Cabinet Minister Shay slams gov't decision, says made against experts' recommendation

Israel’s coronavirus czar Prof. Ronni Gamzu said that the strident lockdown measures to commence Friday at 2 pm (Israel Summer Time) will come at a “tremendous” economic cost.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Gamzu reiterated his opposition to the comprehensive lockdown.

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“I recommended the Cabinet to tighten the instructions and not shutter the state, but it decided otherwise and I respect that,” he stipulated, according to outlet N12.

The government decided early Thursday morning, following a meeting that lasted all night, to impose harsh restrictions on the Israeli public as COVID-19 infections continue to surge in screening tests conducted daily by health authorities. Read more at i24