To gain public trust, you have to make fast and professional decisions.
"A culture of bypassing the mechanism may have been created," he said. Sagi allegedly asked him for permission not to go into quarantine, then spoke with Grotto when he was refused.
Levy replaces outgoing director-general Moshe Bar Siman Tov, who held the post since 2015.
The government of the State of Israel was caught completely unprepared and unequipped with the prospect of a pandemic.
Senior medical officials and others are beginning to grade Moshe Bar Siman Tov's management of the crisis.
He held his role for the last five years, and worked in public service for the last 20.
"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."
Children who have had recurrent hospitalizations due to complex illnesses will not be allowed to return to school without first
Bar Siman Tov has been heavily criticized for the way the Health Ministry has functioned under his leadership.