Netanyahu chides ‘hyperactive’ ministers for unveiling own virus policies — TV

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reprimanded his ministers for making public declarations on reopening parts of the economy amid the pandemic without receiving the backing of the government, Channel 12 reports.

“Ministers are announcing decisions in an independent fashion. Everyone is hyperactive and wants to operate in their field, but it has wider ramifications,” he is quoted as saying. “There is a competition [between ministers] on who opens first. And the faster we reopen, the infections are likely to rise.”

The comments appear to be directed at Transportation Minister Miri Regev, who announced the train lines would resume despite criticism by health officials, and Education Minister Yoav Gallant, who has dismissed calls to shutter schools again despite a new outbreak in the education system.