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Virus czar said to urge against full implementation of next stage in lockdown exit plan

Coronavirus czar Ronni Gamzu advises ministers to not fully implement the third phase of a multistage plan for lifting the national COVID-19 lockdown, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

Speaking during a meeting of the coronavirus cabinet, Gamzu points to the R-number for transmission nearing 1, signaling the number of new cases could grow.

Coronavirus czar Ronni Gamzu visits the coronavirus unit at Ziv Medical Center in Safed, northern Israel, September 27, 2020 (David Cohen/FLASH90)
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