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Government extends tightened lockdown until January 31

Police at a temporary roadblock in Jerusalem during a 3rd nationwide lockdown, in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, on January 19, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Police at a temporary roadblock in Jerusalem during a 3rd nationwide lockdown, in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, on January 19, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Government ministers unanimously approve extending the tightened lockdown measures now in force until January 31.

Ministers also okay a requirement that travelers entering Israel present a negative coronavirus test from within 72 hours before their flight.

The ministerial decision to extend the lockdown for another 10 days was unanimous. Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud), who opposes the move, did not participate in the vote.

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