“As a result of 17-hour debates, the government made a decision to close the economy of the country completely, starting from 2:00 p.m., Friday, for two weeks. The synagogues remain open for Yom Kippur. In other words, the country, in fact, will be completely paralyzed and closed, excluding places, where people got infected the most,” the message said.
The rules of the lockdown include the complete closure of enterprises, state bodies and businesses, excluding vitally necessary objects. Besides, the restrictions for political actions and prayer are imposed: they are allowed at one km distance from home and with 20 people at open space.
The authorities oblige the citizens to strict observation of 2-meter social distance. The airports will be closed for departure, excluding emergency situations. Meanwhile, the synagogues will be opened for Yom Kippur for mass prayers inside the building. The sports activities allowed in the previous format.
It is specified that such branches considered being vital: finances, energy, social services, production and supply of food products and drinks, agriculture, ports and transport, communication, medicine, construction, infrastructure and garbage removal.
As we reported, Israeli media reported the daily anti-record in terms of new cases of Covid-19 on September 23. Since the epidemic reached Israel, 200,000 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19, which ranked the country 24th in the world in terms of the overall number of the sick.