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Israel closing cafes, restaurants and movie theaters amid coronavirus outbreak

Israel closing cafes, restaurants and movie theaters amid coronavirus outbreak
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Israel announced late Saturday that it would be shutting down all cafes, restaurants and movie theaters as the Israeli government tries to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

"We must do everything, as a government and as citizens, to not become infected and not to infect," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE said at press conference, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Netanyahu said grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations would remain open but that all leisure activities are banned starting Sunday.

The prime minister also urged those who can stay home and work remotely to do so.