Health Ministry said pushing for week-long lockdown to fight virus

Government ministers say the Health Ministry pushed Prime Minister Netanyahu to impose a complete lockdown during a meeting today on restrictions to contain the coronavirus, Channel 13 news reports.

Quoting the unnamed ministers, the network said the Health Ministry is seeking a complete closure of all businesses besides grocery stores and pharmacies for a week, with citizens required to remain at home unless they’re shopping for food or medicine or going to a job deemed essential.

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