Health Ministry confirmed daily record of 1,681 COVID-19 cases Monday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the government’s next steps in the battle to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

The meeting was dubbed as a new “deliberation forum” which may replace the formal Coroanvirus Cabinet, Hebrew-language outlet N12 reported.

It includes Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Finance Minister Israel Katz, National Security Council chief Meir Ben Shabbat, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, and former health minister director general Moshe Bar Siman Tov -- among other health and economics experts. Read more at i24