Israel Faces Rise in Covid-19 Cases With Only an Interim Government
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel has reached 1,656 on Tuesday morning, with 31 people in critical condition and on ventilators
CTech | 10:24 24.03.2020
The number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Israel has reached 1,656 on Tuesday morning, according to the Israeli Ministry of Health. Of those, 31 people are in critical condition and on ventilators, 1,331 are displaying only mild symptoms, and 41 have recovered. At the background of the evolving pandemic is the country’s political deadlock. Israel is still run by an interim government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu as negotiations between the two largest parties, Likud and Blue and White, have failed to reach a satisfying conclusion. The government is expected to approve further restrictions on Tuesday. The new limitations will forbid people from leaving their houses except to go to work—if they are considered an essential worker—or buy food and medicine. Physical exercise or taking the dog out for a walk will be limited to 30-50 meters from the residence. Public transportation will be limited even more, and perhaps even canceled, except for taxies, which will only be allowed one passenger. Netanyahu is expected to announce the restrictions at some point on Tuesday.