Coronavirus in Israel: Government Approves Economic Packages for Small Businesses

As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, Israel and the Palestinian territories are working to curb the spread of COVID-19 among their populations.

■14,882 Israelis have so far tested positive for the coronavirus; 193 people have died.

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■ In the West Bank, 480 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. 

■ 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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■ Coronavirus tracker: Live statistics of cases and deaths in Israel and worldwide ■ Do's and don'ts: Israel's Ministry explains coronavirus restrictions