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Israel tightens lockdown measures

Israel added more restrictions on top of its lockdown as coronavirus cases continue to spread rapidly. On the other hand, Israel is successfully rolling out the vaccine.

Israel has increased lockdown measures aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus.

On Thursday, the prime minister’s office announced revised measures to combat the virus. The rules now say the maximum number of people who can gather indoors is five and the maximum number outdoors is 10, with some exceptions. The rules call for the closure of schools, for there to be no professional sports games and for employees not to go to their places of work. There are exceptions for essential workers; weddings, circumcision ceremonies and funerals can have 10 people indoors and 20 people outdoors.

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