search

Expert panel urges further COVID restrictions: ‘Present course’ can’t continue

People, some wearing face masks, shop at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, on September 20, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
People, some wearing face masks, shop at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, on September 20, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

A panel of experts advising the government on its COVID-19 response calls for tighter coronavirus restrictions, including further limits on gatherings.

Among the measures the team wants is to cap attendance at 300 people for events in closed spaces, as it urges the government to put greater emphasis on reducing serious morbidity.

“The scale of the continued morbidity in the last month has exacted a heavy cost in life,” the experts are quoted as saying by Hebrew media.

They add: “Despite the hope for a decrease in morbidity from the vaccination campaign, it is impossible and unreasonable to continue on the present course, and a change in policy is needed.”

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed