Lockdown is not working, says coronavirus director

Another 5,800 new covid cases were registered on Friday morning, the third topping 5,000 in a row – six days after Israel applied a lockdown to curtail the surging virus. A rising 679 serious cases were in hospital and the mortality total rose to 3,325. Coronavirus direct Prof. Nahum Ash supported the Health Ministry’s demand for stronger restrictions to be imposed without delay, since the current situation was nowhere near a “lockdown. The plan is to cut down further on crowding by closing most schools and all but essential places of work, as well as reducing public transport.

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