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Ministers shoot down proposal for lockdown just for elderly

Two elderly women sit on a bench on Jaffa Street in downtown Jerusalem, on October 26, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Two elderly women sit on a bench on Jaffa Street in downtown Jerusalem, on October 26, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Ministers in the coronavirus cabinet reportedly discussed and dismissed a proposal to institute a lockdown only on the over 60 population in Israel.

According to Channel 12 news, the idea was floated by Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana, and backed by Science Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen and Minister in the Finance Ministry Hamad Amar.

But most other ministers reportedly voiced strong opposition to the move, and Deputy Attorney General Ran Nizri said it would be not be legal.

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