Some Israelis reacted to the decision, as the quarantine, which will begin to be implemented throughout the country on September 18, coincides with the Rosh Ashana holiday.
The Israeli administration has decided to re-quarantine throughout the country due to an increase in cases of the new type of corona virus (Covid-19).
According to the decision taken by the Council of ministers, the quarantine, which will begin at 14: 00 local time on September 18 in the country affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak, will last 3 weeks.
According to the Hebrew calendar, people were forbidden to move more than 500 meters from their homes as part of a general quarantine that caused controversy because it coincided with the new year (the Feast of Rosh Ashana), which will be celebrated on September 18.
Businesses outside grocery stores, pharmacies and bakeries, as well as schools, will remain closed throughout the quarantine.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the quarantine decision would have a “heavy cost”to Israelis and the country’s economy, but that step had been taken to stop the increase in cases.
Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman resigned from his post today in response to the introduction of quarantine to Rosh Ashana.
Many of the Covid-19 measures were lifted in May after the daily number of cases in Israel fell below 20.
In July, the number of daily cases in the country, which was affected by the second wave of the epidemic, exceeded 4 thousand.
According to the data of the Ministry of health, the number of cases in the Covid-19 outbreak in Israel exceeded 153 thousand and 108 thousand people died.