Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has started a situation assessment on dealing with the surging outbreak of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, the Prime Minister’s Office says in a statement.
The meeting is attended by Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, the directors of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Health Ministry, public health chief Sharon Alroy-Preis and other professional officials from the health and finance ministries.
They will discuss further steps to reduce infections. Later in the evening, Bennett will host a separate discussion on increasing the number of patients the health system can deal with at once.
If needed, the so-called coronavirus cabinet panel of ministers could be then convened.