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World Israel begins second gradual deconfinement

15:40  18 october  2020
15:40  18 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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First phase of the second deconfinement in Israel. Since the morning of October 18, nurseries and businesses that do not receive the public can, in principle, reopen their doors after 28 days of closure. Travel restrictions are also lifted and the beaches are open again. But the reality is different and a lot of room is left for improvisation.

From our correspondent in Jerusalem, Michel Paul

A feeling of déjà vu for the Israelis. But this time, the leaders themselves, and starting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are calling for extreme caution . So it's a timid return to normal with the opening of small businesses and kindergartens. But the confusion remains great, especially at the level of communication. "We were informed by the media," says Mikhal Shmoueli, nursery nurse. But we need time to organize ourselves. We know that the situation is not yet clear. Hope everything will be ready. The manger will open, God willing, this Tuesday. "

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Friday it would begin easing a second nationwide coronavirus lockdown after a steady decline in the rate of daily infections, and Officials have since acknowledged they eased restrictions too quickly the first time around and are now taking a more gradual approach.

Here's a video detailing the guidelines to follow when taking CFL (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois) trains and buses during the gradual

Among the ultra-Orthodox, most affected by the epidemic, the entire education system is reopening on the orders of the rabbis and contrary to official directives. Orianne, an unemployed restaurant waitress, lost confidence: “I didn't agree with this confinement. You can tell it was a plaster on a plaster. It was simply necessary to close certain very specific districts. Shutting down the entire economy has caused much more serious damage than the virus itself. "

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