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The public transportation system in Israel is slowly coming back online and returning to normal as the government eases back on its restrictions over the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Israel Railways will resume its service on June 8, after receiving a green light from the Health Ministry.

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Train service was suspended in March along with public bus service in order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

According to the announcement from the Health Ministry, Israel’s public buses have been authorized to immediately increase their passenger capacity to 75 percent.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.