Liberman comes out against further COVID restrictions: ‘Let the economy work’
25 August 2021
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman came out Wednesday against the imposition of further coronavirus restrictions, saying that the measures currently in place appeared to be working.
“When we look at the morbidity situation, there is a stabilization in the figures and there is cause for optimism,” Liberman said during a briefing to reporters. “We need to stop talking about new restrictions and let the economy work.”
Israel last week reimposed caps on gatherings and reintroduced rules requiring social distancing in businesses.
Additionally, all children ages 3-12 must show a negative COVID test in order to enter most public attractions, leading to the setting up of dozens of rapid testing sites nationwide.
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