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Finance, health ministries said to fight over reopening shops and salons

Hebrew media reports indicate a fight at the coronavirus cabinet between the finance and health ministries over reopening shops and beauty salons.

Finance Minister Israel Katz is said pushing to reopen street shops (as opposed to mall businesses).

A Treasury representative tells ministers this will allow some 80,000 people to return to work, Ynet reports.

Meanwhile, health officials warn against rash action to reopen.

“If we do not reopen gradually and responsibly we will very quickly be back to a third lockdown,” Sharon Elrai, acting head of the ministry’s public health services division, says.

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