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A  Palestinian woman covering her face in Jerusalem’s old city.  Over half of the elderly coronavirus patients in Israel hail from the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sector. Photograph: EPA/Atef Safadi

After a one-month nationwide lockdown succeeded in significantly reducing Covid-19 infections, Israel has decided to ease some restrictions, starting (...)

The coronavirus ward of the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty

Last month Israel introduced its second nationwide lockdown as the country experienced one of the highest daily infection rates of Covid-19 per capita(...)

Police have been deployed on major highways at the entrances to cities to enforce the travel ban. Photograph: EPA

With daily coronavirus infection rates topping 7,000 for three consecutive days, Israel on Friday tightened its nationwide lockdown amid bitter disput(...)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are pictured praying outside a synagogue in  Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, amid measures put in place by Israeli authorities in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

Israel will implement overnight curfews from Tuesday night on some 40 cities and communities hit hard by coronavirus, after prime minister Binyamin Ne(...)

Children watch as medical workers take swab tests for Covid-19 at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in the central Israeli city of Rechovot, on June 25th. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP via Getty Images

As countries around the world anxiously consider how to reopen schools, Israel, one of the first to do so, illustrates the dangers of moving too preci(...)

A visitor has his temperature checked at the entrance to an office building in Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel’s parliament gave the government sweeping authorities to combat a resurgent coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Corinna Kern/Bloomberg

Israel’s newly appointed coronavirus co-ordinator has handed over key elements of the country’s fight against the pandemic to the Israel Defence Force(...)