PM: We want to prevent what happened last Purim from happening again this year.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed his intention to impose a night curfew over the Purim holiday during a visit to a vaccination center in Acre Tuesday afternoon.

"We are still in conflict with the virus, with the rampant mutation. For this purpose, we must get through the next few days as we vaccinate the population at risk and complete the vaccination campaign," Netanyahu said.

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"Therefore, I will enter the government tonight and we will make decisions. The proposal presented is for a night curfew on Purim from 20:30 in the evening until 05:00 in the morning, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This is to prevent what happened on the previous Purim, we do not want that to be repeated," he added.

Earlier, Dr. Orly Greenfeld, the medical director of Magen Israel, told Arutz Sheva that without restrictions on Purim, there is a serious fear of a significant increase in the coronavirus morbidity levels. Read more at Arutz-7