Netanyahu abruptly abandoned the debate: A dramatic incident in the Corona Cabinet that convened today (Thursday) in Jerusalem, during which the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Abruptly abandons the discussion while announcing that He must address “national need” To cabinet members, explaining that “they will understand this later.” After Netanyahu left the debate, the role of moderator of the debate passed to the Minister of Health July Edelstein. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Bnei Gantz Was not present at the hearing, due to the fact that he is recovering from the surgery he underwent last night on his back.
One of the goals of the corona cabinet gathering today was to approve the sky-opening plan. The Corona Cabinet confirmed during the hearing that these are the countries from which it is possible to fly and return without the need for isolation: Greece, Croatia and Bulgaria. In addition, the Cabinet confirmed that as of August 16, 2020, the entry of Israelis from “green countries” into Israel will be without the obligation of isolation and without prior inspection. It was also agreed that the list of countries receiving Israeli tourists will be updated once every two weeks.
The Corona Cabinet has announced that flights to Greece will be required to check Corona in the country before the flight. Upon landing you will be required to undergo a further check and wait at the hotel for the answer, up to 48 hours at most. Those flying to Bulgaria will be asked to perform a corona test in the country, about 72 hours before the flight. They will not be required to carry out a further inspection and stay in solitary confinement upon entering Bulgaria. The pilots to Croatia will be asked to perform a test in the country about 48 hours before the flight and upon landing they will not pass a test and will not be required in isolation.
Tonight, the Minister of Transportation, Miri Regev, visited Ben Gurion Airport. Regev said: “We are opening the sky slowly. Aviation is the first industry to be hit, the decision to reopen it was not an easy one – there were ministers who objected. The first two weeks will be a pilot. “Ben Gurion Airport CEO Shmuel Zakai said during the tour:” We are returning, albeit slowly, but the main thing is that we will return. “The chairman of the Airports Authority, Yaakov Ganot, said:
Minister of the Interior Yaakov Litzman Resented during the discussion the additional restrictions imposed by the cabinet in its previous gathering on prayer spaces and the number of worshipers in synagogues. Sources reported toMaariv Because Litzman turned to Netanyahu and said that these decisions were a “shameful” thing, He said.
The Cabinet further instructed the National Corona Projector, Prof. Roni Gamzo, Prepare a contingency plan for a general closureThis is due to the estimates that the rate of morbidity in the virus has not decreased in the coming weeks, and due to the urgent need to reduce the amount of infections per day.
The Corona Cabinet was presented with three options: an open economy while dealing with morbidity, only half-opening the economy and the possibility of a full closure. Prof. Gamzo is in principle opposed to the possibility of closure and supports the first option. Economy Minister Amir Peretz said: “We have appointed an external projector to gain the public’s trust. How can a closure be made now? I am in favor of an open economy while dealing with disease.”
The discussion is also attended by the head of the National Security Council, Meir Ben Shabbat, the head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, representatives of the Ministries of Health and Defense, as well as representatives from the IDF and the Home Front Command. During the discussion, focus on the situation regarding the extent of the disease, clarifying the schedules for goals to reduce the extent of infection, the current state of treatment in the “red” and “orange” cities according to Prof. Gamzo’s traffic light plan for major infection centers.