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Bennett to give live address to nation as Omicron surges

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks during a press conference at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on January 2, 2022. (Emil Salman/Pool/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks during a press conference at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on January 2, 2022. (Emil Salman/Pool/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will hold a live press conference this evening.

He is slated to speak to the public from the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv at 6:15 p.m. local time, and address “the continued effort to combat Omicron.”

Close to 38,000 new cases of COVID were confirmed in Israel yesterday, as each day over the past week has seen a new daily record set in transmission of the virus.

Bennett has faced a wave of criticism for sticking by his promise to not institute a national lockdown in order to minimize damage to the economy.

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