Facing an uptick in coronavirus infections driven by the Delta variant, Israel's government opted against imposing major new restrictions, and instead approved a series of measures including rapid testing at geriatric facilities and summer camps and quarantine for returning travelers until they receive the result of a coronavirus test.

Prof. Hagai Levine, an epidemiologist and public health physician at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, says any imposition of restrictions should be based on a range of factors and not just a pre-determined number of daily cases. He spoke to KAN reporter Naomi Segal as the coronavirus cabinet was meeting.