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News and updates about Lockdown

Holiday Lockdown:

Israel may impose lockdown during holidays, health chief warns

Director-General of Israeli Health Ministry says government is considering imposing a new lockdown during holiday season.

Israel may impose lockdown during holidays, health chief warns

Top health official: There are no plans for a holiday lockdown

Head of Public Health Services denies that health officials are pushing for holiday lockdown: We have to live with the virus.

Top health official: There are no plans for a holiday lockdown

Health Ministry Director General: Holiday lockdown a possibility

Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Nachman Ash, says a lockdown could be imposed during the high holidays.

Health Ministry Director General: Holiday lockdown a possibility

'Australia lockdown failing to curb cases'

'One thing you won’t get in all of the COVID-19 press conferences is truth,' Sky News host Alan Jones says.

'Australia lockdown failing to curb cases'

Israeli official: Holiday lockdown a possibility

Official who took part in Coronavirus Cabinet meeting raised concerns about another possible lockdown.

Israeli official: Holiday lockdown a possibility

Shas MK: 'I smell a lockdown on haredi communities'

MK Malkieli notes number of coronavirus infections is rising, says lockdown will be on the table the moment the numbers rise among haredim.

Shas MK: 'I smell a lockdown on haredi communities'

Solo Performance

Memories of a loved one, of the lockdown, of 50 years lived in Jerusalem fill the writer's heart as she continues on alone. Op-ed.

Solo Performance

Britain to lift all remaining lockdown restrictions in a week

British PM says all remaining lockdown restrictions will be lifted despite rise in coronavirus cases.

Britain to lift all remaining lockdown restrictions in a week

'Israel is on the verge of lockdown without a change in policy'

Head of public health services in the Health Ministry expresses worry over rising cases, spread of Delta variant.

'Israel is on the verge of lockdown without a change in policy'

Government preparing for lockdown during High Holidays

Document obtained from Prime Minister's Office reveals plans to impose stricter regulations over Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur.

Government preparing for lockdown during High Holidays

Australian state of Victoria enters 7-day lockdown

Latest outbreak traced to a single breach of quarantine, with current variant described as five times more contagious than previous ones.

Australian state of Victoria enters 7-day lockdown

Toronto yeshiva takes gov to court over COVID restrictions

Yeshiva, which does not allow the Internet, has been forced to teach remote learning classes through the telephone.

Toronto yeshiva takes gov to court over COVID restrictions

Iran goes into new lockdown amid fourth COVID-19 wave

Most shops closed and offices restricted to one-third capacity in cities declared as “red-zones.”

Iran goes into new lockdown amid fourth COVID-19 wave

Police officer dead in security incident on US Capitol

Driver rams two police officers, then gets out of car with sharp object. Suspect and one of the officers dead.

Police officer dead in security incident on US Capitol

Ontario gov to enter 4-week “emergency brake” lockdown

The government of Ontario, Canada’s largest province, is implementing an “emergency brake” lockdown for the next four weeks.

Ontario gov to enter 4-week “emergency brake” lockdown

France announces month-long lockdown for Paris

French Prime Minister Jean Castex says COVID-19 cases are on the rise and that "more and more this is looking like a third wave."

France announces month-long lockdown for Paris

Cabinet approves further reopening

Up to 5,000 people to be allowed to gather outdoors in 4th step of exit from lockdown.

Cabinet approves further reopening

PA announces COVID-19 lockdown

Lockdown to be imposed in all parts of Judea and Samaria starting Monday, due to rise in coronavirus-related deaths and infection rates.

PA announces COVID-19 lockdown

Israel lifts more COVID restrictions - 'No more lockdowns'

A post-Purim rise in infections was avoided and the government now plans to bring Israeli stranded abroad home.

Israel lifts more COVID restrictions - 'No more lockdowns'

Coronavirus Czar: 'No lockdown before elections or Passover'

Mass vaccination program for children will necessary for expanded herd immunity, says Israel's top coronavirus official.

