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Former Health Ministry chief criticizes ‘inexperienced’ government response to COVID

Health Ministry Director-General Chezy Levy speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem on June 23, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Health Ministry Director-General Chezy Levy speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem on June 23, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Former Health Ministry director general Chezy Levy criticizes the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and says the new ministers are “inexperienced.”

Levy says that he would impose serious restrictions on international travel to curb the outbreak, had he still been running the Health Ministry.

“Now is the time for more painful decisions to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed,” he says. “If we don’t stop it, we will reach a number of serious cases who will overburden the hospitals before the winter. Perhaps now is the time for more restrictions and perhaps to think about a lockdown.”

Levy served as Health Ministry chief from June 2020 until last month, when he was replaced by Nachman Ash, who had previously served as coronavirus czar.

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