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Cabinet okays further workplace restrictions, limits to public services

The government approves new emergency ordinances restricting the number of employees who can be at a workplace, as part of strict measures meant to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Israel.

The new limitations will bar both private firms and government agencies from having more than 30 percent of their workers present at a time.

The Finance Ministry stresses businesses can remain open if they adhere to government directives.

“It is our rule to keep the economy active during this period and to ensure the Israeli economy will be strong the day after,” ministry director-general Shai Babad says in a statement.

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