The Israel Defense Forces launches a new website and phone hotline that are meant to supply information about the coronavirus and the government’s response to it.
The website — https://info.oref.org.il/ — is created in a joint effort by the IDF and the National Information Directorate and is available in Hebrew, Arabic and Russian. A limited version is also available in English.
“In an effort to help explain [the situation] to residents about the outbreak of the virus, the website provides relevant information to the Israeli society,” the military says.
This includes information about unemployment benefits, recommendations on how to speak to children about the virus, and how to prevent infection.
The hotline — available by dialing 104 — is staffed by IDF soldiers and officers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“The IDF is taking an active role in educating the public at this time and is an available and accessible source of information about the coronavirus,” the military says.