02 August 2020

Defiant Likud MK says data, not pressure, to guide virus panel’s decisions


Yifat Shasha-Biton set to meet Netanyahu to avoid her ouster as head of parliamentary committee; she has repeatedly reversed government’s pandemic restrictionsThe Times of Israel is liveblogging Sunday’s developments as they unfold.5:14 pmSouth Africa passes half a million virus casesSouth Africa exceeds half a million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, even as President Cyril Ramaphosa says he sees “promising signs” that the rapid growth of cases is stabilizing and that the country’s strained [...]