Israel will impose a full quarantine for the Coronavirus during the feast of Pesach from April 7 to 10. This was stated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a speech from his residence in Jerusalem.
“We are introducing a quarantine throughout the country from Tuesday 16:00 to Friday 07:00. We will not allow a repeat of what happened during the celebration of the Purim a month ago, when there was an outbreak of coronavirus infection,” the leader said. The speech was broadcast on Netanyahu’s Twitter page.
Earlier, scientists at the Institute for Biological Research in Nes Zion said the Coronavirus infection rate was too low before the Purim holiday to cause a massive spread of the epidemic.
On March 23, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the country would gradually move to full quarantine. On March 27, it was reported that the Temple of the Resurrection, also known as the Holy Sepulchre, was closed in Jerusalem because of the coronavirus, “until further notice”.