"I'm currently in between meetings in the coronavirus cabinet," he continued. "The discussions are serious. The situation is bad, we're seeing a steep increase in morbidity rates."
"We need to reach decisions, hard decisions. But as prime minister, I'm obligated to protect your lives, and everyone must understand that this is a life-threatening situation.
"That's why there's no other choice. We're going to make hard decisions and save lives. With your cooperation," Netanyahu concluded.