Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has warned that restrictions will be imposed to contain the outbreak of the Corona virus if the number of new infections continues to rise.
At the start of his weekly cabinet meeting, he said: “The Delta strain spreads all over the world and the rate of its spread is much higher than all previous strains… Our goal is to exercise the maximum extent to preserve the safety of the citizens of Israel, and at the same time exercise the minimum damage to the economy.”
He added: “I call on citizens to wear masks in closed places… Refrain from crowding in closed places. And if there is no cooperation from the citizens, and if the rate of injuries continues to rise, we will consider restoring some restrictions.”
He renewed the call for adolescents to quickly obtain an anti-Corona vaccine, so that the two doses of the vaccine can be completed before late July, when a quantity of vaccines owned by Israel is scheduled to expire.
“There are five days left to receive the first dose so that we can take advantage of the doses in our possession, which will expire,” Bennett said.