Israel partially reconfigures in a hurry

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A good student at the start of the epidemic, the Hebrew State exceeded a thousand infections a day, raising fears of a health catastrophe.

By Marc Henry

In an attempt to avoid such a catastrophic scenario, the government backed down.  Some examples: buses which had started to run can now only carry a maximum of 20 passengers.
In an attempt to avoid such a catastrophic scenario, the government backed down. Some examples: buses which had started to run can now only carry a maximum of 20 passengers. JACK GUEZ / AFP

Correspondent in Jerusalem

Israel is reconfiguring at high speed V. Faced with a second wave that looks like the beginning of the tsunami, the government of Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday a package of measures to try to stem a brutal resumption of the epidemic of Covid- 19. The figures in their drought are alarming. Israel was a “good student” at the start of the pandemic, in particular by closing its borders very early on and by imposing very strict confinement which the population generally respected. But the phase of gradual reopening in recent weeks quickly turned to disaster.

The number of people infected, falling to less than 100 per day, is close to, or even exceeds, now the thousand mark, an absolute record. Severe cases started to rise again, as did the number of deaths that had stagnated. Medical experts now threaten worse health catastrophe than spring, with hospitals at risk

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