According a leaked report from a meeting held last night, Director General of the Healthy Ministry, Chezy Levy, is said to be demanding a full, countrywide lockdown to last a month.
According to the report, others in the meeting, attended by top Health Ministry officials and medical experts in the country, are also pushing for a total lockdown.
Hospital administrators say their hospitals are on the verge of collapse. The administrators report that the high number of patients, coupled with the quarantine of many staff members, have stretched their hospitals to the extreme limits of their operating ability.
The measure will be brought to the Corona Cabinet on Thursday for discussion. According to the reports, the Health Ministry is pushing for an immediate start to the countrywide lockdown.
The report was aired on Channel 12 and appeared on Ynet.