Coronavirus Cabinet members asked to be active in explaining policy

The ministerial committee &#111n fighting the coronavirus (the Coronavirus Cabinet) convened &#111n Tuesday night to discuss the continued effort to combat the Omicron strain.
At the start of the discussion, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz explained to the ministers the main points of government policy as well as its actions in the framework of dealing with the current wave. The Prime Minister elaborated &#111n the main points, according to which emphasis must be placed &#111n the vulnerable population and &#111n children in Israel alongside maintaining an open and functioning economy. Ministers were also asked to take a more active role in explaining the policy to the Israeli public.
Cabinet members were also briefed &#111n the morbidity of the Omicron strain, policy &#111n testing and contacts, as well as scenarios regarding the absorptive capacity of the health system.
Cabinet members also received an in-depth briefing by the team of experts &#111n the scope of morbidity and trends regarding the fifth wave as well as &#111n the team’s recommendations.

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