“In Israel and for nearly two months, companies have been cramming in the work while the rest of the country is stuck at home”

Risking contagion, Israel upgrades empty roads and rails
by Ari Rabinovitch and Tova Cohen
April 23, 2020

Roadwork is booming in Israel as construction crews take advantage of empty roads and railways in the time of coronavirus to upgrade the developed world’s most congested highways. Many countries have debated whether to keep up construction amid fears of spreading the infection, but Israel, spotting a chance early on in its battle with the outbreak, took the risk and kept labourers deployed with masks and social distancing. The government injected over 1 billion shekels ($280 million) into the impromptu campaign…READ MORE

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