Israel’s coronavirus czar Prof. Nachman Ash gave a press briefing on Sunday night and warned that despite the lifting of restrictions on Sunday, the coronavirus is not yet over and a new variant from Uganda was recently found in Israel.
Ash said “The British variant, which is responsible for about 90% of daily cases, is more contagious, especially among young people, and most likely causes more serious illness in young people. We’re following after other common variants on a daily basis.”
According to the yeshivaworld, Ash revealed that the South African variant is causing 1% of the cases in Israel. We also identified seven cases of the Los Angeles variant. Yesterday we identified one case of a variant that is widespread in Uganda. Its clinical significance is not year clear to us.