Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met well being specialists on Friday to debate how finest to answer a brand new variant of the coronavirus that has been detected in South Africa that he mentioned was extra contagious than the Delta pressure.
“We’re at present on the verge of a state of emergency,” Bennett said, according to a statement from his office. “Our main principle is to act fast, strong and now.”
Israel has reported one case of the brand new pressure in a traveller getting back from Malawi.
Israel introduced on Thursday it was barring its residents from travelling to southern Africa and banning the entry of foreigners from the area.