Coronavirus Czar Prof. Nachman Ash this evening (Thursday) briefed reporters following the rise in morbidity and called on the public to wear masks.

Ash said: "We are close to returning to the obligation to wear masks in closed spaces, I recommend doing so now."

"The outbreak, which began at Binyamina and Modi'in, is spreading to other places - Kfar Saba, Ramla and Herzliya and other cities. The task of all of us is to control the outbreak and reduce the morbidity to a minimum. It doesn't matter if you've been vaccinated or not," he said.

123 new coronavirus cases had been diagnosed as of 5 PM today. "The maintaining of isolation is due to our Achilles heel. The isolation violators are a problem for all of us. This is the way the disease is spreading now and how variants are entering the country."... Read More: Arutz-7