Israel reopens places of worship

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday night that houses of prayer in the country will reopen on Wednesday morning.

As a result, synagogues, mosques and churches will be opened under a limit of 50 participants in one hall.

Worshipers will also be required to maintain a two-meter distance between each another, wear face masks and apply hygiene measures.

Israeli prayer houses were closed on March 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier on Tuesday, Israel’s health ministry announced that restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the country will reopen on May 27 under restrictions.

Swimming pools and hotels will also be reopened on May 27, while event halls will reopen on June 14.

According to the ministry, the number of coronavirus active cases in Israel dropped below 3,000, for the first time since March 27, while the number of recoveries rose to 13,435.