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No cold tap water to beat the Tiberias heat

Health Ministry instructs residents to boil water due to dangerous bacteria levels

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Despite an outside temperature that soared to 33° C (91° F), Tiberias residents were instructed on Wednesday to boil their water before drinking it due to a bacterial infestation.

The Health Ministry warned residents that bacterial levels were dangerously high and that they should boil water before drinking it until further notice.

Showering and washing hands, however, was safe despite the water’s microbial content.

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