Shas MK: Exercise judgment before imposing a lockdown

MK Moshe Abutbul recommends that policymakers calculate their steps when it comes to imposing coronavirus lockdowns.

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Moshe Abutbul
Moshe Abutbul
Arutz Sheva

MK Moshe Abutbul (Shas) spoke to Arutz Sheva on Wednesday and discussed the lockdown that was imposed on Elad and on haredi neighborhoods in Tiberias.

"It's hard for me to say that there is discrimination because non-haredi cities are also under lockdown. On the other hand, there is definitely a trend here and that creates a sense of sourness. A lot of judgment has to be exercised before deciding on a lockdown," he said.

Abutbul opined that the number of participants in simchas should be increased. "Large halls should be permitted to host more than 250 people at events. A wedding is the happiest day of a person’s life and it is an injustice that cannot be remedied if not everyone can attend the simcha. In large families, an event with 250 people looks like a birthday party.”

"If there are large halls and distances can be maintained, the events must be allowed. The harm today is caused to both those who are celebrating as well as the owners of the hall," explained Abutbul.