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Bennett, health officials said to tussle over further COVID restrictions

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Government and health officials appeared to feud Friday over imposing additional coronavirus restrictions, with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett reportedly deciding against further limitations on gatherings.

According to the Walla news site, Bennett’s decision was opposed by Health Ministry officials, who are pushing for tighter curbs on gatherings.

At a meeting Thursday, Bennett cast doubt on a forecast predicting morbidity could keep rising and questioned why gatherings that already require a Green Pass should be further restricted, Army Radio reported, citing unnamed participants in the meeting.

Under Green Pass rules, entry to businesses and events is limited to those with proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

It was not clear from the report who presented the forecast. A panel of experts advising the government called for tighter restrictions on gatherings during the meeting,........

© The Times of Israel

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