Lapid held a meeting in connection with the danger of winter epidemics of influenza and COVID-19

On Thursday, December 8, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid held a meeting at the Kiriya complex in Tel Aviv to assess the situation in connection with the risk of the spread of influenza and COVID-19 viruses in the winter season.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Health, the Director General of the Prime Minister’s Ministry, the Director General of the Ministry of Health, the Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser and the head of the NSS, the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Combating Coronavirus, the Coordinator for Combating Coronavirus, the head of the Public Health Service and others.

Coronavirus Coordinator Prof. Salman Zarqa spoke about the readiness of the health system to deal with a possible combination of influenza and coronavirus.

Moshe Edri, adviser to the Prime Minister on combating coronavirus, reported on the preparations for the upcoming winter and outlined his recommendations for continuing work.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz expressed gratitude to the staff and said that together with them, the outgoing government during the two and a half waves of the epidemic did everything possible to preserve the health and normal life of the population as much as possible, as well as a functioning economy.

Horowitz noted that the preparation of the healthcare system for the winter is carried out professionally and correctly.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid said: “Thanks to the excellent work of the government, we are now in a very good position and well prepared for any outbreak, but the coronavirus is still part of the reality both in the world and in Israel. It is important to continue to pay attention to the population in the group risk, inform, test and vaccinate.

Magen Israel and Alon headquarters will continue to work according to plan until the end of January.”

The Prime Minister noted the good preparation, functioning and readiness of the healthcare system for winter and emphasized the importance of vaccination against coronavirus, the press service of the head of government reports.

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