Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis in a press conference on Saturday evening that "We will exit carefully, according to a framework that has been devised by health officials," as Israel's lockdown exit strategy will go into effect on Sunday.
In the first phase of Israel's lockdown exit strategy, a restriction limiting residents to a 1,000-meter radius of their homes will be lifted. Kindergartens and businesses that do not attend clients will be reopened, while restaurants will be allowed to sell only take-away orders.
Netanyahu said the special cabinet for handling the pandemic will convene later in the week to determine the future steps and lifting of more restrictions.
"If we all abide by the rules, this will work. If not, we will have to reinforce restrictions," said Netanyahu.
A complete nationwide lockdown in Israel has been imposed since September 18, due to a surge in COVID-19 morbidity.
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