The total number of the coronavirus cases in Israel has reached 3,619, as 159 more people tested positive, according to country’s Health Ministry on Saturday.

At least 12 people have so far died of the coronavirus, with 54 patients in critical condition and 89 recoveries, a ministry statement said.

As part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus, all schools in the country have been closed, all meetings in open or closed areas with more than 10 people have also been banned. 

All trading firms except supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and banks have also been closed beginning

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