Israel’s Health Ministry reported eight new coronavirus cases in the country on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 76.

The ministry has banned events of more than 2,000 people amid rising fears of widespread local transmission, according a report by The Jerusalem Post.

Israeli police also announced extra measures to curb the spread of the virus, including special teams to ensure that people in quarantine are following all guidelines.

The police would now have access to data on civilians traveling in both directions, the report added.

On Tuesday, Israel announced the closure of the Allenby crossing, or

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