Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to reopen economy with restrictions

Netanyahu approves reopening of economy with restrictions

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Meeting on coronavirus exit strategy
Meeting on coronavirus exit strategy
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Prime Minister Netanyahu has decided to reopen the economy with certain restrictions to be determined by the Health Ministry.

The fields of commerce, manufacturing and services will return to partial activity in compliance with the rules and restrictions to be publicized after this Shabbat on disinfection, social distancing, testing for fever, wearing masks and additional requirements to be formulated by the Ministry of Health.

Pilot businesses in each sector will be monitored for their ability to cope and comply with ongoing ongoing COVD-19 saftety measures.

The ministers decided that failure to comply with the guidelines would lead to the imposition of sanctions on business owners.

The decision was made during a meeting of the Cabinet with various health officials and experts invited to present their suggestions toward the formulation of an exit strategy for the coronavirus crisis.

Schools and malls are not expected to open next week despite the government's approval of "a full activation of the economy" on Sunday.

Individual one-on-one instruction in the special education sector will now be permitted as well as any sport conducted by only two people who are at least 500 meters from any residential structure. Within the next forty-eight hours professional teams will map out "pilot" companies and businesses that can participate in the initial reopening of the economy.

Policy decisions will be brought before the government when Shabbat is over tomorrow night. The number of those who have contracted COVID-19 in Israel reached 12,758 last night with 181 patients hospitalized in serious condition and 137 on ventilators. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Israel stands at 143. 2,818 people have recovered from the virus.




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