Health officials are worried that the renewed outbreak of the virus could affect the vaccination campaign, according to Channel 13.
Officials are concerned that people will be reluctant to get the shot due to exposure to other people and long lines. They also express concern that people who receive one dose and go on to contract the virus will not be able to complete the inoculation three weeks later.
The network also quotes a health official warning that with the current rate of infection, some of the proposed restrictions to shutter stores, and schools in high infection areas, will not suffice.
“There is no choice but to head to lockdown,” the official says.