Bennett says government readying to change testing rules due to surging infections

Bennett also defends the government’s handling of the current COVID-19 outbreak, in the face of criticism that the frequently updated restrictions are confusing the public.

“No one asked or invited another wave [of morbidity],” he says.

The premier urges Israelis to get vaccinated, wear masks, and to take steps to protect those most at risk from COVID.

“The vaccination protects you from serious illness… and from quarantine,” he says.

Bennett adds that the government is preparing to change its guidelines on who needs to get tested, in light of long lines at coronavirus testing facilities.

“There is a huge amount of verified [coronavirus cases] at the same time, above and beyond the reasonable capacity of the system,” he says.

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