Friday, July 03, 2020

(JNS) Israel’s Knesset voted this week to extend emergency regulations aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.

Lawmakers in the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee extended the deadline for another 45 days after the original emergency legislation expired on Monday, June 15.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to convene the special “coronavirus cabinet” to discuss the latest infection numbers and whether to reimpose some restrictions to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The head of Public Health Services at the Israel’s Health Ministry, professor Siegal Sadetzki, warned that the growing number of new coronavirus cases in Israel appears to indicate the start of a second wave of infections.