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Coronavirus deaths rise to 33 in Israel

119 new infections recorded, raising total to 6,211, says Health Ministry

Abdelraouf Arnaout   | 02.04.2020
Coronavirus deaths rise to 33 in Israel


Coronavirus has killed 33 people in Israel amid 6,211 cases so far, health officials said on Thursday.
The Health Ministry said seven more deaths were confirmed since early Thursday, the Israeli Broadcast Authority reported.
The ministry added that 119 new infections were recorded, noting that out of the total 107 are in critical health condition.
In Israel, all schools have been closed and all public meetings in open or closed areas with more than 10 people have been banned.
All trading firms except supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and banks have also been closed since March 15.
Tel Aviv banned the entry of foreign citizens, except those who have residency in Israel.
After surfacing in Wuhan, China last December, coronavirus has spread to 180 countries and regions. The global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 47,000, with more than 937,000 cases confirmed worldwide, according to U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. Over 194,000 have recovered from infections so far.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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