Renewed restrictions on public gatherings came into effect in Israel this morning with indoor events capped to 20 people, as the country’s Health Ministry announced the number of Covid-19 cases diagnosed in the past 24 hours had again broken previous records.
The Health Ministry on Friday morning reported 1,090 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, its highest-yet number of newly-confirmed daily cases.
The new limitations include a limit of up to 20 people in most closed spaces, including inside homes, and up to 50 people at synagogues, event halls, bars and clubs.
Israel’s national death toll from the pandemic is 325 people. There are currently 70 people in serious condition, 27 of whom were on ventilators, and 67 in moderate condition.
Israel has been praised for its handling of the virus, managing to bring down the number of daily cases to low double-digits in May, after weeks of a nationwide lockdown. Since reopening the economy, however, virus cases began to steadily climb.