Health minister: Israel must take severe steps now or find itself ‘like Italy’

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein is reported to warn other ministers that if severe steps are not taken now, Israel will find itself in deep crisis “like Italy” in the near future.

Italy has seen cases spike to tens of thousands and deaths in the hundreds on a daily basis in recent months.

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein holds a press conference during a visit at the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, on July 15, 2020 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)