Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has announced that Israelis quarantined due to COVID-19 will continue to receive salaries, starting from the first day of isolation.

“We are confronting a wave of infection the likes of which the world has not seen in 100 years,” said Bennett at a press conference at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

One of the government’s main guiding principles in responding to the expected increase in cases due to the Omicron variant of the SARs-CoV-2 virus, said Bennett, was to mitigate the damage to the economy as much as possible.

“I do not want people to lose their jobs. I do not want businesses to close. It is easy to fire; it is more difficult to find work afterward. It is easy to close a business; it is difficult to rebuild it. I know this; I have managed businesses,” he said.... Read More: JNS