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Israel and the West Bank are dealing with a renewed outbreak f the coronavirus, leading to proposals and measures intended to curb its spread and mitigate the economic ramifications of the crisis by both Israeli and Palestinian authorities.

83,540 people in Israel have so far tested positive for the coronavirus; 606 people have died. 

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In the West Bank, there are 7,824 active cases; 80 people have died. In the Gaza Strip, 72 people were diagnosed and one person has died. 

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3:35 P.M. Israelis can now enter four more countries

A Foreign Ministry representative told the Knesset Coronavirus Committee Monday that only four countries that have a low incidence of COVID-19 – Croatia, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Rwanda – are prepared to permit Israeli passport holders to enter their countries. In order to enter those countries, Israelis must certify that they have tested negative for the virus.

Ilan Fluss, the head of the Foreign Ministry’s economic division, told the committee that Italy also permits Israelis to enter the country for business, education and exceptional cases for limited periods.

In addition to those countries, a number of others also allow Israelis to enter: The United States (other than New York state), Serbia, Montenegro and Turkey place no limitations on Israeli visitors. The United Kingdom, Slovenia, Romania as well as New York state require two weeks’ quarantine.