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Israel Leader Says New Covid Variant Risks ‘Emergency Situation’

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Israel Is on the Verge of a State of Emergency Over Variant, PM Bennett Says
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Israel was “on the verge of an emergency situation” after the new Covid-19 variant discovered in southern Africa was detected in a passenger arriving from Malawi.

“Our cardinal principle is to act now forcefully and quickly,” Bennett said at a meeting with health officials, according to a statement from his office. “We are in a new situation now. This new variant is very worrying.”