Most Israeli businesses received the green light to open their doors, while authorities ramped up enforcement of restrictions in specific corona hot-spots.

Israel turned a corner on Sunday in its battle against the coronavirus, with many restrictions eased to permit restaurants, shops, beauty salons and retail stores to reopen for business.

While the establishments must comply with detailed Health Ministry guidelines, the relaxation in corona restrictions represents a major step for Israel’s economy.

On Friday, a NIS 8 billion ($2.27 billion) plan was also announced to bring relief to self-employed Israelis and small business owners.