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Virus czar: Daily infections must drop 75% for lockdown to end

The government’s coronavirus czar, Ronni Gamzu, has drawn up targets that he believes must be met for the coronavirus lockdown to be lifted, and will present those figures to the coronavirus cabinet this afternoon.

According to Channel 12, the targets include an almost 75 percent drop of daily infections from some 8,000 to just 2,000, and a decline in seriously ill patients from the current 800-plus to 300.

Israel’s infection figures per capita are now higher than any country on Earth, and officials have said the country’s lockdown is likely to be extended past its October 11 expiration date.

The coronavirus cabinet is slated to meet today at 4 p.m. to consider ways to reopen parts of the economy and early-childhood institutions in order to allow parents to return to work.

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