Netanyahu to back night curfew over Purim, starting at 8:30 p.m.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supports the imposition of a nationwide night curfew on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. to prevent Purim holiday gatherings.

During a tour of a vaccine center in Acre, the prime minister says he’ll back the Health Ministry proposal when it’s brought to the cabinet this evening.

“This is to prevent what happened last Purim, we don’t want a repeat,” Netanyahu says, warning the virus is still spreading despite Israel’s vaccination campaign.

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