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Bennett says Delta outbreak under control, but seeks to avoid complacency

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says during a meeting of the coronavirus cabinet that the outbreak of the Delta variant is starting to be brought under control.

“When a virus starts retreating, we can’t let it recover,” Bennett says, according to Hebrew media, advocating the continuation of tight restrictions to avoid “signaling to the public that we are stopping to wear masks — on the contrary.”

He says the “most pressing task” is to ease restrictions on the education system to stop the “mass quarantines in schools.”

He says the government should try to enable daily life to continue, but without causing the complacency seen after previous waves of infections: “What goes away can also come back.”

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