Updated: Mar 25, 2020
Police tape at the playground.
Slides, swings, seesaw, monkey bars. All cordoned off.
You know the situation is serious when local playgrounds are vacant and look like crime scenes.
And especially in Israel. One of the most child-friendly societies.
This is the country teeming with family-oriented activities at every turn.
The outdoor play areas here are amazingly fun.
The tempting playgrounds supply adrenaline.
Even during rocket attacks and wars, families bring their kids for a turn on the slide. But the coronavirus, which is said to survive on metal and plastic for as long as nine days, has done the impossible: it has outlawed playgrounds.