PM Netanyahu: Reopening After Coronavirus Lockdown Was ‘Experimental’

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Saturday night about the dramatic and rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Israel.

Netanyahu said that Israel did not reach the number of deaths seen in other countries, thanks to the timely and precautionary measures instituted by the government.

He also emphasized that climate is “not a factor” where coronavirus is concerned, noting that in a number of countries with climates similar to Israel, such as Iran, Turkey, and Egypt, the death toll from coronavirus has been exceptionally high, as was the number of deaths in chilly Belgium.

Netanyahu also said that the government had reopened the economy and educational system “on an experimental basis.” If Israel saw another wave of coronavirus cases, he said, the protective measures would be reinstated.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



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