Coronavirus commissioner Prof. Ronni Gamzu will spend the next day working on his recommendations for how to curtail coronavirus infection over the High Holidays, after night curfews were placed on 40 cities and neighborhoods across Israel on Tuesday evening. More than 3,000 people were diagnosed with the virus in the last 24 hours.
“I apologize wholeheartedly to all the cities that are currently in the process of being restricted,” Gamzu said during his weekly Facebook broadcast, only hours before the curfews were enacted. “I apologize to the residents and mayors. The coronavirus sometimes requires us to take unpleasant steps to maintain health. That is the only thing that guides me.”