According to Arab News, Israel has reported the first incidence of “florona” sickness, which is caused by a COVID-19 and influenza infection.
Arab News tweeted, “#Israel records the first instance of #florona illness, a double infection of #COVID19 and influenza.”
Meanwhile, on Friday, Israel’s national health providers began providing fourth COVID-19 vaccine injections to people with impaired immune systems.
According to Time of Israel, the Director-General of the Health Ministry, Nachman Ash, today approved booster shots for immunocompromised patients due to the Omicron infection wave, as long as it has been at least four months since their third dose.
Ash also approved immunizations for elderly people in geriatric homes on Friday morning. According to the journal, the government did so “because of worries about epidemics at such facilities, and the risk to the health and lives of inhabitants.”
The number of COVID-19 cases in Israel has been steadily increasing.
On Thursday, approximately 5,000 additional cases were detected, according to new statistics from the Ministry of Health.