Health Minister:
'I've done everything to avoid closure, but options are running out'

Health Minister Edelstein holds press briefing during which he discusses fight against coronavirus.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Yuli Edelstein
Yuli Edelstein
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Health Minister Yuli Edelstein held a press briefing on Wednesday during which he discussed efforts against the coronavirus.

“The numbers aren’t encouraging,” he said. “We will need to weigh all possible options to at least stop the rate of increase, and this issue will be brought before the next cabinet meeting on Sunday, if not before then.”

“From my first day in the ministry, I did everything so as not to reach the point of a general closure. We are trying in every way not to reach a general closure.

“But in a reality where every restriction is met with a widespread public struggle against that restriction, we have to understand once and for all - if the entire bag of available tools [for fighting the virus] is not at our disposal, in the end we will also reach a closure.”