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Ministers task virus czar, health minister with drawing up ‘comprehensive national restrictions’

Ministers decided during today’s meeting of the so-called coronavirus cabinet to have COVID-19 czar Prof. Ronni Gamzu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein draw up a plan for “comprehensive national restrictions” to contain the coronavirus, a joint statement from the Prime Minister’s Office and Health Ministry says.

The statement says the decision was made so the plan would be ready if needed.

Ministers decided during the meeting to impose lockdown measures in localities with high infection rates, beginning on Monday.

“The full details, including a list of cities and the restrictions in them, will be formulated by Sunday,” the statement says.

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