September 13, 2020

Israel to reimpose virus lockdown as European cases mount

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel said Sunday it will reimpose a national lockdown after coronavirus cases soared, while European nations grappled with mounting infections against the backdrop of protests against restrictions aimed at reining in the pandemic.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the three-week lockdown, which will hold people to within 500 metres (yards) of their homes, will start on Friday and could be extended.The plan prompted the resignation of ultra-Orthodox Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman, who said the measures would prevent Jews from attending synagogue over the up…


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