the Knesset House Committee approved a special session of the Knesset plenum later Thursday, that will be the final step in authorizing the lockdown.
Referring to the protest of nearly 200 people at Tel Aviv's Frishman Beach on Saturday afternoon, Dr. Sharon Elrai-Price voiced strong concern – and criticism.
Schools shuttered today * Over 5,500 people diagnosed with virus in 24 hours
The ministry has set a quota of 37 testing rounds. In Germany a quota of only 30 rounds was set, and the United States requires 34.
"Nothing will help. No plan and no model will help if everyone in the public decides for themselves what they do and what they do not do."
"If the number of rounds is reduced, the number of patients may be smaller – and then the pressure to close the country will also be smaller."
Nearly fifty brands sold in Israel were tested to examine authenticity and quality.
Accompanying the rising temperatures have been rising electric bills, with the electric use for the country reaching an all-time high amid the heatwave.
Extreme heat could pose a serious health risk for at-risk populations, including the elderly, people with cardio-vesicular diseases and young children.