Top health officials urge Israelis who feel unwell to get tested for COVID-19, amid an uptick in cases in the country.
“It’s up to us. If someone doesn’t feel well, even if they’re vaccinated, they should go get tested [for COVID],” says the head of public health services in the Health Ministry, Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, in a briefing to reporters.
Her call is echoed by coronavirus czar Nahman Ash. He also warns the latest outbreak, centered in Modiin and Binyamina, has yet to be reined in.
“We cannot yet say that the coronavirus outbreak is under control,” says Ash.
Alroy-Preis says the ministry is laying out targets for new restrictions.