Israel takes first steps out of second virus lockdown

Israel started cautiously emerging from a second coronavirus lockdown Sunday after a month of tight restrictions, re-opening preschools, kindergartens, beaches and national parks, with numbers of new infections falling.Public radio said about a million young children would return to kindergartens and other facilities Sunday.Businesses not involving face-to-face contact with the public were allowed back to work, and a contentious ban on individuals moving more than one kilometre from their homes was lifted.That rule sparked anger among some Israelis who claimed it was designed to stem a wave of…

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