TV: Ministers told death toll will be higher by 500-1,000 without tight lockdown

Ministers have been told failure to enact a tight lockdown in the coming days will cause 500-1,000 more deaths than if new restrictions are announced, Channel 13 News reports.

The report also says health officials fear Israel’s could see infections rocket to 10,000 a day within weeks.

The network says the prime minister supports a strict lockdown, saying other strategies have not been proven effective in lowering morbidity anywhere in the world.