Bennett said expecting up to 4,000 serious COVID cases in coming weeks

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has told government offices to immediately reduce the number of employees attending work in person, anticipating record numbers of serious COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks, Army Radio reports.

The outlet says Bennett said in a closed meeting: “The storm is only starting, the numbers are high and challenging and we are preparing for 1,000-2,500 simultaneous serious cases.”

The report adds that Bennett has also ordered officials to prepare for an extreme scenario of 4,000 serious patients.

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