Netanyahu: Coronavirus situation 'a red light'

"The number of infections continues to be about 200 per day," PM warns, but doesn't declare an intention to tighten restrictions.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened the weekly government meeting this morning, Sunday, by addressing the continued surge in coronavirus infections.

"Unfortunately, there is currently no improvement in the status of the infection rate. The number of infections continues to be about 200 per day, which is a red light," the prime minister warned.

However, Netanyahu did not declare an intention to tighten restrictions, stating, "I reiterate and ask that everyone obey the guidelines and respect the rules of the Ministry of Health."

During his remarks, Netanyahu thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court in The Hague and senior executives in it.

"I thank Trump for the sanctions he imposed on the High Court in The Hague," the prime minister said, calling the ICC "a biased political body that abuses Israel and the United States while ignoring the terrorist regime in Iran."