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or respiratory illness, are advised to take extreme care,” “The risk for children under the age of 18 is actually lower” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "In terms of assessing the situation, the most dangerous place on Earth to catch Corona is this ship. Therefore, we will take the step of strict conditions of isolation in the hospital and not in the home" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “That could be the reason for the rise in cases, since contrary to other strains, where even those who don’t get vaccinated are exposed to them and become vaccinated naturally, there is a population that has still not been exposed to it [swine flue] — in particular among the younger population,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “We have no way of knowing if it will still go up. We are preparing for a complicated winter,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, April 19, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” External link

time Friday, April 19, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "She's been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we're now just hoping for the best," External link

ibtimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” External link

wqad Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” External link

nypost Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” External link

fox2now Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto said : "She's been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we're now just hoping for the best," External link

news4jax Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Itamar Groto conceded : “We were among the leaders in anti-smoking legislation, but we have fallen behind and certainly feel there is room for improvement,” External link

jpost Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:25:00 AM EAT

Itamar Groto said : “The HU research is not based enough on facts,” “We too do similar studies. At this point, there is not enough evidence that in Israel salt should be fortified with iodine. Every country in the world has different conditions” External link

jpost Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:05:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
associate director-general17.65%EN08/12/201612/08/2016
manager58.82%EN09/10/201310/09/2013
director of israel23.53%EN08/18/201318/08/2013
Names Lang Count
Itamar GrottoEN80.00%
Itamar GrotoIT10.00%
Itamar GrotoEN10.00%


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