Israel, with a population of around nine million, announced its first novel coronavirus case on February 21. Since then, it has confirmed more than 26,021 infections including 321 deaths, with 980 new cases in the past 24 hours.Use of the security agency’s phone-tracking abilities had been criticized by NGOs as an unjustified violation of privacy. Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman has also consistently urged cabinet to find an alternative. Israel’s parliament passed a law Wednesday enabling the government to use its domestic security agency to track coronavirus infections, as case numbers surged again after a lull.The law, passed on the third and final reading by 53-38, limits the use of the Shin Bet’s surveillance technologies to three weeks and to cases “in which an epidemiological investigation cannot be completed otherwise”.The government had approved a similar measure in mid-March at the height of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak, only to have it blocked by Israel’s top court pending new legislation. Topics : The measure, the details of which were kept secret, was then challenged in Israel’s top court, which ruled that it must be formalized in law or dropped.The government initially chose not to push forward with legislation and the measure was discontinued on June 10 as infection rates dropped.But after nearly a month of growing infection numbers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tabled a bill last week, with a team of ministers appointed to oversee the measure and evaluate its necessity.Zvi Hauser, chairman of the parliament’s foreign and defense committee, which prepared the bill for its second and third readings, said ahead of the final vote that “unfortunately” there was currently “no civilian alternative”.
He has forced his way into the England team but missed the games against Spain and France this month with a hip injury, making him a doubt for the trip to the Magpies. The 28-year-old has earned four caps since his debut in the summer and Ranieri insisted the King Power Stadium is the best place for the striker to achieve his European Championship dream. He said: “Of course, he’s intelligent, he knows very well that now, at Leicester, there’s a very good group, A positive group who play together. “That’s good for him and the other players to show they have quality in this team. “Maybe next season they could choose the best solution – but then you have to see also where Leicester is at the end of the season.” Vardy will be assessed by the Foxes ahead of Saturday’s game and Ranieri admitted he was disappointed to miss out on England duty last week. “Yes, it was hard for him not to play, he wants to play in every game,” he said. “There was no persuasion. It was the England doctor who made the decision, there was no hassle.” And Ranieri reiterated there is no new contract on the table for the forward, despite his form, after he signed a new four-year deal last summer. “Not at the moment, we work around the speculation. Jamie and his agent say he is very happy here,” he said. “We want to grow up together, and I hope we can continue all together.” The Barclays Premier League 12-goal top scorer has become hot property after his remarkable scoring streak. Vardy has netted in nine straight games and will equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record of scoring in 10 consecutive games if he notches at Newcastle on Saturday. Boss Claudio Ranieri has told Jamie Vardy to stick with Leicester to boost his Euro 2016 hopes. Press Association
BREAKING NEWS: Kildare have made one change to their side to face Donegal in the All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final to face Donegal at Croke Park on Saturday, with Brian Flanagan coming into the half-back line instead of Ger White.Kildare XV v Donegal1 Shane Connolly, 2 Andriu MacLochiann, 3 Michael Foley, 4 Hugh McGrillen, 5 Brian Flanagan, 6 Morgan O’Flaherty, 7 Emmet Bolton, 8 John Doyle, 9 Daryl Flynn, 10 Padraig O’Neill, 11 Eoghan O’Flaherty, 12 Eamonn Callaghan, 13 Robert Kelly, 14 Tomas O’Connor, 15 James Kavanagh GAA ALL-IRELAND QUARTER FINAL: KILDARE TEAM NAMED was last modified: July 29th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldailyGAAkildare team v donegal