Israel is on the 5th wave of the Govt and is considering adding the US to the “red” list by micron – poca Negócios

Israel is on the 5th wave of the Govt and is considering adding the US to the "red" list by micron - poca Negócios

Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett urges citizens to step up vaccinations and take precautionary measures such as working from home (Photo: Getty Images by BBC News)

Israel is in the middle of the fifth wave of Covid 19 due to the Ômicron variant, with Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett on Sunday urging citizens to step up vaccinations and take precautionary measures such as working from home.

In a televised speech, Bennett said that when Ômicron was first detected last month, Israel had bought some time by moving quickly to control travel, but it is now declining. He predicted that the disease would break out in a few weeks.

Earlier on Sunday, an advisory panel of the Ministry of Health recommended that the United States add Israel to the list of “red” countries where its citizens cannot fly without special permission. Bennett did not mention this extent in his speech.

Israel has 134 confirmed cases of Ômicron and 307 suspected cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

“The time we buy is over,” Bennett said. “The numbers are not high yet. It’s a very contagious variant, which doubles every two or three days, as we see around the world. We can say that the fifth wave has already begun.”

In response to the first rapid detection of Ômicron in South Africa and Hong Kong, Israel on November 25 banned foreigners from entering and imposed three to 14 days of isolation on Israelis returning from abroad.

But Bennett was criticized abroad for his wife and children’s vacations, and he urged Israelis to avoid such trips.

See also  Alexander Toba: He sailed three times across the Atlantic and died after climbing Kilimanjaro | The world

You May Also Like

About the Author: Will Smith

Alfred Lee covers public and private tech markets from New York. He was previously a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, and prior to that was a reporter at the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has received a Journalist of the Year award from the L.A. Press Club and an investigative reporting award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *