The number of coronavirus cases in Israel topped 1,000 in a day again, the Health Ministry reported on Tuesday – the same day that a number of new restrictions came into effect.Some 1,076 people were diagnosed with corona on Monday, the Health Ministry said, and since midnight until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, another 748 tested positive. In total some 31,886 Israelis have been infected with the virus. As of Tuesday night, 18,192 people have recovered.
The number of patients in serious condition is 86, including 34 who are intubated.
More people died succumbed to the virus as well, bringing the death toll to 342.What are the new restrictions?
Event halls, clubs, bars, gyms, public pools and cultural performances will be closed.
Restaurants will be limited to seating 20 patrons inside and 30 outside. Synagogues must have no more than 19 prayer attendees.
Organized sporting events will continue to be held without fans. Hotels and tourist centers must close their bars and clubs, but their restaurants may have 20 people.
Summer camps may only operate for children preschool age through fourth grade. The government authorized the director general of the Health Ministry to make a decision on educational activities for children grade five and older.
Bus transportation will change, as well, but it is still unclear how. Transportation Minister Miri Regev will reportedly collaborate with the Health Ministry to determine how best to handle the situation.
Most regulations were rolled out on Tuesday morning. However, Israeli media reported that following a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset coronavirus committee chairwoman Yifat Shasha-Biton, the order to close event halls will only take effect Wednesday morning. Therefore, anyone who was scheduled to marry Tuesday night can still hold an event with 50 people.
The directives are set to expire at the end of the month, but can be extended.
Regarding public parks and beaches, a representative from the Health Ministry told N12 that playgrounds are closed but parks and beaches can operate as usual, although people who patronize them should be careful to social distance.