From Times of Israel: The cabinet will convene today to discuss a Health Ministry proposal to impose a night curfew from Thursday through Sunday to prevent large gatherings and parties over the Purim holiday.

The curfew would begin at 8 p.m. and end at 5 a.m., Hebrew media reports say. The Health Ministry is also seeking to significantly scale back public transportation and limit movement between cities, according to the reports.

Purim begins on Thursday night in most of Israel and ends Friday evening, though its main festivities are marked in Jerusalem on Saturday night and Sunday.

“Today the government will make a final decision. We are receiving reports of party invitations and an increase in the sale of liquor,” Edelstein told Kan News. “I think unfortunately there will be no escape from restrictions — the direction [we take] may be a nighttime lockdown.” CLICK on here.

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