4th coronavirus death in Israel – New restrictions to come into effect at 8 pm

BREAKING: A 76-year-old Israeli man has died of coronavirus, Sheba hospital announced. According to the hospital, the man had serious pre-existing medical conditions. This is the fourth coronavirus death in Israel.

The government approved new emergency measures late on Tuesday night. The new restrictions will come into effect tonight at 20:00.

The new guidelines are enforceable by police, include a near-total cessation of public transportation and a restriction on venturing further than 100 meters (roughly 300 feet) from one’s house except for the supply of food, medicine, essentials or medical reasons.

An 87-year-old man died of coronavirus yesterday at Hadassah Ein Karem hospital. The man, a resident of Nofim geriatric center in Jerusalem, had several underlying conditions, including diabetes and dementia.

Hours earlier, a 67-year-old woman died from coronavirus at Wolfson hospital. The woman had serious pre-existing medical conditions.

On Friday evening Israel reported its first coronavirus fatality. Aryeh Even z”l, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor.

Another 274 people have tested positive for coronavirus yesterday, bringing the country’s total to 1,930, 34 of them in serious condition, 45 in moderate condition and 1,795 in light condition, among them 652 patients displaying only light or no symptoms who are hospitalized at home and 161 more patients hospitalized in hotels, the Health Ministry reports.

53 people have completely recovered from the virus.

Israel was one of the first countries to enact strict travel restrictions.

Israel’s government approved additional measures to limit the movement of citizens and trade, including the requirement for Israelis to stay at home, with the exception of buying food, basic essentials, medicine and medical procedures.