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Health ministry official: Our worst case-scenario is 20,000 dead

The Health Ministry’s deputy director general Itamar Grotto says the ministry’s worst-case scenario was a situation where “between 10 and 20 thousand people die of coronavirus in Israel.”

Speaking to reporters, Grotto says of his past comments that Israel is facing a shortage of swabs required for coronavirus test kits: “The moment things began we started buying more. Starting tomorrow the problem of swabs is supposed to end.”

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