Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday there won’t be any further easing of coronavirus restrictions until a recent spike in infections is flattened, and warned that the government will resort to reapplying lockdowns to achieve that goal.
“There is no doubt that we need to stop the disease,” Netanyahu said at a ceremony to install the new director general at the Health Ministry. “The disease is coming back and we have, for the time being, finished with opening up more of the economy.
“There is no substitute for changing the public’s habits,” he added. “If that doesn’t happen, we will be forced to take more aggressive measures. That includes lockdowns, ‘breathing lockdowns’ which we will begin immediately, and also general actions for the populace,” he said, without elaborating.
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