Israel to revert back to full lockdown as coronavirus cases climb

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Israel will return to a full lockdown on Friday in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases has continued to increase for months throughout the country.

The three-week lockdown will begin at 2 p.m., closing many businesses and limiting public gatherings.

“I will not impose a lockdown on the citizens of Israel for no reason, and I will not hesitate to add further restrictions if it is necessary.”

Israel has confirmed 175,256 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic and 1,169 fatalities.

In Tel Aviv on Thursday, hundreds of people protested the new lockdown, including doctors and scientists, who called the move ineffective, the AP reported.

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