Israel lifts night curfew

Tel Aviv, March 1 : Israel has lifted a Covid-19 night curfew, which was imposed over the past three days to prevent the traditional mass gatherings during the Jewish holiday of Purim.

The curfew was imposed as a precaution after traditional mass Purim fiestas in 2020 were identified as a key source of coronavirus spread, Xinhua news agency.

Despite a repeated ban on large gatherings by the Health Ministry, large Purim parties took place in Tel Aviv during the three days.

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Health Minister Yuli Edelstein wrote on Twitter that over three million people have already received both vaccine shots, “but this is not enough for a reality of violations, gatherings and parties. We must restrain ourselves”.

The curfew came about three weeks after Israel started to come out of a six-week nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.

According to the Health Ministry, Israel has reported a total of 774,479 Covid-19 cases and 5,738 deaths.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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