Israel to enter second lockdown due to soaring COVID-19 cases

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Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, Israel is entering a second lockdown on Friday. Photo credit: Amir Appel/CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

Israel is leading the world in per-capita cases of coronavirus. It has 5000 new cases today. In early June, it had less than 200 cases. The country is entering a second nationwide shutdown. It will start Friday, hours before the Jewish high holiday of Rosh Hashanah. 

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Tia Goldenberg - Associated Press correspondent based in Jerusalem

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Madeleine Brand

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