Coronavirus czar Ronni Gamzu says the government was forced to announce the sweeping lockdown measures due to the soaring virus rates.
He says he is “losing sleep” over the pandemic, and maintains that the government was forced to act after some hospitals warned of overload.
The government alone “won’t defeat the coronavirus,” says Gamzu.
“Only the Israelis, only you, can defeat the coronavirus,” he says, urging everyone to keep the rules.
“If we do it wisely, we can finish this in two or three weeks,” he says, referring to the lockdown measures.