Coronavirus Cases in Israel Spike to 126, Nearly 2,500 Medical Officials Quarantined

As the highly contagious novel coronavirus spreads around the world, Israel and the Palestinian Authority struggle to contain a local outbreak that has virtually halted air traffic in and out of Israel, led to schools being shuttered and tens of thousands of people entering quarantine.

■ 126 Israelis have so far tested positive for coronavirus, known as COVID-19; thousands have been placed in isolation; four have recovered. In the West Bank, 35 cases have been diagnosed so far

■ Israeli government shutters schools, universities, bans indoor gatherings of over 100 people, urges people to avoid unnecessary gatherings

■ Netanyahu calls on Gantz to form "emergency unity government" to tackle spread of virus

■ All foreigners are not be allowed into Israel, unless they can prove they are able to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival. Read the full guide for tourists and Israelis


11:35 A.M. Four more Palestinians test positive for coronavirus in West Bank, bringing total to 35