Bennett said to tell ministers lockdown could be imposed next month

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has presented the cabinet with a document saying that if the current steps to contain the coronavirus outbreak won’t help, Israel could be heading to a nationwide lockdown during next months High Holidays, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

According to the documents “more severe restrictions, including a lockdown” could be imposed, adding that the timing would be the festivals of Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot (September 6-28).

The report comes as several ministers have voiced objection to any lockdown plan.

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