Beitar Illit Mayor Meir Rubenstein on Tuesday night denounced the choice to declare his metropolis a restricted space following a rise within the variety of instances of coronavirus.
“I strongly oppose the closure, which is able to do nothing and can solely flip town into an incubator of the virus. We now have been begging for evacuation of sufferers for weeks now and we’ve a plan on the matter, however in useless. As an alternative, the Ministry of Well being is working utilizing sanctions and imposing restrictions, with out appearing to assist take the sufferers out of city,” he mentioned.
“The announcement of a closure that comes out at 11:00 p.m., when a lot of the metropolis’s residents are asleep, is a shame. The residents of Beitar Illit will get up to a closed metropolis tomorrow with out having ready to take action. I personally acquired the message by means of the media. The Ministry of Well being’s failures in coping with the second wave are embodied on this scandalous choice,” he added.