Netanyahu said pushing for brief tightening of lockdown; Blue and White disagree

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supports stepping up the lockdown restrictions for a week or two to curb rising coronavirus infections, Hebrew-language media reports.

That would include resuming online studies for grades 5-10 and placing more limits on workplaces.

Some members of the Blue and White party reportedly oppose the plan and are insisting that the outbreak is slowing down, reports say.