Netanyahu announces fresh nationwide lockdown for end of Passover

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced a nationwide lockdown for the end of the Passover holiday and the Mimouna festival, while warning Israelis they will continue to face some restrictions on their lives until a vaccine for the coronavirus is developed.

From Tuesday at 5 p.m. until Thursday at 5 a.m., Netanyahu said Israelis would be barred from leaving their hometowns, or in the case of Jerusalem, the neighborhoods in which they live.

He stopped short of announcing a curfew that would confine Israelis to their homes, as was in place for the first night of Passover.