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Netanyahu announces nationwide lockdown from Tuesday

Netanyahu says he understands the criticism against him for hosting his son for the Seder, and says he could have been stricter with the rules.

He announces that a lockdown keeping Israelis in their towns — or in Jerusalem their neighborhoods — will be imposed from Tuesday at 5 p.m. until Thursday at 5 a.m.

The lockdown must still be approved by the cabinet.

He says bakeries will not open right after the end of Passover, as is traditional, but only on Thursday, meaning Israelis will have to survive on mouth-watering matzah a bit longer.

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