Thousands of police officers were deployed across Israel on Sunday as coronavirus cases continue to rise, threatening to undo weeks of efforts to contain the spread of the deadly disease.
Israel Police released a statement which said that officers would be deployed to multiple command posts set up around the country to enforce coronavirus restrictions that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last week.
Due to the increase of the spread of coronavirus across the country, the police statement reads, “it was decided that a task force of eight command posts will be specifically involved in implementing health and safety rules and regulations on public transport, public areas, restaurants.”
Israel’s police forces will also confirm that people who have returned to Israel from abroad are placed in isolation for two weeks as stipulated by the Health Ministry.
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