Health Ministry to recommend closing all schools, most businesses

The Health Ministry will present a plan to ministers later today to tighten the lockdown, which recommends closing all schools and further reducing gatherings.

According to Hebrew media reports, the plan would also close workplaces, except for essential workers. Gatherings would be limited to five indoors, 10 outdoors, and the limit on traveling beyond 1 kilometer from home would remain in place. All schools would be shuttered, except for special education.

The Health Ministry also wants the plan to come into effect within 24 hours, namely by Thursday night or Friday morning, the Walla news site reports.