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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish town with one of the highest rates of coronavirus cases in Israel has been placed under effective lockdown.
Residents of Bnei Brak, just outside Tel Aviv, will only be allowed out in exceptional circumstances. Only some key workers will be allowed in.
A senior health official said almost 40% of the town’s 200,000 inhabitants probably had the virus.
Overall, more than 7,000 Israelis have been infected and 37 have died.
About 4,500 elderly residents – those deemed most at risk – will be evacuated from the town and quarantined in specially designated hotels, according to the Jerusalem Post newspaper.
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