Israeli Affairs

7000 cases a day expected in Israel, disputes over closure.

Israeli Minister of Finance called for living with the virus.

Jerusalem24 – Yesterday, Monday, an Israeli Ministry of Health official warned that 7,000 cases will be recorded daily in the coming days, if measures are not taken to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.

Sharon Braish, Director of Health Services, said before the Israeli Knesset Law Committee, “The recent restriction regulations called were aimed at preventing this number of infections per day, and preventing the recorded epidemiological situation from deteriorating even further.”

Braish considered that this step is aimed at preventing stricter decisions, hoping that the third dose will contribute to reducing the number of serious cases, especially for the elderly.

This comes in light of differences within the Israeli government, regarding imposing a comprehensive or limited closure in the coming period, especially with the Jewish holidays at the end of this month and the next.

Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli Finance Minister, said that He opposes the closure despite the high infection rates. Instead, he called for learning to live with the virus, as is the case with the flu. Lieberman added, “Living alongside Corona and devoting a lot of effort to prevent the closure, Corona’s routine is nothing new or surprising, and we must learn to live with it, we know how to live alongside the flu.”

Lieberman stressed that imposing the closure would greatly harm the economy, calling for investing efforts and budgets in strengthening the health system, providing the largest possible number of vaccines, and preparing for the start of the school year.

In the same context, the Israeli Ministry of Health said, “out of about 600,000 people who received the third dose, less than 50 reports of side effects have so far been documented.”

The Israeli Ministry of Health indicated that the symptoms reported were mild and ended quickly (pain at the injection site, fever, nausea).

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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