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Coronavirus

Israel to impose a three-week nationwide lockdown starting Friday

As the economy reopened, daily infections jumped to over 4,000

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a briefing on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) development in Israel at his office in Jerusalem Sept.13.   © Reuters

JERUSALEM  (Reuters) -- Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday to contain the spread of the coronavirus after a second- wave surge of new cases, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

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