Finance Minister Israel Katz tells Channel 12 of the expected opening of much of the economy next week: “This will be the last opening. There will be no more lockdowns… It’s going to open for good.
He says: “We will be the first country in the world to return to controlled activity,” apparently referring to countries that have been closed down by the pandemic.
Katz says he backs a gradual opening in two main stages, one next week and another in early March.
He says he will introduce a plan to the cabinet to provide further support to businesses affected by the pandemic.