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Netanyahu Addresses Israel After New Virus Surge

"Evening and morning and at noon, I will pray aloud, and He shall hear my voice." Ps. 55:17

PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night 30 May 2020 addressed the nation after a weekend that reflected a surge in coronavirus cases -especially in schools. "Here is the essence of my message," said Netanyahu: "Corona is running amok in the world. It is not skipping over us. If we do not adhere to the rules, it will come back and strike us. We need to tighten discipline so that we will be able – at the same time – to open the economy. We will keep the rules and with God's help they will keep us." Netanyahu said that Israel did not reach the number of deaths seen in other countries, thanks to the timely and precautionary measures instituted by the government. He also emphasized that climate is "not a factor" where coronavirus is concerned, noting that in a number of countries with climates similar to Israel, such as Iran, Turkey, and Egypt, the death toll from coronavirus has been exceptionally high, as was the number of deaths in chilly Belgium. Netanyahu also said that the government had reopened the economy and educational system "on an experimental basis." If Israel saw another wave of coronavirus cases, the protective measures would be reinstated, warned Netanyahu.

"We have had very major successes in the fight against corona, successes on a global scale. But the pandemic is most definitely not behind us. We extinguished the greatest flames of the conflagration in the country, but we have been left with the smoldering embers which a slight breeze can fan ablaze and carry the fire to other places. Nobody is immune. As long as there is no vaccine for the virus, it will return and spread if we are not strict about being cautious. We are all called upon to continue adhering to the rules. The rules are simple: Maintain two meters; distance. Wear masks in the public sphere. Wash your hands and maintain the rules of hygiene. If we do not do this, there will be no choice but to go back to restrictions on the economy and in the public sphere. If we do this, we will be able to continue to open our economy, bring back jobs, restore growth, and restore hope." (VFI News)

Please continue to intercede for Israel and other nations according to God's promise: “I will take away sickness from among you.” Ex 23:25