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Ministers to vote on separate lockdown exit plans for low, high infection zones

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Published: 16 October 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Positive test rates among Haredim down nearly half, but still double the national average; national death toll passes 2,000, a doubling of total in just five weeks

Ministers to vote on separate lockdown exit plans for low, high infection zones (Times of Israel)
Positive test rates among ultra-Orthodox down nearly half, but still double the national average; health officials warn it is still too early to resume education in Haredi areas

As Israel plans exit from Covid lockdown, the key issue is also the riskiest (Haaretz)
Cabinet discussions on easing the coronavirus lockdown are held as infection rates in the Haredi community remain high; decisions are likely to be made only on Saturday night

Israel passes 2,000 COVID-19 deaths — doubling its toll in just 5 weeks (Times of Israel)
Second wave of pandemic has killed as many people in barely a month as died between March and September; majority of fatalities over age of 70; four victims under the age of 19

Analysis, guidance, some pleading: How an Arab Israeli city is crushing COVID-19 (Times of Israel)
A month ago, Kafr Qasim had Israel’s second-highest virus contagion rate. That figure has been falling steadily ever since. Here’s how it flattened the curve

Photo: An empty road in Tel Aviv on October 8 during lockdown (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

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