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PM seeks full lockdown, virus expert sceptical, businesses threaten ‘anarchy’

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Published: 12 September 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Business owners demand restitution if new lockdown imposed; cabinet examines restrictions during Rosh Hashanah, transition to a longer lockdown, or school shut down

Small businesses, self-employed threaten 'anarchy' if new lockdown imposed (Ynet)
Business owner union demands financial restitution in advance for potential holiday coronavirus lockdown which could cost the economy upwards of NIS 13 billion

Netanyahu seeks full lockdown, after he's back from UAE deal ceremony in DC (Haaretz)
The coronavirus cabinet is also examining imposing restrictions during the Rosh Hashanah weekend, a transition to a longer lockdown, or shutting down schools for the three-week period of the fall holidays

Lockdown could be ‘useless’ unless managed well, govt coronavirus adviser warns (Times of Israel)
As Israel reportedly hurtles towards a new lockdown, top doctor warns that unless there’s a clear exit strategy — unlike the last time around — benefits could be wasted

Coronavirus-infected Israel, on brink of anarchy (Al-Monitor)
BEN CASPIT: As Israel records more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases a day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents and also his ultra-Orthodox partners gang up against him.

Despite COVID-19 travel ban, Israel lets in 70 evangelicals to volunteer in settlements (Haaretz)
Meanwhile, most Jews are still barred from entering Israel. 'Several different people in the government' helped to obtain the visas, group's marketing director tells Haaretz, in what appears to be the first such exception for agriculture sector

Photo: Israelis at the Mamilla Mall near Jerusalem's Old City in May (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)


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