Israel’s Transportation Ministry announced on Thursday evening that beginning from Monday, two buses per hour at the most will run on most city lines, and three buses per hour in large cities, Ynet reported.
Intercity buses will also be reduced to two or three per hour. The ministry estimates that the changes will result in about a 70% reduction in public transport.
The ministry has already canceled about 430 bus lines throughout Israel and has recorded a drastic decrease in the number of bus passengers as of Wednesday as a result of the government’s restrictions against the coronavirus.
There is no public transportation at all after 8 p.m. and on Friday and Motzei Shabbos.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)