Coronavirus Cabinet Approves More Easements

Mispallelim in an open space at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Yerushalayim, Thursday. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Israel’s coronavirus cabinet approved a further easing of coronavirus restrictions in a meeting on Thursday evening.

According to media reports, as yet unconfirmed, the easements will allow starting Sunday the resumption of indoor concerts and sporting events.

Venues with a 5,000 person capacity will be allowed to host no more than 1,000 people, or up to 75% capacity.

Larger venues will be allowed up to 3,000 people, at a maximum of 30% capacity.

Outdoor concert and sports venues that can seat up to 10,000 people will allotted a 50% capacity allowance, with no more than 3,000 attendees.

Those that have more than 10,000 seats will be allowed to seat up to 5,000 fans.

Rules for Pesach were also discussed, and the ministers were expected to approve a maximum for indoor gatherings of 20 people and outdoor events to 50.

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