After a heated debate in the Corona Cabinet, the committee convenes to approve the new restrictions • The closure will be extended until October 14 and the demonstrations will be restricted • Live broadcast
The Knesset Law Committee is convening at this time to approve the emergency regulations passed in the Corona Cabinet yesterday (Wednesday) and include, among other things, extending the closure until October 14, limiting demonstrations to a distance of 1 km from the place of residence and in capsules of 20 people.
Photo: Knesset Channel
Photo: Knesset Channel
During the meeting, Prime Minister Netanyahu demanded that the closure be tightened and that the distance from the house be limited to 200 meters. Blue and white sources claim that Netanyahu wants to reduce the distance from the house to prevent demonstrations and told Israel Today that "stability must be maintained. blockade".
The confrontation between Ganz and Netanyahu was mainly about two issues: advocacy and tightening of guidelines.
According to sources involved in the yeshiva, Gantz told Netanyahu that public information was incorrect and that it should have passed to the Home Front Command, but in practice only a website was set up.
Netanyahu, for his part, was surprised that this was the case.
Ganz said at the meeting to Netanyahu: "The issue of information is not addressed. We continue to go around ourselves."
Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Bnei Gantz angrily responded to Netanyahu's demand: "The public is going crazy."
The prime minister reacted angrily to the remarks.
After the country's citizens have been in quarantine for almost two weeks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's entourage estimates: within three to four weeks, the daily number of infected people will drop to about 1,500.
In addition, Netanyahu demands that the closure be tightened and that the range of exits from the house be limited to 200 meters, instead of the current kilometer limit.
Among those who support the Prime Minister's proposal to reduce the range of leaving the house is Minister Steinitz, who was present in the Corona Cabinet and said: "In the March-April closure, there were restrictions on leaving the house by 100 meters.
I recommend that we now impose an exit distance limit of between 200 and 500 meters, no more.
"1,000 meters is not an effective distance, because it allows passage between cities and crowds in attractive locations."
Meanwhile, this morning the Ministry of Health updated the morbidity data in Israel, according to which 8,919 new infections were diagnosed yesterday out of 68,128 tests performed.
The death toll from the virus continues to rise and stands at 1,571 people.
In light of this, the rate of doubling of those infected now stands at once every 16 days.
However, the Ministry of Health emphasized that this is not a final figure, since not many tests were performed during Shabbat and Yom Kippur.
At the same time, 1,554 patients are hospitalized, 810 of whom are in critical condition and 237 in moderate condition.
Of the critically ill, 206 are connected to respirators.