Liberman comes out against lockdown, warning of economic harm – The Times of Israel

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman expresses opposition to the prospect of a lockdown to stem rising coronavirus cases.
“An effort needs to be made to do everything prevent a lockdown. A lockdown is not the right thing. It’s not clear there’s a correlation between a lockdown and a decline in confirmed [cases] and serious patients. What is clear is there is a correlation between a lockdown and economic damage,” he says during a press briefing.
He adds: “We must prepare to live alongside the coronavirus. Just as we know to live alongside the flu, the same with coronavirus.”
The Treasury chief also says economies need certainty and that talk of a lockdown “hurts certainty.”
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