Clash between government and Knesset panel on restaurant closures

The government Monday night ordered restaurants to close across the country as of Tuesday morning in line with the latest restrictions for containing the spiraling pace of coronavirus infection. Knesset coronavirus committee chair Likud MK Yifat Shasha-Biton took exception to the order and announced the panel would countermand it. Tuesday morning saw 1,183 new cases and another 4 deaths. The number of serious cases rose to 264.

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