Israel has conducted the “Omega Exercises”, a nationwide drill to prepare for the possibility of future COVID-19 variants.
“The State of Israel is in an excellent situation, we defeated the fourth wave and we are on the verge of exiting the Delta variant. But, at the same time, we are always looking to the future and preparing for the continuation of the campaign,” said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
The Omega Exercises will be run by Israel’s civil defense minister at the National Management Centre in Jerusalem and will be conducted just like a war game.
Omega Exercises would involve scenario planning in order to prepare and make decisions related to the restriction of movement, quarantine, education, air travel, and monitoring.
“On the contrary, we are continuing to hold drills and to challenge ourselves. While the situation of coronavirus in the world is deteriorating, Israel is safe and protected. In order to maintain this, and to safeguard the continuity of normal life, we must continue to closely monitor the situation and prepare for any scenario,” explained Bennet.
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