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Nearly 3,000 tickets handed out for violations of virus restrictions

Police say they have given out 2,941 tickets for violations of Health Ministry directives meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

They have also opened 135 criminal cases against Israelis suspected of violating mandatory home quarantines and another 40 against people suspected of spreading fake news about the virus.

Additionally, police say they’re using helicopters and drones to enforce emergency ordinances limiting movement and banning gatherings of more than 10 people.

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