The Israeli government confirmed a total of 1,892 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 304 critically ill patients after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again refused to shut down the whole country to curb this second wave. of infections.
“We are definitely trying to avoid a general closure, but at some point we may have to do so, as our main job is to save lives,” said Netanyahu late Thursday.
This Friday’s new balance sheet brings the total number of infections to nearly 60,000 since the epidemic was declared in the country where 443 people have died after three more deaths have been confirmed in the past few hours.
Given the seriousness of the situation, the Prime Minister has given full authority to the leader of the epidemic intervention force, Professor Ronni Gamzu.