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Lockdown likely won’t be extended beyond Jan. 31 — virus czar

Israel’s coronavirus czar predicts health officials won’t request another extension of the nationwide lockdown beyond its January 31 end date.

“I very much hope the trend continues and we won’t have to extend the lockdown,” Nachman Ash tells Channel 12, as the virus transmission rates dropped for the first time since October.

Jerusalemites wearing a face mask walk in downtown Jerusalem on January 21, 2021, during the 3rd lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
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