Dr. Dorit Nitzan, World Health Organization (WHO) European Region Coordinator, commented on the coronavirus situation and the spread of the new Omicron strain in Israel, according to Arutz Sheva. >
According to the doctor, the virus in Israel is not raging as badly as in Europe.
“In Israel, the virus is still not raging as badly as in Europe. This is a warning about social distancing and meeting avoidance. There were cases when one person infected a hundred, '' said Dorit Nitzan.
The WHO expert noted that the organization believes that the Omicron strain causes less serious diseases than other strains of coronavirus:
< br /> “ From the information we received from the UK, it looks like the current cycle of infections is not associated with serious illness. ''
As a reminder, Israel has seen a rise in new cases of coronavirus this week. Over the past day, according to the Israeli Ministry of Health, 1,400 cases of infection have been identified. At the same time, the number of seriously ill patients remains very low: as of the morning, December 23, 81 patients with coronavirus were in serious condition.