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Cabinet said set to vote later today on extending lockdown

The cabinet is reportedly set to convene tonight to decide on extending the nationwide tightened lockdown, which is currently set to expire at midnight.

The meeting of ministers can go ahead after the Knesset approved a law doubling fines for violators, since Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz conditioned his support for the lockdown extension on the prior approval of the legislation.

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