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CTech's Monday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

CTech's Monday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Forced Covid-19 isolation hurts Israeli doctors in the pocket; Coronavirus puts Haredi suburb Bnei Brak on the brink of disaster

CTech | 13:59  06.04.2020

Forced Covid-19 isolation hurts Israeli doctors in the pocket. Physicians who were required to self-isolate after coming into contact with coronavirus patients claim that their March salaries were cut in half. Read more

Coronavirus puts Haredi suburb Bnei Brak on the brink of disaster. Israel’s biggest ultra-Orthodox community languishes under lockdown with coronavirus leaving the already poverty stricken residents in dire straits. Read more

A woman wearing a mask and gloves. Photo: Gadi Kabalo A woman wearing a mask and gloves. Photo: Gadi Kabalo A woman wearing a mask and gloves. Photo: Gadi Kabalo

A 100-kilometer commute to save Israel's aging ventilator machines. With less than a month to retirement, Rudin Rosenzweig, the head of Medtronic’s Israel lab, makes the long daily commute to fix old decommissioned ventilators and help the country meet its Covid-19 needs. Read more

Opinion | How to engage with CISOs during the Covid-19 era. While we remain optimistic about the industry's long term viability in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear that in the short term, we must reevaluate how we operate under the present conditions. Read more

Israeli inmates to mass-produce protective face masks. The Israel Prison Service estimates a production rate of 3,000 to 5,000 masks per day. Read more

Enterprise bot startup Kryon raises new round, continues to lay off employees. Despite securing new funding, the company recently let several dozens of its 160 employees go because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

OptimisTech | While Covid-19 forces companies to cut back on staff, Israeli defense contractor IAI is hiring. As Israel’s unemployment rate climbs over 24%, the state-owned defense contractor is looking to hire some 60 people. Read more

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StageOne marketing director on balancing work, self-care, and playtime with the kids. Read more

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