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Ministers to meet Wednesday over lockdown

Ministers are to meet on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. to discuss the lockdown terms.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to extend the closure beyond Friday, according to Channel 13.

According to Channel 13, Netanyahu is being presented with a plan to gradually ease the closure. The proposal foresees schools opening in low-infection areas, but only kindergartens and 11th and 12th grades opening in virus hotspots. In the first stage, some commercial services will be allowed to resume and, possibly, street front stores. Malls will remain closed. The government will likely green-light a pilot of cultural events for the vaccinated.

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