Top health official: There are no plans for a holiday lockdown

Prof. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of Public Health Services, denied on Friday that health officials are pushing the government to impose a lockdown during the high holidays following a spike in cases of COVID-19.

Speaking to Channel 12 News, Alroy-Preis said, “I do not understand how we got to a discourse on lockdowns. We are not in a place of a lockdown on the holidays. There is a lot of misinformation that the Ministry of Health is pushing for a lockdown on the holidays. The right thing to do is to run a green passport in a broad way – but in order to do that you need a wide range of tests and allow children to be tested.”

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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