“We’re Amid 2nd Wave Worse Than The 1st,” Official Says, 1,000s Of Israel Police Enforce Rules

Police Spokesperson

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As part of the Israeli government’s efforts to stem the alarming rise of coronavirus cases in recent days, thousands of police officers were mobilized in a special task force to Sunday to enforce coronavirus regulations, with the establishment of eight special headquarters across Israel’s national police districts.

The police officers are focusing on the most crowded areas, including event halls, cafés and public transportation lines, ensuring that businesses do not allow more than the permitted number of customers to enter and Israeli civilians are adhering to social distancing regulations and the wearing of masks in public spaces.

The Knesset coronavirus committee met on Sunday to approve restrictions on the number of people allowed at event halls, clubs and shuls to 50 people, measures that were approved by the coronavirus cabinet on Thursday evening.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ is convening the cabinet again on Monday to continue discussions on further measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

“We’re amid a second wave that is worse than the first,” Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch said on Sunday at the meeting, adding that senior health officials believe that there could be as many as 300 seriously ill patients within two weeks.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. A doctor in Texas was just interviewed and said that he had ten patients who needed ICU care and only three ICU beds. This did not happen in New York even at the peak in April. Texas reopened too early.

  2. “Firstly, it was wrong to claim that this virus was novel. Secondly, It was even more wrong to claim that the population would not already have some immunity against this virus. Thirdly, it was the crowning of stupidity to claim that someone could have Covid-19 without any symptoms at all or even to pass the disease along without showing any symptoms whatsoever.”

    “The term “silent carriers” was conjured out of a hat and it was claimed that one could be sick without having symptoms. Wouldn’t that be something! If this principle from now on gets naturalised into the realm of medicine, health insurers would really have a problem, but also teachers whose students could now claim to have whatever disease to skip school, if at the end of the day one didn’t need symptoms anymore to be sick.”

    “Those young and healthy people who currently walk around with a mask on their faces would be better off wearing a helmet instead, because the risk of something falling on their head is greater than that of getting a serious case of Covid-19.”

    Beda M Stadler is the former director of the Institute for Immunology at the University of Bern, a biologist and professor emeritus.

    Today the University of Bern is one of the top 150 universities in the world. In the QS World University Rankings 2019 it ranked 139th.