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Health officials demand 50-people limit at events, bars, cafes

The Health Ministry is also set to demand from coronavirus cabinet to limit all public gatherings, including places of worship, to 20 people; from now on, IDF soldiers are allowed to use the railway only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Itamar Eichner , Adir Yanko |
Published: 07.02.20 , 14:19
The Health Ministry said it will demand the government limits all public events as well as crowds in bars and restaurants to 50 people, when the coronavirus cabinet convenes late on Thursday.
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  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is expected to meet later in the day to discuss the disturbing resurgence of COVID-19 in the country, with the number of daily cases soon set to surpass 1,000.
    שכונת הרכבת בלודשכונת הרכבת בלוד
    A neighborhood in Lod under lockdown
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    The ministry also expected to demand that all public gatherings, including in places of worship, be limited to a maximum of 20 people.
    In addition, Transportation Minister Miri Regev said that following a full assessment, Israeli soldiers, who have been barred from using the railway over fears of contracting COVID-19, will be allowed to take trains on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday.
    תחנת רכבת השלוםתחנת רכבת השלום
    Train station in Tel Aviv
    (Photo: Motti Kimchi )
    On Sundays and Thursdays, when the railway is normally overcrowded, the troops will have to use army's shuttle services or public busses.
    Health officials made similar demands during the government meeting on Monday, but the cabinet opted to allow cultural events and venues, such as concerts and museums, to host up to 250 people at one time with social distancing.
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    A crowded bar in Tel Aviv
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    At the moment, all weddings can include up to 250 people until July 9. After that and until July 31, only open-air facilities will be able to hold up to 250 people and indoor halls will be limited to just 100 people.

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