Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a second series of strict lockdown measures in the country to combat a surge in COVID-19 infections:

The plan is for this new lockdown to last for three weeks:

One provision says people can’t go farther than 500 meters away from their homes:

Private sector jobs will continue but without any public reception:

This begins on Friday:

There are some outstanding issues, however:

Friday also the eve of the Rosh Hashana holiday:

From Netanyahu:

Well, that’s an understatement.

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