Netanyahu lauds Israel's coronavirus 'success,' announces gradual reopening of economy
May 15, 2020
(JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday touted Israel's "major success" in confronting the coronavirus pandemic, and laid out the government's plan for a phased reopening of the economy following weeks of lockdowns.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday night, Netanyahu presented a graph illustrating the Jewish state's low infection rates and death tolls relative to other countries, and said that the result proved that the strict anti-coronavirus measures he began to impose in early March were justified. These measures included the shuttering of schools, the closing of...