Israeli health minister Yuli Edelstein said on Wednesday that the country would need “a medical miracle” not to order detention in the coming days given the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.
“I think we have three or four days to see if these minimum steps result in less results than we want,” he said. “If there is a medical miracle and we see a change in the trend, we may not be able to achieve (limitation),” he said.
“If we can take steps before the closure, we will not be able to get there. If we do nothing for the next few days, reality will result in a closure,” added the minister, as reported by the Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post.
Edelstein defended that “from the first day he took office,” everything was done to avoid total restriction, “and acknowledged that” where there are restrictions, there are protests against the restrictions. “