TIMES OF ISRAEL
Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods to be locked down starting Sunday
April 11, 2020
Several Jerusalem neighborhoods with high coronavirus infection rates will be locked down starting Sunday afternoon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said early Sunday. The order to close off parts of the capital starting at noon Sunday was approved by the government following an late-night cabinet meeting and days of discussion on how to contain the spread of the virus in the capital, which has led Israel in number of confirmed cases with nearly 2,000. According to Health Ministry data, about 75 percent of the infections in Jerusalem have occurred in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods, most of which will now be locked down. READ MORE
ARUTZ SHEVA Returning travelers to be isolated in ‘coronavirus hotels’ At the meeting, it was decided to reopen the doors to Israelis returning home. However, all those returning to Israel will be required to remain in one of the “coronavirus hotels” operated by the Defense Ministry and funded by the Israeli government. All of the returning travelers will remain in the “coronavirus hotels” for 14 days.