Ministers on Thursday decided on partial lockdowns and restrictions on three quarters in Ashdod closing schools and synagogues and prohibiting the gathering of more than 10 people.
In Bat Yam, schools for children grade 5 and over will close and gathering of more than 10 people will be prohibited. Police will increase the enforcement of health regulations at weddings and other venues.
Restrictions imposed earlier this week on neighborhoods in Jaffa and Rahat would be lifted with increased enforcement of health regulations in the area.
The coronavirus cabinet will meet on Sunday at the request of Defense Minister Benny Gantz, amid the rise in cases of COVID-19.
The ministers will discuss imposing more lock-downs on areas that experience a rise in COVID-19 cases and clusters of contagion.
Bat Yam mayor Zvika Brot said he intends to prohibit residents from entering city beaches between 10 AM and 5 PM to prevent crowds from gathering. A full lock-down will not be imposed but certain areas will be under restrictions due to the spread of coronavirus.
Military Intelligence on Thursday issued a report recommending the government reconsider its decision to lift public restrictions imposed due to the spread of coronavirus.
The report calls for more public engagement on the dangers posed by the virus and the need to adhere to medical directives in order to fight the increased contagion.
It also urges more testing and tracing efforts to stop clusters of contagion.
The Health Ministry instructed hospitals to restrict the entry of family members or caregivers to one person only per patient in order to limit the number of people allowed on hospital grounds.