Israel had relaxed the restrictions recently due to the low number of cases, but it appears that too many people may have been ignoring the rules altogether.
A sharp increase in confirmed infections over the past several days appears to come from a combination of the economy opening up and citizens failing to wear masks and keep social distancing as people embraced a “return to normality,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the Sunday morning cabinet meeting regarding an uptick in coronavirus cases in Israel over the past several days.
“Yesterday we received around 28 new cases with relatively low testing, meaning that this is a bigger number,” Netanyahu said. “We are interested, of course, in increasing the number of tests; we have the capability..
“Nevertheless, there is no doubt that there is a relative increase vis-à-vis what we became accustomed to in recent weeks, which is to say that corona is not behind us.
“In order to determine whether or not there is a genuine change in the trend,” he continued, “we will consider – over the coming days – our future steps, and we will change our policy accordingly if need be.” Continue reading….