Prof. Gabi Barbash referred to the tight lockdown that will begin tonight.

"Vaccines and mutations are two factors that are very difficult to refine and know how they will affect quarantine and how long it will take. Is this the last quarantine? I assume so, assuming we know how to close the borders of the State of Israel," Barbash said in an interview with 103FM.

In July 2020, Barbash was appointed a member of the professional headquarters of Coordinator for the Fight against the Coronavirus in Israel Prof. Roni Gamzo.

Barbash is also Director of Clal Biotechnology, which owns 17% of Alicio, which is developing a COVID-19 vaccine.