Coronavirus Czar: 'No lockdown before elections or Passover'

Health Officials:

Israel will 'definitely' impose restrictions on Passover night

Senior Health Ministry officials say restrictions on public activity during Passover night are a certainty, question is only which limits.

Israel will 'definitely' impose restrictions on Passover night

Passover under lockdown?:

'No plans for 4th lockdown - yet'

Top Israeli coronavirus official tells Arutz Sheva government that government still waiting to see effect of Purim on COVID numbers.

'No plans for 4th lockdown - yet'

3rd stage of reopening kicks off

Middle schools, hotels, and event halls to open as Israel takes another step out of lockdown.

3rd stage of reopening kicks off

Ben Gurion to reopen Sunday

With the lowest single-day infection rate since December, Israel has decided to reopen its borders starting Sunday.

Ben Gurion to reopen Sunday

Stranded in Frankfurt

Living in today’s surreal times when Jews are physically unable to come to Israel, provides us all with opportunity to reflect.Op-ed.

Stranded in Frankfurt

Coronavirus Czar Warns:

'We might impose new lockdown before Election Day'

Nachman Ash warns that reopening of economy could lead to fourth lockdown later this month.

'We might impose new lockdown before Election Day'

Health Ministry Chief:

'We still haven't ruled out imposing a 4th lockdown'

Top health official warns against rapid reopening of economy, says government may need to impose yet another lockdown.

'We still haven't ruled out imposing a 4th lockdown'

Sunday: Partial lockdown relief

Government approves returning grades 7-10 to schools, opening restaurants and banquet halls for vaccinated and recovering.

Sunday: Partial lockdown relief

Will our governments ever return our freedoms back to us?

Who will be the winners and losers in this ideological showdown?

Will our governments ever return our freedoms back to us?

'They want their babysitters' - teachers caught mocking parents

3 members of a Northern California school board resigned after video leaks of meeting on reopening of school system.

'They want their babysitters' - teachers caught mocking parents

COVID, cancel culture and conspiracy theories

Tamar Yonah with questions we need to get answers for in order to know if the lockdowns are really a conspiracy against us - or not.

COVID, cancel culture and conspiracy theories

Last lockdown? 'We'll talk after another million are vaccinated'

'If we follow guidelines, I hope this will be the last lockdown,' Health Min. Edelstein says.

Last lockdown? 'We'll talk after another million are vaccinated'

What will reopen on Sunday?

Coronavirus Cabinet approves next two steps of the plan to emerge from the lockdown.

What will reopen on Sunday?

Will government impose full lockdown for Purim?

Deputy Health Minister says national lockdown during Purim can't be ruled out. 'We won't celebrate Purim as if everything is fine.'

Will government impose full lockdown for Purim?

Can we open the schools?

Has the imposed social isolation caused emotional damage to thousands of children who need in-person instruction and peer interaction? Op-ed

Can we open the schools?

Lockdown may continue if vaccination rates don't rise

Health Min. Director-General warns of continued lockdown if vaccination rates remain low.

Lockdown may continue if vaccination rates don't rise

Government meets to rule on reopening of Israeli schools

After repeated delays, government convenes to deliberate on plans to partially reopen school system - possibly as early as Tuesday.

Government meets to rule on reopening of Israeli schools

'We're having deja vu with the lockdowns - nothing is clear'

New Hope presents emergency recovery plan for Israeli school system. 'Netanyahu gov't failed to educate and protect Israel's children.'

'We're having deja vu with the lockdowns - nothing is clear'

Lockdown relief begins Sunday at 7:00 a.m.

The 1,000-meter distance limit will be lifted, and some workplaces will reopen. Schools will remain closed until Tuesday.

Lockdown relief begins Sunday at 7:00 a.m.

After the lockdown: Get ready for massive Aliyah

The "leisure time" spent during the lockdown in the Diaspora is best spent planning and preparing for inevitable Aliyah.

After the lockdown: Get ready for massive Aliyah

Lockdown extended, Netanyahu and Gantz trade barbs

Netanyahu attacks Gantz's opposition to extending the lockdown: You are condemning many Israelis to death. Gantz: Shame on you.

