Minister Shasha-Biton
Minister Shasha-Biton Oliver Pitusi, Flash 90

The Minister of Education, Dr. Yifat Shasha-Biton, who in the Coronavirus Cabinet had criticized health ministry officials for calling for increased restrictions, also demanded that the prime minister fire Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health services.

Yediot Aharonot reported that the minister argued that the change in attitude in the government, which is trying to avoid closures, should also be reflected in change within the Ministry of Health.

Senior officials close to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett rejected the demand. According to them, Dr. Alroy-Preis is highly regarded and faithfully does her job - presenting health risks to citizens.

Director General of the Ministry of Health Prof. Nachman Ash said this week following the criticism by the Minister of Education, "To criticize the professional echelons who do a faithful job and come up with a clear professional thesis is really not right."