Netanyahu said seeking 3rd lockdown ‘within days’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly pushing to introduce a full lockdown “within days” to bring down rising coronavirus cases and prevent the spread of a mutation of the virus in Israel, Hebrew media reports.

According to Channel 13, the prime minister wants to hold a full cabinet meeting as soon as possible to debate a “strict lockdown,” which he hopes will receive cabinet approval after today’s coronavirus cabinet failed to reach agreement on new measures for the Israeli public.

The channel says Netanyahu told the coronavirus cabinet today that he prefers a full lockdown to increased limitations on commerce and it will work “more effectively.”