Coronavirus: Israel to ease second lockdown after cases decline

Published by Mohamed El Aaboudi
Date publication Saturday, 17 October 2020 02:18

Israel's government has agreed to ease a month-long second nationwide lockdown, after a significant decline in the number of new coronavirus cases.

From Sunday, people will be permitted to go more than 1km (0.6 miles) from their homes for non-essential purposes; nurseries will reopen; and restaurants will be able to serve takeaway food.

Beaches, nature reserves and national parks will also reopen for visitors.

The prime minister declared the lockdown had been a "major success".

Israel has reported 300,000 Covid-19 infections and 2,128 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Source: BBC