Prime Minister Netanyahu releases a video statement confirming the so-called coronavirus cabinet’s decision to impose lockdown measures on “red” cities with high infection rates.
Netanyahu says over the past month, the morbidity rate has been high — “even very high” — but has remained stable.
“In recent days a rise began and [there was] a very dramatic rise yesterday,” he says.
He adds: “Today we made a decision to make an immediate blocking effort against this rise in morbidity. We made a decision to apply lockdowns on red cities.”
The prime minister urges Israelis to work with authorities “to block this morbidity.”