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Israel Halts Its Economic Reopening With New Rise in Virus Cases

Residents wearing protective face masks walk along a street in the city of Bnei Brak, Israel.

Residents wearing protective face masks walk along a street in the city of Bnei Brak, Israel.

Photographer: Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will put any further reopening of the country’s economy on pause after a renewed rise in the number of Covid-19 cases.