Deputy health minister: Lockdown will likely continue for at least 3 weeks

Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch tells the Kan public broadcaster that Israel should be prepared for at least three weeks of lockdown, since two weeks likely won’t be enough.

“The moment you open the education system, more workplaces and expand the circles [of permitted activities], the lockdown is less effective,” he says.

Health Ministry Director-General Chezy Levy makes similar remarks in a video briefing, saying that the lockdown could end up being longer than two weeks.