The Israeli government confirmed a new daily maximum of coronavirus cases on Tuesday, at nearly 1,700 in the last 24 hours, despite Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein saying he doesn’t think the authorities have “lost” control of the epidemic. “
“I don’t think we have lost control of the epidemic,” he said in statements to Army Radio before adding, “that anyone who believes the virus cannot be caught and strangled does not know what it is from speaks.”
Edelstein said that “he is still optimistic” and believes that “the population is more disciplined”. “You can see that. Much more masks are used,” he said, as reported by the Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post.
He also criticized a parliamentary committee’s decision to reopen swimming pools and gyms in a controversial measure passed on Monday against the will of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Edelstein himself.