Partial Lockdown Implemented in Israel Amid Fight Vs. Coronavirus
ISRAEL – The Middle Eastern country is now under a partial lockdown over the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Containing the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus is undeniably a one big fight. Even progressive countries like the United States, Italy, and China are having a hard time – a race against time with the virus that can rapidly infects people.
Also, one of the countries affected by the disease is Israel. Based on a report on ABS-CBN, the Middle Eastern country’s health ministry expressed that there are now 677 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.
Recently, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, placed the country under a partial lockdown over coronavirus. According to the report, foreigners are no longer allowed to enter the Middle Eastern country now.
Meanwhile, the people may still go out to buy for food or go to the pharmacy. Some workers may be exempted from the national policy to stay at home. Based on the report, the Israeli Prime Minister stressed the national policy as an “obligatory directive”.
“Under these orders, you, Israel’s citizens, are required to stay at home. It is no longer a request, it is not a recommendation, it is an obligatory directive that will be enforced by enforcement authorities,” the national leader told the Israelis through a televised address.
In just 24 hours, a 50% jump on the total cases of coronavirus in the country was noted. A total of 47 cases among the 677-count were recorded in the West Bank.