Some 5,000 people attended a concert in Israel, protesting coronavirus lockdown rules

Some 5,000 people attended a concert in Israel, protesting coronavirus lockdown rules

Some 5,000 people packed a beachfront concert in Tel Aviv, on Thursday night, in what appeared to be the largest gathering since the start of the coronavirus outbreak over two months ago.

The concert, held at Charles Clore Park, was put on with a police permit and in line with coronavirus social distancing and hygiene regulations, according to Channel 12 news.

However, many concert-goers did not maintain distance between each other and few were seen wearing masks, The Times Of Israel reports.

The concert, billed as a solidarity event for musicians who have struggled during the lockdown, came as Israel has seen new infections dwindle, though dozens of new cases are still reported daily and fears have grown of secondary outbreaks in Tel Aviv and nearby cities.