Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed late last night that Israel is entering into a 2nd nationwide lockdown following skyrocketing infection and death rates from coronavirus.
The lockdown will last for 3 weeks and will enter into result at 2pm on Friday September 18 – accompanying the Jewish vacation, Rosh Hashana.
During the three-week duration, all dining establishments, stores and leisure centers will be closed.
Schools will likewise close and the general public will not be permitted more than 500 metres from their houses.
‘I know these steps are a heavy price for us all,’ Mr Netanyahu stated.
‘These are not the holidays we are used to. We certainly won’t have the ability to commemorate with our prolonged households… If we keep the guidelines, and I am positive in this, we will beat the infection. I see the vaccine en route, and I see the quick screening that is on the method.’
Have any other nations entered into a 2nd lockdown?
Which nations have entered into a 2nd lockdown?
None. Israel is the very first nation to enforce an across the country lockdown for a 2nd time, although numerous other nations have actually reestablished constraints and lockdown guidelines for individualised cities and areas.
Other nations, consisting of England, have actually enforced regional lockdowns, however absolutely nothing on a nationwide scale.
Leicester was the very first city to enter into regional lockdown in England, and subsequent cities to have actually done the same consist of Bolton, Trafford Blackburn and Luton.
The Segrià area in Catalonia, Spain returned to a partial lockdown on July 4, and Melbourne, Australia likewise returned into a six-week lockdown in July.
The Chinese capital Beijing was likewise put under a 2nd lockdown back in June, with constraints raising once again at the start of July.
Israel is under a nationwide lockdown as the figures reached worryingly high levels, particularly for the relatively smaller sized population size.
Israel, right at the time of publishing and utilizing information from Worldometers, has 40,569 active Covid-19 cases.
This figure is far lower than the United States’ reported over 2.5 million active cases, however in regards to population size, Israel has a population of roughly 9,197,590 whereas the United States has a population well over 330 million.
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