Coronavirus Israel: Lockdown rules leave Jerusalem empty of tourists | DW News

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Israel was one of the first countries to impose a tough coronavirus lockdown – but also one of the first to ease restrictions. Now it’s experiencing a second coronavirus wave, with more daily cases than ever before. It’s again implemented strict measures. But that’s worrying people in Jerusalem, where many livelihoods depend on catering to the pilgrims and visitors who have been part of city life for thousands of years.

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