JERUSALEM— An Israeli parliamentary committee has overturned the government decision and permitted dining places to remain open despite new limited measures to try and quell the particular spread of the coronavirus.

The coronavirus oversight committee voted Tuesday to maintain restaurants open as long as they will maintain proper guidelines plus appropriate social distancing in between patrons. It marked the particular back-and-forth battle after the federal government ordered restaurants closed just a couple days earlier and then delayed implementation after public stress.

The government introduced its restrictions after Best Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated “ interim steps” had been needed to avoid another common lockdown. Netanyahu has experienced widespread criticism and protests in recent days more than his government’ s dealing with of the pandemic and the financial fallout from an earlier lockdown.



A paramedic along with His home country of israel ’ s Magen David Adom (Red Protect of David) national crisis medical service, swabs the boy for COVID-19 , in a drive-thru testing site within the Israeli city of Lod upon July 15, 2020. (Ahmad Gharabli / AFP through Getty Images) ISRAEL-HEALTH-VIRUS


Guys stand clad in face masks (due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic) at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem upon July 16, 2020. (Menahem Kahana / AFP through Getty Images)

Most of the measures, such as the shutting down of beaches plus public pools, have been scaled back in recent days among an outcry that they had been excessive.

The particular frequent reversals, however , possess only sown frustration, misunderstandings, and more public anger.

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein condemned the parliamentary decision, saying it would jeopardize public health and likely result in another lockdown.

By late May, His home country of israel had largely contained the outbreak following a two-month lockdown. But cases have jumped in the weeks since limitations were lifted, with His home country of israel reporting close to 2, 1000 new cases a day a week ago. At least 422 people have passed away since the outbreak began, using more than 52, 000 reported instances.