He has been with the ministry for 13 years.
Israel Katz and Benny Gantz opposed a full lockdown, with Gantz suggesting a weekday curfew or a weekend lockdown instead.
“In retrospect, I'm sure that some of my decisions were right and justified, and some, unfortunately - no,” Grotto wrote.
According to an official involved in the investigation the appointment didn't make sense, as "the Medical Institute for Road Safety did not operate during the coronavirus crisis.
Teddy Sagi received an exemption from Grotto after his request was denied by outgoing Health Ministry director-general Moshe Bar Siman Tov.
"We are aware of the need for public transportation, but unfortunately we are not at a stage where we can approve such large crowds congregating."
Deputy Director-General of the Health Ministry Itamar Grotto insisted that despite improvements in coronavirus conditions around the country, we must be prepared for a second wave in summer.