Israel’s PM Bennett warns of new COVID-19 outbreak as cases rise
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned Tuesday of a “new outbreak” of coronavirus in Israel after a rise in infections he said was likely due to returning travelers carrying the Delta variant,Trend reports citing ALArabiya news.
“Our goal is to end it, to take a bucket of water and pour it on the fire when the fire is still small,” Bennett said at Ben Gurion airport, where the government announced an expanded testing facility would be set up.
Israel recorded 125 new cases on Monday – the most per day since April, in a country where more than half the population has been fully vaccinated.
At the peak of the country’s outbreak in January, Israel was recording some 10,000 daily cases.