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Setting new one-day COVID records, Israel gears up for extended lockdown starting on Rosh Hashanah

Israelis wear protective face masks in Tel Aviv, as the rate of newly infected increases. September 10, 2020. 

Israel will impose a countrywide lockdown amid a surge in coronavirus cases, with schools and parts of the economy expected to shut down Sept. 18 in a bid to bring down infection rates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sept. 13.

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