The authorities acknowledged that the measures taken were not enough to prevent the spread of the disease. The number of patients exceeded 2300 people.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allowed a complete closure of the country in the event that the situation with the spread of coronavirus does not improve in the near future, reports Jerusalem post. The prime minister said that there is no other way out in conditions when the number of cases reached 2369.
“The measures that our government has taken are consistent with what has been done around the world. But they were not enough. The number of cases doubles every three days, ”Netanyahu said. According to him, there is a threat that two weeks later, thousands of new cases will appear in Israel, many of which will be threatened by death.
According to Netanyahu, the strict quarantine for which the authorities are preparing will provide for a complete ban on walking along the street, with the exception of trips for food or medicine. It will be possible to leave home only at a distance of up to 100 meters.
Among other measures, a significant reduction in the work of public transport, a limited number of participants in religious ceremonies. In cars, in accordance with these rules, there can be no more than two people.
Also, the country has been punished for violating the quarantine rules. We are talking about a fine of 500-5000 shekels (₽10000 – 100000) or a prison term.