Lockdown extended, Netanyahu and Gantz trade barbs

Marjorie Greene: Lockdown causing suicide, depression

Controversial Rep. Marjorie Greene of Georgia slams "blue state bailout budget" for increased mental issues as kids sent home from school.

Marjorie Greene: Lockdown causing suicide, depression

Netanyahu: The virus is raging, get vaccinated

PM says 80% of new coronavirus cases are from the British mutation in Cabinet meeting to extend lockdown.

Netanyahu: The virus is raging, get vaccinated

Third lockdown caused less economic damage

Financial analyst Dudi Reznik thinks that the economy is has suffered less under this lockdown than the ones before it.

Third lockdown caused less economic damage

Government to discuss extending lockdown

Blue and White expected to push back against Health Ministry demand to extend lockdown by two more days.

Government to discuss extending lockdown

Gantz: Netanyahu is playing with human lives

Blue and White chairman blasts Netanyahu after he canceled a cabinet meeting to discuss the coronavirus lockdown.

Gantz: Netanyahu is playing with human lives

Government to rule today on additional lockdown extension

Netanyahu pushing for further extension of lockdown, which is set to expire Friday morning. Gantz opposed to extension, calls for reopening.

Government to rule today on additional lockdown extension

Tourism Minister slams lockdown; 'Hasn't proven itself'

Orit Farkash Hacohen: 'We need to think differently and of course responsibly!'

Tourism Minister slams lockdown; 'Hasn't proven itself'

Report: Netanyahu planning additional lockdown extension

Government reportedly to deliberate tomorrow on PM's request for yet another extension of lockdown.

Report: Netanyahu planning additional lockdown extension

Coronavirus Czar: 4th lockdown not ruled out

Coronavirus Czar Prof. Nachman Ash says another likely unlikely but not impossible, morbidity increasing among young due to mutations.

Coronavirus Czar: 4th lockdown not ruled out

Lockdown Extension:

'If it was up to Finance Ministry, we wouldn't have vaccines'

Health and Finance ministers spar over lockdown exit strategy and claims the lockdown saved 2,000 lives.

'If it was up to Finance Ministry, we wouldn't have vaccines'

Lockdown extended until Friday morning

Cabinet reaches compromise after lengthy argument between Netanyahu and Gantz over how long to extend the lockdown.

Lockdown extended until Friday morning

Watch: Israel considering extending lockdown

Israel can boast of the most successful CV-19 vaccine campaign, but also the most time spent in lockdown as it braces for another extension.

Watch: Israel considering extending lockdown

Gantz to demand partial lifting of lockdown starting Thursday

'I traveled across the country and I saw that everything is open,' says Gantz. 'We're playing games with ourselves. We need to reopen.'

Gantz to demand partial lifting of lockdown starting Thursday

MK Asher's proposal to reopen schools

A return to the 'traffic light' system could be key to getting the education system working again

MK Asher's proposal to reopen schools

Health Minister:

'Want to spend Passover with family? Then be alone on Purim'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein talks about the current situation and Israel's plans going forward.

'Want to spend Passover with family? Then be alone on Purim'

Lockdown Extension:

Knesset votes to increase lockdown fines ahead of extension

Government to deliberate on lockdown extension after Knesset votes to increase fines. Knesset Speaker blasts Benny Gantz over ultimatum.

Knesset votes to increase lockdown fines ahead of extension

Thousands defy lockdown, attend funeral in Jerusalem

Masses defy lockdown to attend funeral of scion of Soloveitchik rabbinic dynasty, Brisk rosh yeshiva.

Thousands defy lockdown, attend funeral in Jerusalem

Watch: Thousands of PA Arabs enter breach in security fence

Lockdown restrictions on PA workers entering Israel defied as masses cross through gap in fence to continue going to work.

Watch: Thousands of PA Arabs enter breach in security fence

Government to approve extension of lockdown

Blue and White will demand restrictions be eased if morbidity data continues downward trend.

Government to approve extension of lockdown