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Health officials tell TV situation ‘most hopeful since beginning of pandemic’

As coronavirus numbers continue to drop around the country, health officials tell Channel 13 the situation is “the most hopeful it’s been since the beginning of the pandemic.”

The officials tell the network if the positive trajectory continues, Israelis will be able to celebrate Passover without limitations at the end of March.

Agreeing with the prime minister’s comments to Fox News earlier this week, former coronavirus czar Ronni Gamzu tells Channel 13 that “the coronavirus as a pandemic is behind us.”

However, he warns that as a sporadic disease with outbreaks, the virus is here to stay, but will be under control.

People enjoy dining at restaurants in Tel Aviv following their reopening this week, March 11, 2021 (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)

Gamzu says he supports reopening the airport, which remains largely closed, and schools should also be fully reopened.

Gamzu says he expects vaccines to last over a year. He also says he does not see any potential return to lockdown.

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