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Iconic Israeli markets close

Popular open-air markets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv reportedly were closed by police after the Israeli government decided to tighten the country’s coronavirus lockdown.

The Carmel Market in Tel Aviv was ordered closed by police shortly after stalls opened for business, Israel’s Channel 12 reported, even as sellers asked to be allowed to remain open a few more hours in order to sell the food they had on hand.

The Mahane Yehuda market, or shuk, in Jerusalem also was ordered closed.

Read more: https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/jerusalems-mahane-yehuda-and-tel-avivs-carmel-market-close-due-to-virus/