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.
The curfew will be in place between 7pm and 5am for a period of one week.
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.
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.
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