Coronavirus in Israel: Over 3,800 Cases Diagnosed; Ten More Test Positive in West Bank
As the highly contagious coronavirus spreads around the world, Israel and the Palestinians struggle to contain a local outbreak that has virtually halted daily life and led to tens of thousands of people entering quarantine.
■ 3,865 Israelis have so far tested positive for the coronavirus, with the vast majority of cases mild and 89 recoveries. 13 patients have died and 66 are in serious condition. One Israeli tourist died in Italy.
■ In the West Bank, 97 cases have been diagnosed so far. One woman in her 60s died. The Palestinian prime minister ordered a lockdown as of Sunday night. In Gaza, nine cases were diagnosed, the first two after returning from Pakistan, while seven came down with the virus after coming in contact with them.
■ Israel's government approved emergency measures to limit movement of citizens and trade, shuttering cultural and recreational establishments as well as schools and universities and banning gatherings. Read the complete guide to the lockdown.
■ For information on the Health Ministry's app that tracks contact with confirmed coronavirus patients, click here. For more information on the Health Ministry's official website on the corovavirus outbreak, click here.