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Government will wait to see if boosters effective before imposing lockdown – report

Police at a temporary checkpoint outside Jerusalem's Old City, on September 19, 2020, during a nationwide lockdown on Rosh Hashana. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Police at a temporary checkpoint outside Jerusalem's Old City, on September 19, 2020, during a nationwide lockdown on Rosh Hashana. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

An official in the high-level coronavirus cabinet, speaking on the condition of anonymity, tells the Kan public broadcaster that the government will wait and see what the effects of the third vaccine booster shot are before declaring a nationwide lockdown.

“The chances of a lockdown in August are slim,” the official says. “The assessment is that they’ll wait two weeks to see if the third shot helps bring down serious cases among the over 60s and if we see a wave of vaccinations among teenagers. If that doesn’t happen, the question is not if there will be a lockdown, but when.”

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