Ministers disperse without new decisions on covid infection curbs

Israel’s coronavirus cabinet on Sunday ended its session without new decisions on the stringent restrictions demanded by the health authorities for curtailing the continuing rise in infection. The ministers were criticized by health experts, who warned that this delay brings the inevitable full lockdown closer and for a longer duration. Regarding the coronavirus mutation discovered in the UK, Israeli experts find it most likely that the vaccines in current use in the last few days will cover this variant, known as VUI-202012/01.

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