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Israel warns about unprecedented wave of Omicron contagions

Israel warns about unprecedented wave of Omicron contagions

Tel Aviv, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned on Tuesday that the country is on the verge of an "unprecedented storm of contagions" due to the new Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Speaking to Channel 11, Bennett said that the wave of contagions cannot be prevented, although he added that measures will be taken to mitigate it.

My goal from the beginning of the pandemic was to prevent closures as much as possible, but in the current situation I prefer not to make any promises because it is very complicated,” he pointed out.

Omicron is different from anything we knew, it is a very contagious variant, he stressed.

On his Twitter account, Professor Eran Segal, a biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science and advisor to the Government, warned that Omicron “is spreading rapidly at an unprecedented rate, doubling (the number of cases) every two or three days.”

The head of Government warned last week about an upcoming fifth wave of contagions, which would be more severe than the peak reached during the spread of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in June.

As a result, authorities extended a number of measures to deal with the problem, including a ban on the arrivals of foreigners in the country.

According to the rules, Israelis vaccinated upon arrival from abroad will be isolated for 72 hours and then subjected to a PCR test, and those who were not vaccinated against the disease will have to be confined for a week.

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