Virus czar says 4th wave of infection unlikely, mask mandate to continue

Coronavirus czar Nachman Ash says he doesn’t anticipate a fourth wave of virus cases, but says the requirement to wear masks will continue for the time being.

Ash makes the comments in a briefing to reporters.

Ash also says he’s concerned by the lower rates of vaccination among Russian-speaking Israelis, though he adds that he doesn’t have precise figures on inoculations among that demographic.

Coronavirus czar Nachman Ash visits the coronavirus department at Ziv hospital in Safed, Northern Israel, December 24, 2020. (David Cohen/Flash90)