With masks and distancing, synagogues, mosques to reopen Wednesday

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to allow synagogues and other houses of worship to reopen from Wednesday, with some health restrictions, following meetings with Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and National Security Adviser Meir Ben Shabbat, his office says.

No more than 50 people will be permitted in a single closed area, under the new government guidelines. Worshipers must wear masks and keep 2 meters’ distance from one another. The houses of worship must also appoint an official to ensure the coronavirus rules are not flouted.

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