The number of coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to 3,035 after 342 new cases were confirmed over the past 24 hours, the country’s Health Ministry said on Friday. 

A ministry statement cited by the Israeli Broadcasting Authority said 49 patients are in critical condition.

It added that two more COVID-19 patients died overnight, raising Israel’s death toll to 10.

On Friday, the Israeli army announced that 500 soldiers will start helping police from Sunday in implementing the government’s measures to stem the spread of the virus.

Steps taken by Israel include closing cafes, restaurants, hotels, shopping malls, and

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