Discussion begins on whether to reopen pools, gyms, bars

The Knesset’s coronavirus committee is now deliberating whether to cancel some of last week’s measures to stem the coronavirus outbreak.

The debate between government representatives and other lawmakers is focused on the decision to close swimming pools, gyms and bars. The Health Ministry is saying those places have conditions ripe for mass infections, but other say the figures the ministry has presented for confirmed infections in those place don’t justify the sweeping closure.