New and more stringent measures to control the outbreak of coronavirus, entered into force at 17:00 on March 25. These steps further restrict the movement of Israelis is actually keeping people in their homes, except in emergency situations, reports the Times of Israel.
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Among the new restrictions – a ban on leaving the house for a distance of over 100 meters. Exceptions: replenishment of food and drugs, urgent visit to the doctor, blood donation, legal obligations, medical assistance to the needy person and other emergencies. In addition, in the country close to the synagogue.
Thursday morning, the public transport will be reduced by 25% from its current throughput. Taxi services will be allowed provided that each vehicle will carry only one passenger. Finding the second passenger will be allowed, if he is to act as a chaperone. Passengers should sit in the rear of the car with the Windows open. Private vehicles will also be limited to not more than two persons, including the driver.
Employees of companies that are not quarantined and are employed in vital industries will have to obtain a special permit and pass the test of body temperature at the entrance to the workplace. Any employee with a temperature above 38 degrees Celsius will be sent home.
will Continue to work supermarkets and pharmacies, as well as banks, gas stations and other essential services. Employees of such enterprises during operation should be at least two meters from each other.
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will Continue to supply such goods as food, medicines, Newspapers, electronic devices, animal feed and tools required for household needs. The purchase of any goods via the Internet is permitted only in the case that the goods will be delivered to the client’s home.
Toughen penalties for violation of these rules. It will be punished by a fine of 500 shekels (137,2 USD) or imprisonment up to six months. For businesses that break the rules, the penalty will increase in 10 times.
in addition, the authorities consider as an option the ability to blockade the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“in two weeks we may be thousands of cases, many of which will be on the verge of death. Therefore, if we do not see immediate improvement in this situation, we will have no choice but to impose a complete blockade, with the exception of the provision of essential needs such as food and medicines”, − said the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
as of Wednesday evening the number of cases of coronavirus in Israel increased to 2369, including 39 people are in serious condition, five died. At the same 439 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. The Israel Ministry of health is concerned that the number of patients with coronavirus in need of intensive therapy, may increase, and prepares the hospital for such development event reports ynetnews.com. The hospital also supplied with additional beds and ventilators.