Gov’t votes to keep closure in virus hotspots, but opens preschools

Itamar Eichner |
Published: 10.16.20 , 19:01
Ministers voted Friday to keep several virus hotspots, all ultra-Orthodox majority areas, under lockdown at least until Wednesday but allowed the reopening of daycares, preschools and kindergartens in these communities.
The ministerial panel that declares “restricted zones” found that overall the number of high infection areas had come down dramatically, but there was still not enough progress in Bnei Brak, Elad, Beitar Illit, Modiin Illit, Rechasim and several Jerusalem neighborhoods — Ramat Shlomo, Ramat Eshkol, Maalot Dafna and Kiryat Mattesdorf.