The Health Ministry is pushing for dozens of additional cities and communities to be placed in lockdown in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Channel 12 News reported on Tuesday night.
The cities of Dimona, Kiryat Gat, Ashdod and Ramle are reportedly on the list for potential lockdowns. If the infection rate in Beitar Illit doesn’t decrease in the coming days it will also reportedly be placed into lockdown as well as the city of Bnei Brak.
Those areas were declared as “restricted zones” and large gatherings were banned but residents were allowed to leave the areas for permitted purposes, such as work. The new lockdowns will not allow residents to leave for work or school.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)