Israelis Under Lockdown as Strict Regulations to Contain the Coronavirus Outbreak Go Into Effect
Death toll in Israel rises to five, as confirmed cases pass 2,300
■ Netanyahu warns of imminent curfew
■ New regulations limit Israelis to 100-meter radius of their homes
■ Palestinian woman in her 60s dies from virus in the 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.
■ 2,369 Israelis have so far tested positive for the coronavirus, with the vast majority of cases mild and 64 recoveries. Five patients have died and 39 are in serious condition
■ In the West Bank, 64 cases have been diagnosed so far, and 17 have recovered, the majority of them in Bethlehem. One woman in her 60s died in the West Bank. The Palestinian prime minister ordered a lockdown as of Sunday night. In Gaza, two cases were diagnosed in patients who returned from Pakistan
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 of over 10 people. Read the complete guide to the lockdown. No foreigners are allowed to enter Israel, unless they apply for special permits from the Foreign Ministry in advance and can prove they are able to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival.
Number of confirmed cases in Israel rises to 2,369
The Health Ministry said that 2,369 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Israel as of Wednesday evening, a 22 percent increase in one day. Five patients have died, 39 are in serious condition and 64 have recovered.
Jewish and Muslim medical workers take a break to pray.