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We are on verge of a state of emergency: Israeli PM over new COVID-19 variant

We are on verge of a state of emergency: Israeli PM over new COVID-19 variant

Israel has reported one case of the new strain in a traveller returning from Malawi.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met health experts on Friday to discuss how best to respond to a new variant of the coronavirus that has been detected in South Africa that he said was more contagious than the Delta strain.

"We are currently 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 new strain in a traveller returning from Malawi.

Israel announced on Thursday it was bIsraeli PM warns of state of emergency due to new coronavirus variant

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Published on: Nov 26, 2021, 4:24 PM IST
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