Tel Aviv:The Israeli government has approved the introduction of tougher quarantine measures for a period of two weeks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Ministry of Health said in a joint statement on Monday.
On Tuesday, Netanyahu announced the need to immediately impose a full lockdown."Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the government today for an urgent discussion, during which the government approved the lockdown proposal of the prime minister and the minister of health. The quarantine will take effect from midnight Thursday January 7 for a period of 14 days," the statement said.(UNI)