Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday during a meeting of the Coruna Virus Control Cabinet that Israel “will put pressure on emergency brakes” regarding its reopening plans as the number of coronavirus cases rises sharply.
“There has been a sharp increase in morbidity. We can already see the infection rate double in ten days. Netanyahu said during the meeting,” I very much hope not. ”
During the past eight days, Israel has seen nearly 100 new infections a day, up from about 20 new injuries the previous day.
According to the Ministry of Health, 298 people have died as a result of the coronavirus in Israel.
Netanyahu said that Israel will freeze further reopening measures that were supposed to take place in the coming days, and will reassess the situation within one week.
Despite the reopening of schools, malls and restaurants under certain health restrictions, the resumption of train service and the reopening of theaters, music halls and other cultural places will now be postponed.
Netanyahu said: “The main thing that all experts have emphasized is that we must maintain the three rules: wearing masks, keeping two meters and clean – washing hands.” “I ask you, for the sake of our economy, for our health and for everyone’s life – please follow the rules.”