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Police report 400% increase in COVID enforcement yesterday

Illustrative -- Police officers enforce COVID-19 regulations at Ben Gurion International Airport, on July 19, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Illustrative -- Police officers enforce COVID-19 regulations at Ben Gurion International Airport, on July 19, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

More than 2,000 fines were handed out by the Israel Police yesterday to those breaking coronavirus regulations, a 400 percent jump over the beginning of the week, says the prime minister’s office.

In figures presented by the government, police handed out 64 fines for breaking mandatory quarantine, 72 fines for violations of the “Green Pass” system and 1,927 fines for not wearing a mask in required areas.

The coronavirus cabinet voted yesterday to expand the “Green Pass” system to all those over age 3, who will have to present proof of vaccination, recovery or a recent negative COVID test to enter most public attractions.

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