Israeli health ministry orders reopening of COVID-19 units amidst rise in cases

Israeli health ministry orders reopening of COVID-19 units amidst rise in cases

Israel’s Health Ministry on Sunday ordered hospitals in the country to reopen coronavirus units “immediately”, amidst a new surge of COVID-19 cases.

In a memo to hospitals, Sigal Liberant-Taub, Head of the ministry’s General Medicine Division, wrote that the past few weeks saw a rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases as well as in the number of hospitalised patients, severely ill patients and in the number of staff who are in isolation following exposure to COVID-19 patients.

“The instruction is to prepare for the immediate opening of the (coronavirus) units,’’ she wrote.

Israel saw, on Saturday, an increase of 294 COVID-19 cases, the health ministry said, taking the total to 4,669 with 305 deaths.

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After three months of lockdown, Israel has reopened schools, parks, beaches, restaurants, pubs, shops and allows concert and public events in outdoor and indoor venues under several restrictions.

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