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The Passover seder table on the first night of the 8-day long Jewish holiday of Passover, in Tzur Hadassah, April 8, 2020.

Senior officials in the Health Ministry said Sunday night that on the night of the Passover seder, restrictions will once again be imposed on the public for certain, according to a report by Israel’s Channel 13 television news team.

Health Ministry personnel held an initial discussion Sunday to begin to sketch out what the restrictions might be.


One option discussed was the possibility of reducing the limit on gatherings to less than 20 people.

However, the source who spoke with Channel 13 said there was little likelihood of another closure on the holiday.

Meetings are expected to continue in the coming days.

At present, 800,721 Israelis have been infected with the coronavirus; 40,650 people are currently battling the virus.

Of those, 1,923 people were diagnosed within the past 24 hours. That figure includes 724 patients in critical condition, and of those, 210 are being maintained on ventilators for survival.

The COVID-19 death toll in Israel has reached 5,861.


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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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.