The Director General of the Ministry of Health, Professor Hezi Levy, is holding a press conference tonight (Wednesday) and will update on the fight against Corona and the efforts to vaccinate the population, starting in December and in 2021.
Title: Health Ministry Director General Hezi Levy: “There will be no initiated closure on Hanukkah” // Photo: GPO
Levy initially referred to the possibility of forcing vaccines on the population, and clarified that legally it is not possible to vaccinate under duress and government efforts will focus only on advocacy. “We will not oblige,” Levy clarified, “we will come, explain and speak to the hearts of the people to prevent disease and infection and return the wheels of the economy to solid activity.”
“The first vaccine swallow at the end of December”
Levy also referred to the opening of the economy, and the possibility of imposing an initiated closure for Hanukkah in about two weeks, and clarified that an initiated closure would not be imposed on this holiday, as was imposed on Tishrei and Pesach last year. “We continue to map the localities by color,” Levy explained. “Currently there are 15 red authorities and more orange authorities. This serves the restrictions according to the traffic light system that will begin next week,” he said, but clarified that the coefficient of infection (R), which stands for 1.06, higher than planned at this stage of the removal of the restrictions.
“I can not speak by dates,” Levy explained, “on Hanukkah there will certainly not be an initiated closure. We will monitor the morbidity and what the consequences of any restriction are removed. Whether it is in the area of trade and shopping, whether cultural, cultural or leisure activities. And will put us in a gallop, we will have to consider placing restrictions. “
“High response to ‘Pilot in the collection of the pens’ in the education system”
“The education system has priority for opening,” Levy explained. “A method that tests much faster. The response was high and 80% agreed to be tested. A gentle sampling method. Designed to detect asymptomatic symptoms.”
“We have developed a technological means that can locate people according to the schedules they have been in the mall, so that when we locate people who have been in the mall with a patient, we can act quickly, isolate them and cut the contagion chains.”
“Examining how to prevent leakage from PA surfaces”
Regarding the leakage of corona patients from the PA, he added: “The transition between the residents of Judea and Samaria and the State of Israel can lead to an leakage of unknown illness, until we see the effect in the verified. We do everything to take care of it. There is an increase in morbidity in the Palestinian Authority, and there is a suspicion that those who come from the Palestinian Authority may be carriers of the disease and infect it in Israel. We will consider the measures to prevent morbidity in Judea and Samaria.