Coronavirus second wave in Israel


This 14 June 2020 South Korean TV video says about itself:

In the Middle East, neighbors Egypt and Israel are both seeing a spike in coronavirus cases.

In Egypt, the number of new cases reported Saturday rose to 1-thousand-6-hundred-77, its highest daily total so far.

That puts the total number of cases there at just under 43-thousand… with almost 15-hundred deaths.

In Israel, there were 177 new cases.

One of them is an employee at the residence of President Reuven Rivlin.

For now, officials say, President Rivlin won’t be required to enter quarantine, but they are tracing people who were in contact with the employee.

Meanwhile, the country with the second-highest number of infections is Brazil.

It’s overtaken the U.K., with more than 850-thousand cases.

On Saturday, it reported almost 22-thousand new cases… and almost 900 more deaths, putting the death toll at 42-thousand-720.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Israel reopens coronavirus wards

Due to the significant increase in the number of coronavirus patients, the Israeli Ministry of Health has called on hospitals in the country to reopen coronavirus wards. In the past 24 hours, 53 infections were added.

A report by the Israeli intelligence agency that came out yesterday warned of a second wave of infections. Without prompt action, the country would be affected by 1,000 infections a day within a month.

Israel reacted quickly with rigorous measures at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. As a result, the pandemic initially went relatively smoothly. Measures were gradually relaxed in May.

In Israel, 20,686 people have been infected with the virus so far, 205 people have died.

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