Full lifting of lockdown could take a year, Netanyahu said to warn

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly warns that the coronavirus lockdown may last months or even up to a year, Channel 12 reports.

Netanyahu is quoted as telling fellow ministers in the coronavirus cabinet this evening that “our exit strategy [from the lockdown] will be slow this time, and could take place over half a year or a year.”

The government has been criticized for a too-quick lifting of restrictions after the last lockdown in the spring, and for failing to reimpose restrictions when infection rates started to rise in July.

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