Israeli government set to vote on second Covid-19 national lockdown

Cabinet considers stringent two-week lockdown making it the first country to reimpose restrictions

Israel’s government is set to vote on imposing a second lockdown that could last up to six weeks, a move that would make it the first country to reimpose such severe restrictions on a national scale.

Following a dramatic resurgence in coronavirus cases and fearing mass gatherings during a string of national holidays over the next month, the cabinet debated a proposal on Sunday to shut down the country as of Friday, the Jewish new year.

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