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Israeli-Arab town operates its own anti-corona plan

The Israeli-Arab town of Kafr Qasim has managed to lower the number of coronavirus infections, but some residents warn that celebration is premature.
Shoppers, wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, buy bread at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem on September 24, 2020, a day ahead of a nationwide lockdown aimed at curbing a surge in coronavirus cases. - Israel toughened its coronavirus measures as a second nationwide lockdown failed to bring down the world's highest infection rate a week after it was imposed.
The new rules will close the vast majority of workplaces, shutter markets and further limit prayers and demonstrations. (Photo b

Israel is on the way to a full lockdown. The government decided last night to impose a full lockdown starting Sept. 25 until the end of the Sukkoth holiday on Oct. 10. The debate that preceded the decision lasted for eight hours. The main disagreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition partners from Blue and White was around the question of protests. Reportedly, Netanyahu pushed to impose a complete closure in order to prohibit and limit protests against him by the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.

But while Israel’s prime minister is busy stopping protests against him even at the economic price of a full lockdown and stopping all commercial activity, some cities have taken their own measures and decided to fight the virus that causes COVID-19 within the city bounds instead of waiting for the state. 

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