סגירת כביש ז'בוטינסקי בן גוריון בעקבות ההסגר על בני ברק
Police closing off roads in Bnei Brak during a coronavirus lockdown
Photo: Motti Kimchi
Police closing off roads in Bnei Brak during a coronavirus lockdown

Ministers approve week long night-time curfew on at least 40 localities

Restrictions on the mostly Arab sector and Ultra-Orthodox communities include a limit of movement to no further than 500 meters from home and school closures

Moran Azulay |
Updated: 09.08.20 , 13:48
After multiple delays, ministers on Tuesday approved a list of 40 cities, communities and neighborhoods that will be placed under night-time curfew due to higj coronavirus contagion rates.
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  • The curfew will be in place between 7pm and 5am for a period of one week.
     סגירת כביש ז'בוטינסקי בן גוריון בעקבות ההסגר על בני ברק סגירת כביש ז'בוטינסקי בן גוריון בעקבות ההסגר על בני ברק
    Police closing off roads in Bnei Brak during a coronavirus lockdown
    (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
    Among the areas hardest hit by the virus are a majority of Arab Sector communities and cities and neighborhoods with a predominately ultra-Orthodox population.
    The decision was made despite the objection of Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri who had advocated a nation wide lockdown rather than partial restrictions to be placed on the Haredi communities.
    מחסומים בבני ברק לקראת הסגר הלילימחסומים בבני ברק לקראת הסגר הלילי
    Police barricades placed at the enterance to the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak in preparation for the night time curfew
    (Photo: Nadav Abas)
    Social media posts circulating among residents of the predominately ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak have been calling for residents to disrupt police efforts to enforce the curfew.
    In addition to the curfew which would allow people to venture no more than 500 meters from their homes accept to purchase vital supplies, schools will also remain closed.
    פרופ' איתמר גרוטופרופ' איתמר גרוטו
    Deputy Director General of the Health Ministry Professor Itamar Grotto
    (Photo: GPO)
    In an interview to Ynet earlier Health Ministry # 2 Professor Itamar Grotto said, "We must give the night-time curfew on highly infected cities that is due to be imposed a chance, but It will not be enough on its own to stop the spread of the virus.


    First published: 13:31 , 09.08.20
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