Israel will impose a full quarantine due to the coronavirus during the Passover holiday 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 across the country from 16: 00 on Tuesday to 07: 00 on Friday. We will not allow a repeat of what happened during the Purim celebration 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 from the Institute of biological research In ness-Zion stated that before the holiday of Purim, the level of infection with the coronavirus was too small to lead to a mass spread of the epidemic.
On March 23, Israeli public security Minister Gilad Erdan said that the country will gradually move to a full quarantine. On March 27, it was reported that the Church of the Resurrection, also known as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, was closed in Jerusalem due to the coronavirus “until further notice”.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The focus of infection was the Chinese city of Wuhan. The disease has spread to more than 190 countries. On March 11, who declared a coronavirus pandemic.
According to Worldometer data on April 6, more than 1.33 million cases of the disease were registered on the planet, almost 74 thousand people died, and more than 277 thousand were cured.