Economy minister Peretz says he’ll oppose national lockdown

Economy Minister Amir Peretz says he will vote against a full lockdown in the cabinet tomorrow, saying he supports nighttime closures via which 80% of the economy would remain open.

“Hundreds of thousands of employees and independent business owners are in existential anxiety… If we limit, we must compensate. I’ve appealed to the prime minister, demanding the immediate formation of a team to determine a compensation plan that will be clear to everyone.”

Education Minister Yoav Gallant says he opposes closing schools on Wednesday, before the national lockdown begins, and that they should shut down Friday, along with everything else.

“A functioning education system is necessary to every child and every family, and is a basic condition for the economy to function,” he says.

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