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Israel approves second general lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Israel approved a second general lockdown on Sunday evening as coronavirus cases surge across the country. The lockdown, which is expected to start Friday afternoon, will see the country return to many of the same severe restrictions of the first lockdown back in April.

By Nectar Gan and Adam Renton, CNN

From CNN's Oren Liebermann and Amir TalĀ 

Schools, restaurants (except delivery), and entertainment venues will all close, as well as other businesses, for an initial period of three weeks.

The public sector will operate with a limited workforce, while private sector businesses can operate as long as non-employees do not enter the workspace.

People will be required to stay within 500 meters of their home.

Outdoor gatherings will be limited to 20 people, while indoor gatherings will be limited to 10.

The number of patients in serious condition has also steadily climbed, reaching a high of 513 serious cases and 138 on ventilators as of Saturday.

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