Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned if coronavirus cases not reduced a full lock-down of movement will be imposed.
Netanyahu implored civilians to adhere to the government measures announced Wednesday and remain at home in order to save lives.
The prime minister said 5,000 tests were conducted Wednesday with the aim of reaching 10,000 tests for the virus per day.
He also promised financial aid from the government that will be announced Thursday.
Netanyahu once again publicly called for a unity emergency government to be formed.