Israel’s Netanyahu orders schools closed, calls for unity government

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday ordered most schools in the country closed as a precaution against coronavirus and called for the formation of an emergency national unity government.

“We are altering our internal routine in order to handle an outside threat, the threat of the virus,” Netanyahu said in broadcast remarks.

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by Stephen Farrell)

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