Knesset approves new restrictions to combat coronavirus pandemic

New regulations limit number of worshippers in synagogues, guests at weddings, or customers at bars to maximum of 50.

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The Knesset’s Coronavirus Committee approved Sunday afternoon new restrictions on public activity which were drawn up last week by the government.

Under the new restrictions, starting Monday at 8:00 a.m., weddings will be limited to a total of 50 people – down from 250 people under the current regulations.

The new regulation will also apply to synagogues, bars, and event halls, with no more than 50 people allowed in at any given time.

According to statistics released by the Health Ministry, there are now 11,189 confirmed active cases of the coronavirus in Israel.

The number of patients in serious condition has risen to 86, including 29 on ventilators.

The death toll stands at 330, with no new fatalities reported Sunday.

“We are in the midst of a major outbreak of the coronavirus,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday. “This outbreak will lead to a doubling of the number of patients in serious condition, and that will be a serious challenge for the health care system.”



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