Cabinet discusses new coronavirus restrictions

'The steps taken now, today, will save us from tomorrow's lockdown,' Dep. Health Minister Yoav Kisch says.

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Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Yoav Kisch
Yoav Kisch
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Israel's Health Ministry will hold a meeting together with the National Security Council to discuss implementing a list of COVID-19 restrictions.

According to Channel 12, among the restrictions to be discussed are limiting gatherings to 20-30 people, reducing the number of participants at events from 250 to 150, changing the "capsules" in "summer schools," and banning summer camps.

Other steps include calling on employers to have their employees work from home, working in "capsules" in the office, and limiting the number of bathers at beaches.

In a Saturday night interview with "Meet the Press," Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch (Likud) said: "The steps taken now, today, will save us from tomorrow's lockdown. We must act today in order to stop the huge rise in numbers. The numbers today are around 400-500 new cases each day, we know that in the next two weeks these numbers will rise - that's the trend."

"What we do today, and which will be decided in the Coronavirus Cabinet tomorrow, should stop this there."