Coronavirus in Israel: Confirmed Cases Surpass 14,500, With Over 190 Fatalities
14,592 Israelis have so far tested positive for the coronavirus; 191 people have died. In the West Bank, 314 cases have been diagnosed so far. Two have died. In Gaza, 17 cases have been diagnosed, eight of which have recovered.
■ On Monday, Israel's Health Ministry confirmed the daily number of recoveries had overtaken the number of infections over the prior three days, reversing the trend. New cases spiked again on Wednesday, however.
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■ The Israeli government approved a series of steps to ease the lockdown restrictions, including allowing group prayer, partial reopening of the economy and certain stores, and fines for not wearing masks in public
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■ The government decided to relax curfew regulations on the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak, a coronavirus hotspot, as well as a curfew on Jerusalem neighborhoods with a high infection rate; a curfew was imposed on the Arab town of Deir al-Asad in the Galilee
■ There will be no Ramadan prayers in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, the Waqf religious authorities announced, as some fear a spike in coronavirus cases could happen during Islam's holiest month