Israel’s active Covid-19 cases surpass 25,000

An Israeli protester takes part in a demonstration in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv

Thousands gather on the streets of Tel Aviv in Israel to protest job losses caused by coronavirus

The head of Israel's central bank on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to hand out 6 billion shekels ($1.75 billion) in cash to Israelis in a bid to boost the sagging economy.

Restaurants were initially ordered to halt seated dining by Friday evening, but the government later backtracked after an uproar from owners. Beaches will be closed on weekends, beginning later this month.

With more than one in five Israelis unemployed, Netanyahu has faced mounting public anger over his handling of the crisis, with thousands of protesters holding frequent demonstrations in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, some of which have been dispersed by police.

The dramatic increase in the country's coronavirus figures has led to a significant reversal in the easing of measures the government rolled out after it had seemingly successfully "flattened the curve" due to severe lockdowns in March and April. He was indicted in January for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three cases.

But with the infection rate rising sharply in the past few weeks, many public health experts said the government had moved too fast while neglecting to take the necessary epidemiological steps to control the pandemic once the economy reopened.

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In conclusion, Sri Lanka reiterated the importance of the early implementation of the UN General Assembly resolutions regarding the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to statehood and the attainment of a two-State solution on the basis of the 1967 borders.

"This money encourages consumption, and and it encourages employment", he said. The Finance Ministry director, Keren Terner Eyal, said the Netanyahu administration was going ahead with the stimulus despite objections from the Treasury. "The virus is really a good opportunity for Netanyahu to manipulate our liberty".

Reserve General Amir Haskel, one of the protest organizers, called on people to gather on July 14, the "231st anniversary of the French revolution" to "demand liberty, equality and fraternity". He accused the anti-Netanyahu camp of staging violent demonstrations.

On Wednesday, Netanyahu had presented a 6bn shekel (£1.4bn) package, with payments of up to £175 for individuals, rising to almost £700 for families, arguing it would boost spending and "get the economy moving faster".

Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announced on Wednesday that Israel needs a miracle to avoid full lockdown to deal with COVID-19, Arab48.com reported.

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