A woman walks her dog along a deserted Tel Aviv street

IN PICTURES: Empty roads, deserted streets as Israel remains on Passover lockdown

Israelis have been largely obeying emergency regulations imposed for the first days of the festival as part of efforts to curb spread of coronavirus; strict restrictions to remain in place until Friday morning, public transport only to resume on Sunday

Itay Blumenthal |
Published: 04.09.20 , 17:58
Israelis have been largely obeying emergency regulations imposed for Passover as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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  • The roads were mostly empty of cars Thursday, while very few people could be seen on the streets.
    רחובות תל אביב ריקים בצל הקורונהרחובות תל אביב ריקים בצל הקורונה
    A woman walks her dog along a deserted Tel Aviv street
    (Photo: Shaul Golan)
    Those who did venture out were walking their dogs or taking some air within the 100-meter range allowed by regulations.

    כביש ריק לונה פארק תל אביב סגורכביש ריק לונה פארק תל אביב סגור
    An overhead view of the deserted Luna Park fairground in Tel Aviv
    (Photo: AP)
    Meanwhile, police on Thursday continue extensive enforcement operations throughout the country.
    כביש ריקכביש ריק
    An empty road in Jerusalem
    (Photo: Reuters)
    In Tel Aviv, police found a man violating his home isolation to take a walk on the seafront boardwalk. He was fined and given a police escort back to his home.
    שוטרי תל אביב גילו לפני זמן קצר על הטיילת אדם שהפר בידודשוטרי תל אביב גילו לפני זמן קצר על הטיילת אדם שהפר בידוד
    Police detain a man violating his quarantine on Tel Aviv seafront
    (Photo: Israel Police)
    At 7am, the curfew that took effect at 3pm Wednesday came to an end, allowing Israelis to again shop for essential products within their immediate vicinity if possible.

    כביש 44 לכיוון מזרח ריק מרכביםכביש 44 לכיוון מזרח ריק מרכבים
    The highway leading to Rishon Lezion is free of cars
    (Photo: Lior Beit Halevi)
    Moving between cities is still prohibited, and public transportation will only resume on Sunday morning.
    כבישים ריקים בקריית שמונהכבישים ריקים בקריית שמונה
    People stayed home in Kiryat Shmona
    (Photo: Avihu Shapira)
    The Health Ministry said Thursday morning that the death toll from the coronavirus in Israel has risen to 79.
    מחסום מאולתר ב מג'דל שמס מחסום מאולתר ב מג'דל שמס
    An improvised roadblock in Majdal Shams
    (Photo: AFP)
    There has been a rise of 351 in confirmed cases, bringing the number of people infected with the virus to 9,755. Of that number, 165 people are in serious condition and 119 people are on ventilators.

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