NSC recommends to prime minister that synagogues, yeshivot be closed entirely to prevent spread of coronavirus.

The National Security Council (NSC) recommended in a discussion with Prime Minister Netanyahu that all synagogues and yeshivot be closed in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

The NSC also recommended that the opening of restaurants be limited to take-out and deliveries.

Several of the participants in the discussion recommended the imposition of a full lockdown. However, Defense Minister Benny Gantz stated that two weeks had not passed since the last restrictions were imposed, so it was too soon to impose new restrictions.

The meeting was also attended by Finance Minister Yisrael Katz, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, Science and Technology Minister Yizhar Shai, Head of the National Economic Council Prof. Avi Simhon, Governor of the Bank of Israel Prof. Amir Yaron, Acting Director General of the Prime Minister's Office Ronen Peretz, Director General of the Health Ministry Prof. Hezi Levi, and former Health Ministry Director General Moshe Bar Siman-Tov.

Prime Minister Netanyahu issued instructions to strengthen the healthcare system through improved standards, budgets and manpower. Netanyahu added that additional financial assistance should be provided to families. Another meeting will be held in the coming days to discuss additional steps. Read more at Arutz-7