by Mac Slavo
Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said Tuesday that there was “no way” the country’s second nationwide coronavirus lockdown would be lifted after three weeks as originally planned. Israelis are going to be on house arrest for the foreseeable future.
Israel imposed its second lockdown on September 18 after the coronavirus infection rate soared. It was originally scheduled to end on October 10, however, “the authorities” insist on keeping people locked up with no freedom for as long as possible. On Friday, the totalitarian measures were tightened further after the initial eight days of house arrest failed to bring down the world’s highest infection rate per capita.
Israel has closed schools and cultural events and the lockdown has closed the vast majority of workplaces, markets, and places of worship, according to a report by Medical Express.