The Ministerial Committee approved the extension of the closure in the red authorities, the morbidity of which has not decreased enough to allow for the relief - but approved the opening of the education system until the age of 6, contrary to the experts' opinion.
In a discussion held among the ministers on Friday afternoon, it was decided that despite the gradual withdrawal from the closure, the restrictions in Bnei Brak, Beitar Illit, Elad, Modi'in Illit, Rechasim and some neighborhoods in Jerusalem will remain until Wednesday, and Corona commissioner Prof Gamzo said he estimates some authorities Yes.
The experts of the Ministry of Health, including the head of public health services, Dr. Sharon Elrai Price, opposed the opening of the education system, and in the discussion there was concern that Torah studies (equivalent to elementary schools - AA), would operate in a pirated manner. Elrai Price also noted that opening up education frameworks is an epidemiological danger. The Ministry of Health has decided not to adopt the recommendations of the experts.
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who opposed the previous vote and pushed for the approval of up to 200 guests, this time voted in favor. At the hearing, it was promised that any city that reduced morbidity would be removed from the list of red authorities, and members of the Ministerial Committee expressed their appreciation to the mayors whose residents kept the guidelines.
The commander of the ultra-Orthodox at the Corona headquarters, Maj. Gen. Roni Noma, proposed at the hearing to open the elementary schools for 13-6 year olds on the grounds that this would happen in any case and would not be enforceable. Deri surprisingly opposed this, so the decision to extend the closure was unanimous.
Corona projector Prof. Gamzo noted that “alongside the achievement in reducing morbidity, we thought it appropriate to allow red cities to take advantage of the closure effectiveness to further reduce morbidity and bring orange cities to score, with all the difficulty involved including considering the special needs of preschoolers in these cities. "Residents and leaders are called upon to continue to be careful about preventing meetings and gatherings in the coming days, and at the same time to go and get tested in order to interrupt the chain of infection and reduce the level of morbidity."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that "the decision on the closure has proven itself and led to a dramatic decrease in morbidity data in all localities. However, there are still a few localities and individual areas on the list of red cities. I very much appreciate the efforts made by residents to reduce morbidity. "These are from the list of red cities soon. This is the recommendation of the medical authorities in the Ministry of Health, and it is good that the Ministerial Committee for the Restricted Area received this recommendation unanimously."
Defense Minister Bnei Gantz said at the end of the debate that "we made a difficult but necessary decision. I instructed the Ministry of Defense, the IDF and the Home Front Command to increase efforts in cities that will remain under restrictions, to assist in information, testing and expanding assistance to the population." Ganz added that "the decision we made is based on the position of the professional echelons who emphasized that in recent weeks we see that an absolute majority of the Israeli public, in all sectors, obeys the guidelines. We will continue our efforts so that we can remove the restrictions in the cities that will remain closed in the coming days, according to the data. "