Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has said Friday that the occupation health authorities are “on the verge of an emergency” after first case of a new, highly mutated coronavirus variant was detected in the Zionist entity.
“Israel is on the verge of an emergency, and I ask everyone to be fully prepared and harnessed for work around the clock,” Israeli media quoted the Israeli PM as saying.
Bennett held an emergency meeting on Friday morning to discuss the mutation and the implications it could have for the Zionist entity.
“A few weeks ago, when we did the ‘Omega’ national exercise for a new lethal variant scenario, it would have seemed a bit detached,” Bennett said.
“Needless to say, this is one of the most significant moves that has prepared us exactly for the situation we are in now.”
The first case of a new, highly mutated coronavirus variant that first emerged in South Africa was detected in the Zionist entity on Friday, Israeli Health Ministry announced.
Several European countries ordered that several countries in southern Africa be labeled “red,” heavily restricting entry from them.
The list includes South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eswatini.
Source: Israeli media