Israel’s Coronavirus Pandemic Coordinator Professor Salman Zarqa asked Israelis to refrain from staying in crowded and closed places as much as possible due to the new outbreak of the virus.
In statements released by the Jewish agency Kan, he said that “Israel is witnessing the peak of the new wave of the Corona”, emphasizing the “importance of wearing masks”.
Professor Zarka explained that “the criterion is the number of virus carriers in hospitals, not the replication rate of the infection”, explaining that “ninety-five percent of them are people who have reached the age of sixty-five years and older. “
Israeli Health Ministry Director-General Professor Nachman Esh said the Corona BA5 mutant currently circulating in Israel is more contagious than previous strains, noting that the antiviral vaccine’s effectiveness has diminished over time.
Source: Israeli “Makan”