Coronavirus Israel Live: Israel Relaxes Emergency Regulations for Those Returning From Abroad

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

■ 16,310 people in Israel have so far tested positive for the coronavirus; 239 people have died. In the West Bank and East Jerusalem, 515 people tested positive; two people have died. In the Gaza Strip, 17 people were diagnosed, 12 of which recovered. 

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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 stores, and fines for not wearing masks in public. Some coronavirus wards started closing as cases decline.

■ Coronavirus tracker: Live stats of cases and deaths


06:00 A.M. Israel's private day cares to reopen Sunday in limited format

The Finance Ministry announced that private day cares will return operating starting Sunday. The ministry's representatives came to an understanding with the day cares that they would work with up to 17 children in one group, with the preschool manager choosing whether to rotate the children or find another solution to meet the guidelines.