Police dish out 2,752 fines over past day to non-mask wearers

Police say they handed out 2,752 fines over the past day to Israelis not wearing face masks in public areas.

The government has recently ordered police to increase enforcement of the public health order requiring people to wear masks in public, as part of measures to contain the recent jump in new coronavirus infections.

Ministers also approved earlier this week hiking the fine for not wearing a mask from NIS 200 ($58) to NIS 500 ($145).

Three fines were also given to Israelis who violated quarantine and to two people living in a “restricted zone” for leaving their place of residence.

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