Health Ministry official: Israel still ‘in midst of battle’ against pandemic

The head of public health in the Health Ministry, Sharon Alroy-Preis, says Israel is still “in the midst of a battle” against the pandemic, and warns of the need to remain vigilant.

Speaking to Ynet, Alroy-Preis says there remain “many outside threats that could develop here” — an apparent reference to virus variants that could potentially bypass the protection afforded by vaccines.

And she adds that “over a third of the country are still not vaccinated… It’s not behind us, it’s not over.”

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis during a briefing in January 2021. (video screenshot)