The country is heading into a three-week nearly total lockdown on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the government determined on Sunday after more than seven hours of heated debate. The closure will go into effect at 2 p.m. on Friday and last through Simchat Torah on October 9.
During the lockdown, the school system will remain closed, except for special education and programs for at-risk youth. People will not be able to venture more than 500 meters from home. Restaurants, shopping centers and businesses that offer leisure and recreational activities will be shut down.
The private sector will be allowed to continue working, so long as these businesses follow the Purple Ribbon protocol. The public sector will operate in a limited format like it did in March and April…
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