Israel’s top coronavirus health official, Prof. Ronni Gamzu, said on Thursday that the country is “at war” and that the government is expected to use far-reaching measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the country’s infection rate continues to soar.
“We are at war and I ask of everybody to back the government and the cabinet as one because we have tough decisions afoot,” said Gamzu. “We’ll have to decide and see what happens in the next few days if [the disease] continues to spread. This is a message to the entire State of Israel: no weddings, no mass events, don’t flout the rules at a restaurant or anywhere.”
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