Cabinet approves nighttime curfew across Israel on Purim

Reuters |
Published: 02.23.21 , 21:01
The coronavirus cabinet Tuesday approved a nighttime curfew for the duration of the Jewish holiday of Purim in an effort to minimize festivities and prevent the further spread of the pathogen.
The curfew will be in place from Thursday until Sunday, and will last from 8:30pm to 5am.
The cabinet also voted to halt all public transportation between cities during that period, starting at 8pm, in order to discourage revelers from attending illicit parties during the period of the normally festive holiday.
Ministers agreed to meet on Wednesday in order to make a decision on a further reopening of the education system.