Finance minister calls for easing lockdown

Finance Minister Israel Katz is calling for an easing of the lockdown and a reopening of businesses that don’t have public visiting hours.

He is presenting a plan to the coronavirus cabinet today that calls for the complete opening of all businesses that don’t serve a walk-in public immediately after the Sukkot holiday, which ends on October 9.

The plan also calls for the immediate reopening of early childhood education and the younger grades of elementary schools in order to allow parents to return to work.

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