Ultra-Orthodox towns threaten to disobey lockdown order

PM Binyamin Netanyahu called off the coronavirus cabinet session on Sunday after Ultra-Orthodox leaders of towns found with high coronavirus levels that they would not cooperate with the lockdowns ordered for Monday. They were backed by their Knesset members. Some even warned of civil disobedience if forced to comply with a full lockdown regime.  After intense consultation, Netanyahu is reported to have proposed as a way out of the crisis to impose instead night curfews schools in 30 affected towns – not all ultra-Orthodox –  as well as shuttering their schools. This plan is still under discussion.


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