Israel Prepares for Its Second Nationwide Covid-19 Lockdown

TEL AVIV—Religious leaders and business owners in Israel are rushing to prepare for a second nationwide lockdown that is set to upend the Jewish holidays, as health workers brace for a new wave of Covid-19 infections.

The lockdown—which is expected to last through Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot—is in response to Israel dealing with one of the worst daily coronavirus-infection rates per capita in the world. New cases are hovering at more than 3,000 a day. Some health officials warn Israel’s hospitals could be overwhelmed…

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