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Will restrictions on movement be removed from lockdown plan?

From inside the cabinet meeting, a minister muses to Hebrew media that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be moving away from the proposed restrictions of movement laid out in the lockdown plan. Under the proposal, in the first phase beginning Friday, Israelis must remain within 500 meters of their homes; in the second phase, intercity travel is banned.

“It appears Netanyahu is accepting the approach that the lockdown proposed by the Health Ministry must be softened, and that it must allow business activity [to continue],” the unnamed minister tells the Ynet news site.

The Kan public broadcaster also reports that Netanyahu appears increasingly convinced the tightest rules are not necessary.

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